Ambulance Fees for Saskatchewan Residents

Basic Pick-Up Fee: $245
Mileage Fee: $2.30/km (round trip mileage is charged)
Waiting Time: $100/hr (1st 30 minutes is no charge)
SAir Ambulance: $350 (Pickup fee plus ambulance charge to and from airplane)

Additional fees apply for Registered Nurse Escorts or Advanced Life Support Intercepts.


Ambulance Fees for Out of Province Residents

Basic Pick-Up Fee: $360
Mileage Fee: $3.05/km (round trip mileage is charged)
Waiting Time: $100/hr (1st 30 minutes is no charge)

Additional fees apply for Registered Nurse Escorts or Advanced Life Support Intercepts.

EMS Ambulance

Additional charges may apply.


Minimum Charge for an Ambulance Transfer to Saskatoon:

Biggar: $695.80
Rosetown: $797.00
Outlook: $682.00
Kindersley: $1215.60
Macklin: $1441.00
Unity: $1165.00
Eston: $1243.20
Davidson: $783.20

Insurance and Programs
Payment Information
Common Questions


Private Health Insurance

Contact your local agent for further details.
Blue CrossGMS


Supplemental Health Program

Aids low income families with medical expenses. Contact the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health at 1-800-266-0695 for more information.


Workers Compensation Board and SGI

If an individual is injured at work or involved in a motor vehicle accident, other government agencies such as WCB and SGI cover the complete cost for eligible individuals.

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)

Members may be covered for a portion or all ambulance services, depending on their status. Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-866-522-2122 for more information.

Seniors 65+

Seniors 65+

For Saskatchewan Residents 65 years of age and over Senior Citizens Ambulance Assistance Program (SCAAP) will pay the remainder of the invoice, the patient is responsible to pay the first $275.00 per trip.

First Nations and Inuit Health Branch

First Nations and Inuit Health Branch

(FNIHB) pays for most Non-Insured Health Benefits on behalf of all First Nations persons regardless of their residence or their income. FNIHB does not provide coverage for return to home hospital ambulance costs. The patient will be responsible for the cost unless Health Canada provides pre-authorization.

Payment options

Payment options

Inquiries regarding payment options, such as monthly payment options, can be directed to:
Heartland Health Region Finance Office at (306) 834-2646 ext 222

  • Payment options will accompany the ambulance invoice.
  • Cash and cheque payments can be made at any of the facilities in Heartland Health Region.
  • Visa and MasterCard payments can be processed by calling (306) 834-2646 ext 222.
  • Debit payments can be made in person at the Heartland Health Region Finance Office in Kerrobert.
  • On-line payments are available through your financial institution’s online banking site.

Payment options VISA
Payment options MASTERCARD
Payment options INTERAC

Ambulance services are a non-insured benefit through Saskatchewan Health.
Heartland Health Region encourages the public to have coverage through a private insurance company.


What if no one told me I had to pay for the ambulance?

All ambulance calls and/or trips are billed to the patient, including doctor ordered trips. It is the patient’s responsibility to determine if they have coverage.

What if I did not call for an ambulance?

Charges will apply if the patient, a close relation/friend or guardian called for the ambulance. This includes patients who refuse an examination or transportation by EMS. Patients who receive treatment but are not transported will also be charged.

Are transfers to a higher level of care covered?

Yes they are if you have private insurance.

Is my trip to an appointment covered?

Your bill may be covered by your private insurance provider, please check with your private insurance provider.

Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).


The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.


The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.


If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.


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Links to the websites below are provided for the information and convenience of visitors to this site.

The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

3S Health

Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation


Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

Swift Current Newcomer Welcome Centre

Well Wishes
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