Are you a low-income senior receiving the federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or a senior living in a residential facility?


If yes, you are probably eligible to receive full public coverage of all prescribed medicines that are listed on the Saskatchewan Drug Formulary after the payment of a $100 semi-annual deductible (for residential care residents) or a $200 semi-annual deductible (for GIS recipients), plus a 35% (per prescription) co-payment. The formulary is available publicly, and it is possible to search it by looking up the name of the medication to see if it is covered. 

If your medicine is an Exception Drug Status (EDS) benefit and requires prior authorization by the public plan before it is covered at the pharmacy, please click here to learn more.

Note – All Saskatchewan seniors are limited to paying no more than $25 per prescription out of pocket once you have paid all applicable deductibles semi-annually. Also, if you are temporarily unable to pay the required contribution amount, the Emergency Assistance for Prescription Drugs Plan offers temporary support to allow required prescriptions to be filled. Requests for coverage must be made by your pharmacist. If you are approved, you can receive up to a month’s supply of the prescription medication at a reduced cost. The level of assistance provided is in accordance with your ability to pay.

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