Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living

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The Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) helps people with physical disabilities to live a more active and independent lifestyle. It also helps people in the management of certain chronic health conditions.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide people with physical disabilities and certain chronic health conditions a basic level of coverage for disability related equipment, devices, products, and supplies in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Improve affordability of disability supports.
  • Ensure easy access to benefits by maintaining effective co-ordination with health professionals and provider agencies in the community and institutions.
  • Help facilitate discharge from hospital so people can return to their homes.
  • Ensure appropriate and reasonable use of SAIL benefits.

The Ministry of Health offers these benefits to people who require them. Programs include:

  • Prosthetics and Orthotics Program
  • Mobility and Assistive Devices (Special Needs Equipment) Program
  • Therapeutic Nutritional Products Program
  • Respiratory Equipment Program Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Loan Program
  • Home Oxygen Program
  • Children's Enteral Feeding Pump Program
  • Compression Garment Program

The Ministry provides these benefits to a qualified applicant who meets specific program eligibility criteria. Programs include:

  • Paraplegia Program
  • Cystic Fibrosis Program
  • Chronic End-Stage Renal Disease Program
  • Ostomy Program
  • Haemophilia Program
  • Aids to the Blind
  • Saskatchewan Insulin Pump Program

To be eligible for SAIL:

  • You must be a resident of Saskatchewan (check your eligibility for health benefits in Saskatchewan);
  • You must possess a valid Saskatchewan Health Services Number;
  • You must be referred for service by an authorized health care professional;
  • You must use a service in Saskatchewan, unless pre-authorized by Saskatchewan Health; and
  • You must not receive benefits from other government agencies such as Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), Worker's Compensation Board, Health Canada (Non-Insured Health Benefits Program), or Department of Veterans Affairs

Newcomers to the province from other parts of Canada may receive health services coverage on the first day of the third calendar month following the date of establishing residence in Saskatchewan. SAIL has no reciprocal agreements with other jurisdictions for provision of interim coverage. Special classes of newcomers from outside Canada such as landed immigrants, student visa holders, and returning Canadian citizens or residents, may receive health services coverage from the date they establish residence. For further information, contact eHealth Saskatchewan.

Health card

For example:

  • valid health card with no photo, name and address
  • valid health card with photo, name and address
  • MCP (Medical Care Plan) number
  • Valid ambulance/dental services card
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour identification number
  • Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour file number (Income Support Card).

To learn about each program and how to apply see the SAIL General Policies.

Last updated: October 27, 2021