Ambulance Charges

Ambulance Charges Private Health Insurance
and Supplemental Health Programs

Here you can find information regarding both Ambulance Charges and Payment options as well as Senior Citizens Ambulance Assistance and Supplemental Health Programs.


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.