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Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch: Palliative Care Drug Coverage

Provided by: Government of Saskatchewan - Health

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Service Description

Covers the costs of prescription drugs for palliative care patients who are in the late stages of terminal illnesses. Includes coverage for prescription drugs, dietary supplements, and other basic supplies.

A palliative care patient is a person who:

  • Has a terminal illness with a life expectancy measured in months
  • Does not have appropriate treatment options to cure their illness or to prolong their life
  • Requires care to improve or maintain their quality of life, including managing symptoms such as pain, nausea, and stress.


Palliative care patients who are in the late stages of terminal illnesses.

Application Process

A patient's physician must submit a completed Request for Palliative Care Drug Coverage Form in order to register a patient for this program.

Upon receipt of a signed Request for Palliative Care Drug Coverage Form, the Drug Plan generates notification letters to the patient.

A patient will still require a separate physician request for any drugs listed under the Exception Drug Status Program.

Palliative care drug coverage is routinely backdated 30 days from the date the form is received by the Drug Plan. In certain cases where a patient is eligible for coverage but application is not made, the Drug Plan will consider backdating at the physician's request.

Acute and Emergency Services Branch / Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch / Community Care Branch / SAIL


3475 Albert Street
Regina SK  S4S 6X6

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Albert Street and 23rd Avenue

Location Info


Wheelchair access - designated parking spaces; Wheelchair access - lowered elevator buttons; Wheelchair access - front or side or back doors; Wheelchair access - ramps; Wheelchair access - washrooms (at least one)

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