WestMed Paramedics in St. Walburg receives designation change
Please be advised that Saskatchewan Health Authority has designated WestMed Paramedics Inc. in St. Walburg as an Advanced Life Support ambulance service. An Advanced Life Support ambulance service employs Advanced Care Paramedics who can deliver a higher level of pre-hospital care such as advanced medications, airway supports, and manage more complex patient care situations.
Starting September 1, 2022, the rate charged for services by WestMed Paramedics Inc. will change to $325 per call, which is the same as all other ALS ambulance services in the province. The mileage rate will remain unchanged at $2.30 per kilometer.
Fees for seniors aged 65 and over will continue to be capped at $135 per ambulance trip as part of the province’s Senior Citizens' Ambulance Assistance Program. Other provincial programs such as Supplementary Health Benefits program and the Family Health Benefits program will continue to provide financial assistance for emergency transport for eligible residents.
People with employee benefits plans or other supplementary health insurance are reminded to check with their insurer about possible reimbursement of ambulance fees.
This change in rate was approved by the Saskatchewan Health Authority in accordance with Provincial guidelines.