Saskatchewan residents who need to update their health services card registration information can now efficiently complete these requests by using new online printable notification forms.
“The ministry is constantly looking for alternate solutions to better serve our customers,” Health Minister Dustin Duncan says.
“These newly-developed forms provide a convenient and efficient way for residents across the province to update their information with the Health Registration Branch. This is a good example of how we are putting the patient first.”
The ministry also launched an online application for health cards last year.
There are six new printable forms available on the Ministry of Health website at www.health.gov.sk.ca/update-info, including:
• Change to Family Unit;
• Change of Address or Request Replacement Card;
• Change of Information or Legal Change of Name;
• Notification of Extended Absence;
• Notification of an Updated Immigration Document; and
• Notification of Power of Attorney.
Individuals can complete the applicable forms and submit them along with supporting documentation to the Health Registration Branch in Regina. The function to directly submit changes to registration information online is currently under development.
With the availability of online forms and other alternate services including call centre, email service and fax, the Health Registration Branch front counter in Regina, which primarily serves customers from Regina and surrounding areas, will close effective September 10, 2012. This change will allow the branch to redirect staffing resources to better meet the needs of residents across the province.
People who have questions regarding their health card can email the Health Registration Branch at cha...@health.gov.sk.ca, or contact its call centre at 1-800-667-7551 (in-province only), or 306-787-3251 (Regina area or outside Saskatchewan).
For more information related to the Saskatchewan health card and health benefits, please visit www.health.gov.sk.ca/health-card.