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New Medication Process Assists Snowbirds Travellers

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Travellers leaving Saskatchewan for an extended period are now able to get up to six months of prescription drugs processed online through the Saskatchewan Drug Plan, saving them upfront out-of-pocket costs and the inconvenience of seeking reimbursement afterwards.

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Prescriptions

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, This will be our first time being snowbirds for a couple of months. We are wondering how people deal with their repeat prescriptions? Ken Cunningham Simcoe, ON Response: Ed: That’s an easy one, at least in Ontario. Simply have your doctor prescribe enough medication for your entire trip, with a little extra […]

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Three months of medication in BC

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, We have been members of the Canadian Snowbird Association and do enjoy your quarterly magazine. For 20 years, we have been travelling to Florida from Alberta for four or five months each winter and have had no problem filling prescriptions from our doctors to cover the time we were away. In 2005, […]

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Alberta Health & Snowbirds

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Prior to my move to Saskatchewan, I was a resident of Alberta. In September 2008, I called to let Alberta Health know that I was leaving the country for six months (182 days) as per my instruction. I didn’t leave the country until the 10th of October. There was no mention of […]

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Rules of the “Ontario Drug Plan”

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, In view of the problems which I recently experienced when attempting to obtain prescription medicine from my pharmacist before leaving for wintering in Florida, will you kindly clarify the rules of “Ontario Drug Plan”? How many weeks’ worth am I allowed to have in hand before obtaining a fresh supply on departure, […]

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