Health Resources for Seniors in Saskatoon and area

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Important Phone Numbers

Emergency: 911
Healthline: Government of Saskatchewan: Dial 811 for professional health advice
MedSask: Questions about prescriptions, over the counter medications Phone 1-800-665-3784
Royal University Hospital: 306.655.1000
St. Paul’s Hospital: 306.655.5000
Saskatoon City Hospital: 306.655.8000

Health Care Concerns and Complaints

If you have a concern about health services you receive, try to resolve it as soon as possible by discussing your concern directly with the health care provider involved or their supervisor when possible. If your concerns are not resolved call the Saskatchewan Health Authority Quality of Care Coordinator for the area where you live. If you’re unable If you do not feel your complaint is handledfairly and other avenues of appeal are ineffective contact the Health Professional Association responsible for that profession. Health professional associations are legally required to receive and investigate complaints about the competency and conduct of their members. You may also contact the Office of the Provincial Ombudsman (306) 933-5500.

Clinics

The following clinics are privately operated minor emergency and walk-in clinics that are not affiliated with Saskatoon Health Region.The clinics offer minor emergency care when patients cannot access their family doctor or need urgent care which does not require the use of the hospital emergency room.

Saskatoon Health Region – Facilities- Walk-in clinics
Saskatoon Community Clinic: primary health care co-operative offering health services at two locations – Downtown Clinic, located at 455 2nd Ave. N. and Westside Clinic, located at 1528 20th St. W.

Fall Prevention

Remembering When: Getting Up from a fall

Remembering When: Helping Someone Up from a Fall

Saskatoon Health Region – 306-655-8664 
Daphne Kemp, Regional Falls Reduction and Injury Prevention Coordinator

Fitness (Classes, exercise, facilities)

Saskatchewan Seniors Fitness Association : 306-842-4807

Saskatoon Leisure Centres: City of Saskatoon website

Saskatoon Fieldhouse: 306-975-3354

Saskatoon Leisure guide


Flu Clinics

Influenza Program 


Government of Saskatchewan – Ministry of Health

General Inquiry Line: 1.800.667.7766 

Seniors’ Programs and Services : 1-800-667-7766

Seniors’ Health 

Seniors Drug Plan 1.800.667.7581 Toll Free

Supplementary Health Benefits 306.787.3124

Health Registries / Health Card: 1.800.667.7551

Out-of-province health services: 1.800.667.7523

Personal Care Homes: 306.787.1715

Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) – 306.787.7121
Saskatoon Depot
2310 Louise Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7J 2C7
Phone: (306) 664-6646
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Hospitals

Saskatoon City Hospital 

St. Paul’s Hospital

Royal University Hospital


Laboratory Services

Saskatoon Health Region Laboratory Services 


Oral Health

Oral Health for Seniors – Position paper– By Asraf Nazir September 2011


Phone Numbers:

Chronic Disease Management Program:Office Phone: 306.655.5483 

Toll Free Phone: 1.877.548.3898

Client & Family Resource Centre 

Client Patient Access Services: 306.655.4346

Drug Plan, Seniors Saskatchewan: 1-800-667-7581 (toll free)

Falls Prevention, Saskatoon Health Region: 306. 655.8664

Forever…in motion: 306.655.0829

Home Care, Saskatoon Health Region: 306. 655.4300 

LiveWell with Chronic Conditions: 306.655.4437

MD Ambulance Care Ltd: 306.975.8808

Meals on Wheels: 306.655.4318

Mental Health and Addiction Services: 306. 655.4100

Mobile Crisis: 306.933.6200

Rural Emergency Services: 306.242.8808

Staying on your Feet: 306.655.3418

Saskatoon Health Region: 306.655.7500

Programs & Services Seniors’ Health and Continuing Care: 306.655.8377 


Physicians

Saskatoon Health Region Physicans taking patients 
To have a copy of this list sent to you, please call 306-655-0197


Respite 

Community Day Programs

The purpose of Community Day Programs is to meet social, recreational and respite needs of individuals who, because of health-related difficulties, are unable to access these services independently in the community. Access to Community Day Programs within the boundaries of the former Saskatoon District Health is through Client Patient Access Services (CPAS) 306.655.4346. See Caregiving Section for listing of Community Day Programs 

Planned Respite Care

provides relief for the caregiver and reduced risk of family breakdown.Bookings are through CPAS in advance of requested dates. 
Contact your Client Care Coordinator for current rates.

Unplanned Respite Care

provides short term (up to 7 days) respite.Appropriate if there is a sudden, unexpected change in the support system and the client requires 24-hour supervision (i.e., primary caregiver hospitalized or unexpectedly called out of town).Cost – Contact your Client Care Coordinator for current rates. The client covers all costs for transportation to and from the facility and for medications. 

Saskatchewan Health Authority Client Representatives 306.655.0250 or 1.866.655.5066


Support Groups

Saskatoon Health Region – Caregiver Support Groups – 306. 655.3426
Sherbrook Community Centre – MindFull CAfe – opportunity to meet in a relaxed social setting for people with dementia, family, care partners – 306.655.3742

Saskatoon Health Region – Groups, Support & Resources for the Bereaved – PDF brochure

CNIB Peer Support Group for Seniors Experiencing Vision Loss
The group meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday. For more information and to register call Ashley at the CNIB (306)374-4545 or e-mail Ashley at ashley.hay@cnib.ca.