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Medical treatment and expenses
The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) pays for medical treatment, hospital care, prescription drugs and medical supplies related to accepted injuries that happened on the job. Saskatchewan Health does not cover these costs for work injury claims.
WCB accredited psychologists have agreed that the WCB may publish their contact information so workers and employers can reach out to them about treatment for mental health issues arising from a work injury.
Frequently asked questions
A: You can go to any physician, dentist, chiropractor, optometrist, psychologist, physical therapist or any other care provider who’s registered or licensed in Saskatchewan.
A: No. Tell your care provider that your injury happened at work. They will bill the WCB directly.
The WCB will pay all medical and hospital costs for your injury, including any prosthetics or appliances needed because of the injury. If your care provider has questions about WCB coverage, they should contact us.
A: Keep your receipts when you buy prescription drugs and medical supplies to treat your injury.
To be repaid for these expenses, send copies of your receipts and claim number to the WCB. Keep your original receipts for one year.
If you want to have bills for prescriptions and medical supplies sent directly to the WCB, you must get our permission first.
If you need reimbursement for medical expenses, download the Worker’s Medical Expense Statement form (WME).
A: There are circumstances under which the WCB may pay for replacement or repair of dentures, eyeglasses, artificial eyes and/or artificial limbs that were broken when you were injured or during an incident that occurred in the course of employment. We may also give you an allowance for clothes worn or damaged by an artificial limb or other aids supplied by the WCB because of your injury.
To find out more, contact your case manager.
A: Before you leave the province or your home community for treatment, make sure you talk about travel expenses with your WCB case manager. They will let you know what travel expenses can be reimbursed to you.
A: Moving out of the province or the country can affect your benefits and your medical treatment or rehabilitation. Before moving, contact your WCB representative for details on how it could affect your claim.
A: If you are required to attend an appointment in relation to your WCB claim, such as a medical examination or an appeal hearing, and if that appointment requires you to miss work, the WCB can reimburse you or your personal attendant for the time lost.
A: If you are injured at work and need dental work as a result of your injury, the WCB can pay for dental expenses. You can see any dentist who’s registered or licensed in Saskatchewan.
A: Massage may be covered by WCB benefits if it is related to your work injury. The WCB limits the number of massage therapy treatments to five sessions per claim. If your recovery does not progress, your primary care provider can request advanced assessment and treatment or expedited appointments, if required.
Return to work should generally be part of your treatment plan. Learn more about your recovery and return to work.
A: When your treatment provider recommends physiotherapy, you can set up a physiotherapy appointment with a physical therapist accredited by the WCB.