The Saskatchewan Aids to Independent Living (SAIL) Home Oxygen Program provides funding towards the cost of prescribed home oxygen therapy for clients who meet the program criteria and have provincial health funding. Testing for the program is provided through qualified Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) health professionals who are trained in home oxygen testing. Assessment and treatment is delivered through private oxygen suppliers contracted by Saskatchewan Health.
Lung Saskatchewan is contracted by SAIL to provide education/tester training, tester support, rural nocturnal oxygen testing, home oxygen testing information, and resources for health professionals and clients throughout Saskatchewan. Health professionals can attend the online course and complete the quiz to receive their home oxygen tester number and be certified to complete home oxygen testing. This course is available for both certification or re-certification; re-certification is recommended every two years and counts towards two hours of continuing education credits.
Testers are responsible to also review the full Saskatchewan Aids to Independent SAIL Home Oxygen Policy and any other local SHA policies and procedures.
Have questions about testing or funding? View contacts for questions or concerns about the SAIL Home Oxygen Program.