Access to Occupational Therapy Services in Saskatchewan

We want to hear your voice as a patient, family member, professional. If you have been having difficulty accessing occupational therapy services.

Saskatchewan has the lowest number of occupational therapists per capita of any Province in Canada. As a result, our clients, their families, and other professionals are left with a gap in timely access to occupational therapy services.

Help us to advocate for increasing the availability of occupational therapists by sharing with us how the lack of timely access to occupational therapy services has affected you, a family member, friend or a client.

Your answers to the attached short list of questions will help us to identify the major barriers to accessing services and also the impact this lack of access has had on your life.  All responses will be gathered anonymously but if you want to contact us and share a more in-depth story with us then please email us at: president@ssot.sk.ca.

How long has the individual been waiting or unable to access OT services?

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* 1. How long has the individual been waiting or unable to access OT services?

What is the individual seeking/referred to Occupational Therapy services for?

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* 2. What is the individual seeking/referred to Occupational Therapy services for?

If OT is available as a public service, which barriers are preventing the individual from accessing OT? Select all that apply.

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* 3. If OT is available as a public service, which barriers are preventing the individual from accessing OT? Select all that apply.

If OT is available privately, which barriers are preventing the individual from accessing OT? Select all that apply.

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* 4. If OT is available privately, which barriers are preventing the individual from accessing OT? Select all that apply.

Does the individual have access to programs (e.g., Veteran Affairs Canada, Blue Cross, Great West Life, GMS, SGI, WCB) that will provide coverage for private OT services?

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* 5. Does the individual have access to programs (e.g., Veteran Affairs Canada, Blue Cross, Great West Life, GMS, SGI, WCB) that will provide coverage for private OT services?

How important is access to occupational therapy services to the individual?

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* 6. How important is access to occupational therapy services to the individual?

If the individual has not been able to access OT, how has this lack of access to occupational therapy impacted them?

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* 7. If the individual has not been able to access OT, how has this lack of access to occupational therapy impacted them?

I am a (check one)

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* 8. I am a (check one)

Where are you located?

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* 9. Where are you located?

What is the age range of the person who needs service?

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* 10. What is the age range of the person who needs service?

Please use the section below for any other comments that you wish to share.

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* 11. Please use the section below for any other comments that you wish to share.

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