Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be required to wear a face mask?
Masking is currently option in our facilities.
Face masks are available at the front of our facilities for those who are more comfortable wearing a mask during their exam. Masks will no longer be mandatory or enforced as per the current Saskatchewan Health Authority guidelines.
Can I bring my partner to my appointment?
You are welcome to bring guests to your exam for support if you choose. Keep in mind that the exam rooms are small in size and does not have seating for more than 1-2 people. If you bring children with you, please ensure that they have something to occupy them so the exam is not interrupted.
Do I need to be referred for an ultrasound by my doctor?
In order to have a diagnostic ultrasound you will need to have a requisition from a licensed physician or allied healthcare professional (chiropractor, specialist, etc.) If you do not have a family doctor, you can obtain a referral form from a walk-in clinic as well.
Approximately 1 business day.
*Please note that sonographers are not permitted to provide results.
After your ultrasound is done, the radiologist will review your images and transcribe a report that will typically be delivered to your doctor within 1 business day of your exam (if anything urgent is found, the radiologist will call to discuss findings with your physician immediately). You can also find a copy of your report online within a few days of your exam, using your eHealth account.
Can I have a Pelvic Ultrasound while I'm on my period?
Our technicians regularly perform exams on patients who are menstruating or actively bleeding. It is completely up to you and your preferences as the patient, if you would feel more comfortable to postpone your scan until your period has ended that is no problem, just give us a call! (However, if your physician has specifically recommended that you have your exam done during, or after your period please ensure you follow their instruction).
Will my ultrasound appointment be covered by my provincial health insurance?
Can I come have my ultrasound done on a walk-in basis?
Most ultrasounds take about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, and often require specific preparation instructions prior to the scan. For this reason we would recommend that you schedule your appointment in advance. Some last minutes exams may be accepted permitting there is an opening in our schedule, and any prep requirements have been followed. (If your exam has been indicated as URGENT please let us know).
Can I book an appointment with you if my referral form is for a different clinic?
The Ultrasound Centre accepts all requisition forms! As long as you have an ultrasound referral that was given to you by a licensed healthcare provider you can book your exam with us.
Will there a charge for my appointment if I do not have a valid health card?
*This is most commonly applicable for:
- Patients who are new to or visiting Canada
- Patients who have an expired health card
- Residents of Quebec
If you do not have a valid health card you may choose to pay out of pocket in order to have your exam done. However - if you do obtain a valid health card or update your coverage within 6 months of your ultrasound appointment you can be reimbursed for the full amount. For more information regarding exam prices and/or reimbursement please give us a call.
How long will my results take?
As long as you posses a valid health card from any Canadian province (excluding Quebec) your ultrasound exam will be covered by your provincial health insurance.