In accordance with Ministry of Health Legislation (Health Insurance Act, Reg. 552) hospitals are required to bill a co-payment charge to patients for the use of an ambulance.

Rates set by the Ministry of Health

  • $45 for a patient with valid Ontario Health Insurance
  • $240 for a medically unnecessary ambulance
  • $240 for a Non-resident of Canada or an Uninsured resident
  • $240 for Out of Province Health Insurance

Unbillable Categories

If you are not subject to billing for these services e.g. if you are receiving social assistance benefits, please attach proof (e.g. a statement of receipt or an income supplement statement) to the invoice and mail the invoice back to us at:

Patient Billing
Sault Area Hospital
750 Great Northern Rd
Sault Ste. Marie, On
P6B 0A8

Payment Options

Hospital bills can be paid either online or by automated phone at 1-877-671-5987 using either Visa or Mastercard.


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions section or phone (705) 759-3434 ext. 5415 with your questions.