Saskatchewan Blue Cross® and Lumeca Health form partnership to enhance member access to virtual care 

May 20, 2021 | News

Saskatchewan Blue Cross announced today an exciting new partnership with Saskatchewan-based healthcare technology company Lumeca Health (Lumeca), dedicated to raising awareness of the free virtual healthcare solution Lumeca offers to valid Saskatchewan Health Card holders. Lumeca offers virtual health consultations from licensed Saskatchewan physicians to Saskatchewan residents through secure text, audio, and video consultations. This partnership is one of many member-centric enhancements being introduced by Saskatchewan Blue Cross in 2021. 

“Providing exceptional member experiences is at the core of who we are,” says Megan Douglas, VP of Customer Relations & External Affairs. “Our partnership with Lumeca is all about generating awareness with the individuals we serve of this free, locally-based option available to support their care, and their journey to whole health and wellness. Saskatchewan Blue Cross members can also conveniently save their policy and ID number within the Lumeca Health mobile app, allowing them to quickly and seamlessly reference their insurance information while at a pharmacy or with other specialists and providers.” 

Enabling access to virtual healthcare is the way of the future. Lumeca offers an integrated approach that connects users to doctors, specialists and mental health professionals, who can advise users on best steps forward – whether that is the need for a prescription, further treatment with a specialist, counselling or just some rest and relaxation. They handle everything from managing referrals to sending prescriptions to a preferred pharmacy. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Saskatchewan Blue Cross and supporting their members with access to virtual healthcare. Our partnership is another step towards achieving our goal to provide solutions that make virtual healthcare accessible to all communities throughout Saskatchewan.” said Shawn Hazen, Director and Founder of Lumeca. “Our team is here to support the health of Saskatchewan residents, with technology that gives patients direct access to licensed Saskatchewan doctors from the comfort of their homes." 

Saskatchewan Blue Cross is committed to improving health literacy in Saskatchewan and removing barriers to care. With a vision for a future of lifelong health and wellbeing for every person in Saskatchewan, they are dedicated to empowering members with tools and resources that allow them to better address their healthcare and wellness needs. 

About Saskatchewan Blue Cross 

For 75 years, Saskatchewan Blue Cross® has been committed to delivering exceptional health and wellness benefits, travel insurance and life insurance solutions to Saskatchewan residents and employers. A locally based, not-for-profit organization, it’s recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, one of the Top 100 Companies in Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s Top 100 Brands (as part of the Canadian Association of Blue Cross® Plans), and proudly supports the wellbeing of more than 200,000 people through their individual and employer plans. With a mission to empower communities on their journey to whole health and wellness, and a vision for a future of lifelong health and wellbeing for every person in Saskatchewan, this team is committed to advancing and benefiting the communities they call home. Learn more at: sk.bluecross.ca.  

About Lumeca Health  

Lumeca Health, one of Canada’s leading virtual care platforms connects patients with health care providers throughout Saskatchewan. Whether rural, remote or urban, patients using Lumeca can rapidly access virtual walk-in medicine, family medicine, mental health practitioners and specialists via their smartphone, tablet or computer.  Founded in 2016, Lumeca Health is proudly headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan. 

Media Contact 

Cheryl de Villiers 
Director, Marketing & External Affairs 
Saskatchewan Blue Cross  
Cdevilliers@sk.bluecross.ca  
306.667.5245 

Brandy Hehn 
Director of Marketing & Design 
Lumeca 
bhehn@lumeca.com