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Travel Assistance

Did you know?

There is a NSW government scheme that provides financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs if a patient needs to travel long distances for health or medical treatment that is not available locally.

It is called Isolated patients travel and accommodation assistance Scheme (IptaaS). The key criteria for potential IptaaS eligibility are:

  • Distance travelled – patients must travel at least 100 km. (each way), or a cumulative distance of at least 200 km. per week, from their usual place of residence to access the nearest treating medical specialist.
  • Specialist status – the specialist visited must be registered as such on the Health Insurance Commission Medicare provider file to be recognised as a specialist, except as otherwise provided for in this policy framework, unless both of these criteria apply, a patient is not eligible for IptaaS.

Full scheme details can be found at: http://www.iptaas.health.nsw.gov.au/home

Or call: 1800 IPTAAS

or email: [email protected]

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