This message is for our wonderful patients traveling from Victoria or New South Wales. Don’t forget to check your eligibility for travel assistance when traveling to South Australia for your specialist appointment.
Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) covers some of the travel and accommodation costs incurred by rural Victorians when they must travel more than 100 kilometres one way for specialist medical treatment. To be eligible, patients must live in a designated rural area and not be undergoing clinical trials or accessing allied healthcare. An approved medical specialist or authorised officer must sign the claim form. Please contact the VPTAS office on 1300 737 073 or if you have any questions.
For more information click this link https://www.health.vic.gov.au/rural-health/victorian-patient-transport-assistance-scheme-vptas
New South Wales Patients
The Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS), provides financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs when you need to travel more than 100km one way or 200km within a week for appointments to the same medical practitioner or health service for specialised medical treatment that is not available locally.
For more information click this link https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/transport/Pages/iptaas.aspx