Patient assisted travel scheme

Funded by Royalties for Regions, the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) provides a subsidy towards the cost of travel and accommodation for eligible patients travelling long distances to seek certain categories of specialist medical services. Find out more about the scheme.

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Scheme overview
The Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) provides a subsidy towards the cost of travel and accommodation for eligible permanent country residents, and their approved escorts, who are required to travel a long distance to access certain categories of specialist medical services (including Telehealth). Here you can find an overview of the scheme, including who is eligible.
Application process
Applying for the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme is a simple six-step process that begins with having your doctor fill in the application form, and then lodging it via phone, fax, mail or in person at one of the participating regional health services.
Resources and accommodation options
Here you can access application forms and guides for PATS, advice on accommodation options, useful links and contact information.
Contact Us
If you require more information about PATS you can contact your regional PATS office.