Patient Travel Assistance Scheme

Contact Royal Hobart Hospital Social Worker or the Patient Transport Team on (03) 6166 8225 or (03) 6166 8546
Website: PTAS | Tasmanian Department of Health
Email: [email protected]

PTAS provides financial help with transport and/or accommodation costs to Tasmanian residents who need to travel for specialised health services. For people who are:

  1. more than 50km (one way) to the nearest oncology or dialysis treatment centre
  2. more than 75km (one way) to the nearest appropriate specialist medical service
  3. more than 75km (one way) to access lymphoedema treatment from their permanent residence.

Benefits are paid for interstate referrals if the treatment is unavailable in Tasmania. You may also be eligible for financial assistance with your accommodation and travel if the doctor determines the patient requires an escort.

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