Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) is a subsidy program that provides money to pay for some travel, escort and accommodation costs when rural and remote South Australians travel over 100 kilometres each way to see a specialist.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, assistance is available to travel on the most economical form of transport appropriate to your medical condition as recommended by your local doctor.
For more information about PATS see the PATS Handbook or email CHSAPATS@health.sa.gov.au
The Patient Assistance Transport Scheme will be closed from 5pm Friday 19 December 2014 until Sunday 4 January 2015, and applications will not be processed during that time.
An independent review led by health specialist Dr David Filby resulted in 15 new recommendations.
The financial changes are effective 1 January 2015 and these include:
A new data system is in development to help streamline processes for country consumers, and communication materials will be available when this is launched in 2015.
Further information about the review is available on the SA Health website
Clinical Criteria for Air Travel
Clinical Criteria for Escorts
Application Form and Handbook
SA Transport (Taxi) Subsidy Scheme
Adelaide Metro Transport
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Transport for Seniors
Special Medical Transport Services
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