Transport for Health provides a range of transport and travel assistance to people who cannot use or have difficulty using public and/or private transport or who are disadvantaged by distance. Transport for Health includes the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS).
Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS)
IPTAAS is a subsidy program which provides financial assistance to help with travel and accommodation costs for people (and eligible escorts) who need to travel long distances to access specialist treatment not available locally. Patients travelling at least 100km each way, or at least 200km per week cumulative distance, are eligible to apply for IPTAAS subsidies.
To obtain further details about IPTAAS eligibility, IPTAAS application forms and IPTAAS Fact Sheets, and to make an online IPTAAS application, go to EnableNSW IPTAAS
EnableNSW's IPTAAS web page also includes a calculator useful for obtaining an estimate of your reimbursement for travel and accomodation costs.
Alternatively, you can obtain application forms by contacting an IPTAAS office on one of the following numbers:
- 1800 IPTAAS (1800 478 227) – EnableNSW office
- 08 80801433 – Broken Hill office (residents of Far West Local Health District)
- 1800 660 361 – Tamworth office (residents of Hunter New England Local Health District)
- (02) 6620 2168 – Lismore office (residents of Mid North Coast and Northern NSW Local Health Districts