Patient travel subsidies

Victorians who must travel long distances to receive specialist medical services can have their travel costs partly reimbursed.

The Victorian patient transport assistance scheme subsidises the travel and accommodation of rural Victorians, and an approved escort, who have to travel a long distance to receive approved medical specialist services.

For more information and to apply

For an application form, ask your local doctor, hospital social worker or phone the scheme's office on 1300 737 073.

See the Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme page on the Department of Health website.