Tasmanian Government Concessions

Patient travel assistance

Concession details

Financial assistance is available for Tasmanians required to:

  • travel more than 75 kilometres one way to access specialist medical services or lymphoedema treatment not available locally
  • travel more than 50 kilometres one way to access the nearest renal and oncology treatment centre

and

  • the patient is ineligible for assistance from other sources (eg MAIB, Workers’ Compensation, DVA).

Levels of assistance are determined by the distance, type of travel and accommodation required.

Client contribution towards travel is reduced for holders of a:

  • DHS or DVA* Pensioner Concession Card
  • DHS Health Care Card.

* Where DVA card holders are not eligible under another scheme.

For more information:

Phone:
Department of health and Human Services
Royal Hobart Hospital: 6166 8225 or 6166 8546
Launceston General Hospital: 6777 6249
North-West Regional Hospital: 6477 7732
Email: ptas@dhhs.tas.gov.au
Web:
www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/ptas