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Increased financial assistance for regional people who need to travel for treatment

The Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) is a NSW Government scheme providing financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs when a patient needs to travel long distances for treatment that is not available locally.

FASD NSW Grant Funding

From 1 August 2022, the IPTAAS has increased subsidies for travel and accommodation for regional patients attending appointments or treatments. Patients attending high-risk foot clinics, non-commercial clinics trials, highly specialised publicly funded oral health clinics in NSW and ocularists are now also eligible to claim.

Who is eligible for IPTAAS?

To be eligible for IPTAAS, a patient must:

  • Be a resident of NSW or Lord Howe Island

  • Be enrolled with Medicare

  • Not be receiving, or eligible for, financial assistance for travel and accommodation from third party insurance or other Australian government services

  • Be referred for treatment at their nearest health service

  • Receive treatment at an approved health service

  • Travel from their residence for treatment at least 100km (one way), or at least 200kms in a week by making multiple trips to and from treatment

Where can I find more information?

Visit the IPTAAS for more information or to apple for a subsidy visit



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