Patient Assisted Travel Scheme
The Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) provides permanent country residents in the WA Country Health Service
region with financial assistance when travelling more than 100kms to access the nearest eligible medical specialist service (including Telehealth
Country patients needing to travel more than 70kms to access specialist medical treatment for cancer or dialysis (where the health service is unable to provide a transport service) are also eligible for some assistance.
More than 50,000 trips have been subsidised under PATS each year.
How to access the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme
The Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) is administered through the Department of Health. For detailed information about PATS, including guides, eligibility and application forms, visit the WA Country Health Service website