Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation 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. In order to be eligible for this service, a patient needs to meet the following criteria:

  • 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

For more information please contact 1800 478 227. 

Areas serviced
Blue Mountains
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