Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS)
PTSS provides financial assistance to patients and their approved escorts to access specialist medical services that are not available locally.
Patients who are referred for specialist medical treatment and need to travel more than 50km from their nearest Queensland public hospital or health facility can apply for a subsidy to assist with travel and accommodation costs.
Patients applying for a subsidy under the scheme must have a referral from a medical practitioner to an eligible specialist medical service. An application form must be completed and forwarded to the hospital nearest to the patient's place of residence. The hospital is responsible for all aspects of patient travel and inquiries regarding the subsidy should be directed to these facilities.
Further information is available for patients wishing to apply to access the scheme by contacting Patient Travel Townsville
For more information please contact our Patient Travel Team
Phone: (07) 4433 1115
Alternatively further information is available for patients wishing to apply to access the scheme by contacting 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or on the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) website.