What subsidies are available?
PATS will provide 32 cents per km travelled by private vehicle, or generally most of the cost of public transport or air travel – if you have been medically authorised to travel by air.
PATS can provide up to $44 per night per person in commercial accommodation including GST.
Approved medical specialist services include:
Pregnancy Advisory Centre (PAC)
prosthetics/orthotics clinics *
clients admitted to country hospitals
inpatient rehabilitation services
* The treatment provider must be a full member of the Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA).
Appointments with the following health professionals are ineligible for subsidy:
allied health professionals
general dental practitioners
PATS is also unable to provide subsidies for people travelling for:
clinical trials or experimental treatments (other than phase IV trials)
appointments for a second opinion
surgery for cosmetic reasons