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Patient Travel Assistance Scheme (PTAS) application

Tasmanian Health Service (THS)

Instructions for downloading templates into Medical Director or Best Practice

From 22 March 2023, the revised PTAS Operational Framework comes into effect. This includes revised eligibility criteria, more timely reimbursement, increased access to upfront payment of PTAS subsidies and new processes for handling appeals, complaints and exceptional requests.

Please remove copies of the old PTAS Application Form and replace them with the new form.

A Quick Guide to PTAS Referrals is provided to assist medical practitioners in referring eligible patients for PTAS support.

Additional details about the scheme are available at www.health.tas.gov.au/ptas or contact your local PTAS office:

Royal Hobart Hospital:  6166 8225

Launceston General Hospital:  6777 6249

North West Regional Hospital: 6477 7734

Relevant Tasmanian HealthPathways:

Tasmanian HealthPathways is a web-based information portal designed to help primary care clinicians plan local patient care through primary, community and secondary healthcare systems.

New users can request access here.