Patient Assistance Transport Scheme


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What you will learn

The Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) provides subsidies to assist South Australians who are required to travel more than 100 kilometers each way to access necessary and approved medical services not available locally.


This course is intended for all health care staff involved with authorising PATS claims. This includes GPs, nursing staff, admin staff, Aboriginal health workers, practice managers, specialists and reception staff.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • identify the criteria for PATS eligibility
  • identify which forms must be completed and by whom
  • identify where to go to find more information and apply for PATS financial assistance.


PATS website:

Phone: 1300 341 684


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