On the 1st January 2006 the Ministry of Health launched the new National Travel Assistance Policy.
This policy supersedes all previous
Travel Assistance Policies nationwide
The National Travel Assistance Scheme provides financial assistance to people who are referred by their hospital specialist to see another hospital specialist, and need to travel long distances or travel frequently.
CAN I CLAIM FOR TRANSPORT & ACCOMMODATION?
To find out if you qualify for financial assistance and to obtain a registration and claim form
Auckland, Starship or Middlemore hospital?
There are many options available within the Lakes District. Some services provide home to hospital transport for patients and support people. To find a provider suitable for your transport needs.
- find a Health or Social Service such as a counsellor, family service or a GP
- know what’s happening in your local community by keeping up to date with local events, workshops, training, news, conferences and wellbeing.
- find quality information relating to health and wellbeing
- promote your service for free
For Travel & Accommodation enquiries please contact either:
National Travel Assistance Coordinator
Phone: 07 349 7849
Lakes District Health Board
Private Bag 3023
National Travel Assistance
Phone: 0800 281 222 (option 2)