I need to travel interstate or away from home for treatment. Can I still access treatment?

It is important to talk with your treatment team before travelling for treatment and follow up appointments to avoid unnecessary travel. Many services have already moved to telephone consultations and this may be the right solution for you. Your doctor should be able to advise you if there is an equivalent local service closer to home which may be more suitable during this time if you do need treatment.


Reimbursement for required medical travel will remain under each state based patient travel and accommodation scheme. Information about these schemes is available here. Some people who travel interstate for their treatment may be affected by the closure of state borders. If this applies to you, then you will likely be able to apply for classification as an essential traveller on compassionate grounds, such as medical treatment or visiting ill loved ones.


In any situation, we recommend your speak to a doctor about ongoing treatment arrangements.

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