Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS)

The Patient Assistance Transport Scheme – called PATS for short – is a subsidy program funded by the Government of South Australia and administered through the six regional local health networks by the Rural Support Service in SA Health.

Through PATS, subsidies are provided to assist South Australians who are required to travel more than 100km each way to access necessary and approved medical specialist services that are not available locally.

Approved escorts are also eligible for PATS.

For more information about PATS or to find out if you are eligible for subsidies, please visit PATS website.

Making a PATS claim

To make a PATS claim, please visit PATS website where you can download forms and access the online portal.

Contact us

You can contact the PATS team on 1300 341 684 or by emailing us at