Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS)

Funded by Royalties for Regions, the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) provides a subsidy towards the cost of travel and accommodation for eligible WA country residents only travelling long distances to seek certain categories of specialist medical services.

For information regarding PATS watch the PATS video:

PATS 2017 YouTube video with no subtitles
No subtitles
PATS 2017 YouTube video with English subtitles
English subtitles
PATS 2017 YouTube video in Nyangumarta language
Nyangumarta language
PATS frequently asked questions
Here you can find responses to some of the more frequently asked questions regarding PATS.
Am I eligible for PATS?
Find out who is eligible for PATS and the process to apply.
What assistance can I get?
Applying for the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme is a simple six-step process that begins with having your doctor fill in the application form, and then lodging it via phone, fax, mail or in person at one of the participating regional health services.
Resources and accommodation options
Here you can access application forms and guides for PATS, advice on accommodation options, useful links and contact information.
New PATS Application/Claim form - combined form
For information and assistance regarding the trial form please contact the Pilbara or Wheatbelt region.
Provide feedback by participating in a short confidential survey about your experience using PATS.
Contact us
If you require more information about PATS you can contact your regional PATS office.