The National Travel Assistance Scheme provides financial assistance to people who are referred by their specialist to see another specialist, and need to travel long distances or travel frequently.
Both specialists must be part of a publicly funded health and disability support service, for example, a renal dialysis centre or a specialist disability service.
Review of the National Travel Assistance Scheme
In October 2018, the Ministry of Health finished its draft report summarising the findings of the National Travel Assistance (NTA) Scheme Review, and making recommendations for its improvement.
The final report was released on 27 February 2019.