Patient travel undertaken as of 1 October 2016 will ordinarily be covered by a standard rate per kilometre instead of being reimbursed at a rate equivalent to the cheapest form of public transport available on the route in question.
If the journey is in excess of 300 kilometres each way, you will be reimbursed the equivalent of the expense of the cheapest available mode of public transport for the journey in question.
You must have travelled further than ten kilometres to be entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses. Additionally, the travel expenses must be greater than the local minimum fare on public transport.
Please note that you may still apply for reimbursement of travel expenses that do not fulfil these requirements if you are able to provide documentation from your treatment centre stating that it was necessary for you to use your car or a taxi on health-related grounds.
If you need to travel by air as part of your journey, your local patient travel office should book this on your behalf. The patient travel office can be contacted by phone on 05515.
If you choose to pay for travel yourself, you will be reimbursed at the standard rate per kilometre for journeys of less than 300 kilometres. On journeys in excess of 300 kilometres you will be reimbursed the equivalent of the expense of the cheapest available public transport option for the journey in question.