Travel costs: Disabled people and carers - Hospital visits

If you are disabled or are a carer you may be entitled to help with transport costs

Hospital visits

Non-emergency Patient Transport Services (PTS)

You may be eligible for non-emergency patient transport services (PTS). This service provides free transport to and from hospital for if you:

  • need additional medical support during your journey
  • find it difficult to walk
  • are a parent or a guardian of children who need visit to hospital

PTS may not be available in all areas. You will need to speak to your GP or the healthcare professional who referred you to hospital. They will tell you if you’re eligible for PTS and how to apply.

Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)

If your GP or the healthcare professional refers you to hospital or other NHS premises for an appointment, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).

Please visit NHS Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme to find out eligibility and how to claim.


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