When will I receive payment for PATS?
Where possible, the health service will book and pay for air, train and bus fares directly or provide pre-paid fuel cards or vouchers.
In all other cases you will be reimbursed the travel or accommodation subsidy after completing your journey and returning the completed and signed PATS specialist Certification Form confirming you attended the appointment.
You should expect to receive payment of your subsidy within 6 weeks of lodging a completed PATS specialist certification form.
If pre-paid travel and/or accommodation has been provided, a PATS specialist certification form is still required confirming you attended the appointment. Otherwise you will not be eligible for PATS assistance in the future.
WA Country Health Service
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