About the National Travel Assistance Scheme

The National Travel Assistance Scheme helps people financially who are referred by their specialist to see another specialist, and need to travel long distances or travel frequently. The specialists must both be part of a government-funded health and disability service.

The Scheme is administered by district health boards (DHBs) who use the NTA policy to guide their decision-making according to the eligibility criteria.

The policy on which the scheme is based is the National Travel Assistance (NTA) Policy 2005.

To apply for travel assistance go to the Your health section: Travel assistance

New protocol for reimbursement of costs for live donors

A new protocol for reimbursement of travel and accommodation costs for live organ donors has been developed. It should be read in conjunction with the Guide to the NTA Policy 2005.

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