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Accommodation and travel to Port Lincoln Hospital

Accommodation

There are many suitable choices close to the hospital. For patients and visitors who need accommodation please visit the Tourism SA website.

Travel

Taxi services

Port Lincoln Taxi: (08) 8682 1222

Ambulance services

If patients are transported to or from hospital by ambulance, or between hospitals at their request, they will be responsible for payments of any SA Ambulance Service accounts for transport.

Transport home

Patients can only leave hospital by ambulance if it is medically recommended by their doctor. Costs between the medical outreach centres is the responsibility of the patient and not the health service.

Please plan ahead and make private arrangements for your trip home if you are well enough to travel by car or public transport.

The Red Cross may be able to help patients via their transport service.

All babies travelling home by car must travel in a fitted car seat or capsule. Local taxis can provide a cab with a capsule if ordered in advance.

Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS)

The Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) provides some financial reimbursement to country patients and approved escorts, with the cost of travel and accommodation when they are required to travel over 100 kilometres (each way) to receive specialist medical treatment that is not available at their nearest centre.

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