What is NIPTAAS?
The Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service (NIHRACS) provides a subsidy to Norfolk Island residents to support necessary travel to the mainland for specialist medical treatment not available locally on the island. The three types of health-related travel are:
1. Emergency medical evacuation (medivac) to the Australian mainland (with escort where deemed necessary);
2. Non-urgent transfer to a mainland hospital or recognised treatment facility (with escort where deemed necessary); and
3. Accessing specialist health services.
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NIPTAAS is a subsidy rather than a full reimbursement scheme.
Please note that NIPTAAS may not be available for services that can be offered via telehealth.