Ministry reviews travel assistance program

  • Mar. 19, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The Ministry of Health is reviewing its Travel Assistance Program (TAP), which helps islanders access medical services not available locally by paying some transportation costs.Recently, Sandspit residents who take the Kwuna to see Charlotte doctors and labs noticed it wasn’t as easy to receive approval for TAP assistance as in the past. The issue was discussed at the MIMIC meeting on March 3.”A review of the Travel Assistance program is underway to ensure the sustainability of the program as well as ensuring it is effectively serving those who need the assistance the most,” said Kristy Anderson, media relations for the Ministry of Health.The BC Ministry of Health Travel Assistance Program (TAP) partners with private transportation carriers to alleviate some transportation costs for those traveling for non-emergency medical services that aren’t available in their community.Ms Anderson added that patients shouldn’t experience any change in their ability to access the program for their medical services.

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