Travelling to hospital and healthcare facilities

How you can get help with travelling for medical purposes.

NHS Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS)

The NEPTS provides transport for treatment for all patients registered with a GP in Sussex, who have a medical reason that means they are not able to travel by another method.

It includes journeys:

  • to a planned outpatient appointment
  • to hospital for a planned admission
  • home from hospital following discharge
  • home to Sussex from hospitals in other areas of the country.

The NEPTS has eligibility criteria that must be met in order to access the service.

St John Ambulance – Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service

A patient transport service for those unable to use public or other transport due to bespoke medical conditions. Charges apply linked to mileage.

Community transport

There are a number of community transport and dial-a-ride schemes in West Sussex able to assist with travel to hospital and medical appointments. Some may have a restricted capability or require advance booking so contact the community transport provider direct to discuss your transport needs.

Further information

 
Last updated:
10 September 2018

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