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NHS Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS)

If you are referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS). You may be able to claim travel costs for an escort if your health professional says it’s medically necessary for someone to travel with you.

For more information on eligibility and how to claim visit

For help available for NHS health costs visit

Reviewed February 2022