Although treatment on the NHS is free at the point of delivery, there may still be some costs (for example, your journey to hospital for treatment). However, for some qualifying patients much or all of the cost can be reclaimed, which should ease any added stress. Theinformation at CLICK LINK explain in full detail how to claim the money to which you may be entitled.
Hospital Patient Transport is subject to eligibility criteria. Hospital Patient Transport will not be provided for anyone who lives within six miles of the North Middlsex hospital and is under the age of 65, unless the patient meets the eligibility criteria, and this also applies to any follow up appointments. 
Importantly, Hospital Patient Transport  will NOT normally provide transport for a person accompanying the patient UNLESS IT HAS BEEN PREARRANGED with the clinical team 
Dial A Ride Members are NOT intended to use this service to attend hospital for hospital appointments but Dial a Ride can be legitimately used for visiting a patient as the booking time for dial a ride is  not considered to be time critical
For qualifying applicants The Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme provides a possible alternative process especially where the NHS treatment arranged by the GP is to be made at NHS premises which does not provide Patient Transport. 

Patients should use the cheapest most appropriate means of transport, which in most cases will be public transport. If you travel by car you will be reimbursed the estimated cost of fuel used plus unavoidable car parking and toll charges.


Where you are using a taxi for transport it is recommended that you check with the hospital orClinical Commissioning Group (CCG) before you travel to agree this.


Patients in London may be able to claim congestion charges – You can find here further information on the Congestion Charge NHS Reimbursement Scheme (PDF, 613kb) operated by Transport for London

See also details of the campaigning group transport for all

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