Accessing transport for appointments

Resources for patients who have difficulty accessing transport to appointments in Cornwall

 

For patients who do not have access to transport to attend an urgent appointment:

 

Affordable Transport:

42p per mile + £3 admin fee
https://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/transport

 

Age UK TAPS transport:

£2.50 booking fee + 42p per mile

Contact number 01872 22 33 88

 

Financial Help:

Some patients experiencing financial hardship may be able to claim back travel expenses to urgent dental appointments via the NHS:

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/healthcare-travel-costs-scheme-htcs/

 

Alternatively, patients can try the following for support following e.g. a sudden life change and mid-application to benefits:

 

Crisis and Care:
https://secure.cornwall.gov.uk/selfservice/citizenportal/form.aspx?form=Crisis_And_Care_Application_Form

 

Turn 2 Us for people in the UK struggling financially:
https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/