Improving access to preventative, restorative and general primary health appointments so you can stay healthy, strong and independent for longer.
free transport to your
local health services
The CTO has joined forces with the Sydney North Health Network to launch a pilot ‘Early Intervention’ program to help older Australians living in the Sydney North Health Network Region access health appointments and associated social programs via local Community Transport services.
The goal is to improve the health, wellbeing and independence of people throughout their ageing journey.
Funded by Sydney North Health Network, supported by the Community Transport Organisation, and delivered by community transport providers: Easylink, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community Transport, Stryder, and Community Connect.
How can this program help me ?
The Community Transport Early Intervention Program will provide free accessible and safe transport from your home to your General Practitioner, allied health appointment or participating program.
Why is early intervention so important?
When it comes to our health, prevention is better than cure. Regular visits to your health professional, exercise, social engagements, therapeutic treatments and early intervention into health warnings signs are the keys to staying strong, healthy and independent as we age.
The challenge for many Australians is how to get to regular health appointments. A growing number of older people are postponing health checks until symptoms are more advanced which results in complex health conditions and hospital stays.
How do I Access the Program ?
Click on your Local Government Area (LGA) on the map or buttons below, to complete a simple form and your community transport provider will contact you.
If you need further assistance, call 1800 035 262.
NOTE: To access this Health Service Program you DO NOT need to be registered with My Aged Care.
However, if you want to access regular transport services for other reasons such as social outings, grocery shopping, or everyday appointments, you will need to contact My Aged Care for a referral to Community Transport. Your local provider can help you – Just Ask your friendly community transport staff member !
Access myagedcare here:
SNHN Community Transport Pilot Program
1800 035 262