Healthcare Should Be Easily Accessible for Everyone

Unfortunately many Australians living in regional and remote areas find it difficult to attend specialist care when it requires to travel to the city.

Our transport program aims to help bridge the gap in access to healthcare for those who live in regional NSW. By providing transport service across the city, we help them access the care they need without the added stress and hassle of traveling in Sydney.

Country Care Link client with a quote about Open Support's transport service

Matching Intense Needs With Intensive Support

1.4x

Total disease burden rate in remote areas is 1.4 times as high as in major cities*

Reduce barriers to healthcare

We help reduce barriers to healthcare for country people in NSW, giving them peace of mind about navigating Sydney

*Source: AIHW

58% of people in remote areas

report that not having a specialist nearby is a barrier to seeing one*

Over 1,500 yearly drives

We assist people from regional NSW with over 1,500 yearly drives to medical appointments across Sydney

*Source: AIHW

Higher cost of healthcare

Cost of healthcare (including associated travel) is higher with increasing remoteness

No cost

Our no-cost transport service from airport or train station to specialist appointments or hospital takes away the stress of travel expenses in the city

65% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

live outside major cities while facing poorer health than non-Indigenous people*

Over 15% of Country Care Link trips

are with Indigenous people from regional NSW, helping them get better access to healthcare

*Source: ruralhealth.org.au

Need a Ride to a Medical Appointment?

If you are coming to Sydney to attend health services or receive specialised treatment, we can organise for someone to drive you from the Sydney airport or train station to your medical appointment.

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Help Us Improve Access to Healthcare

Your support means we can continue to offer transport service to country people coming to Sydney for a medical appointment. Thanks to your contribution, we will keep taking away some of hassle of navigating the city, helping them focus on their health.

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