Northern and Isolation Travel Assistance Outreach Program
The Northern and Isolation Travel Assistance Outreach program provides funding for travel and travel time for visiting specialists, family doctors, and general practitioners who deliver medical services in eligible rural communities.
B.C.'s regional health authorities submit yearly funding requests to Rural Practice Programs. Once approved, visiting physicians are contacted and outreach visits are organized. Visiting physicians are reimbursed directly under this program, upon submitting the Application for Expenses form (PDF, 524KB).
For more information, see Northern and Isolation Travel Assistance Outreach Program Policy (PDF, 89KB). This provides program information regarding community and specialty eligibility, application for funding, reimbursement and accountability.