This program provides financial assistance to people with disabilities to reimburse travel expenses to go to institutions within the health and social services system.
Presentation and Objectives
This financial assistance covers the costs of travel for people with a disability or who need haemodialysis treatment as part of their care plan. It is for trips of more than 50 km (round trip) between the person’s home and institutions within the health and social services system.
To be eligible for this program, individuals must have a physical or intellectual disability and reside in Québec.
The specific travel must meet all of the following conditions:
- The institution providing the services must be the one nearest the person’s place of residence or be the most appropriate. It must offer adaptation-rehabilitation, diagnostic, or treatment services directly related to the impairment and provided for in the service or care plan;
- Travel between the residence and the institution providing the services must be greater than 50 km (round trip), except in the following cases:
- A child age 0 to 5 who attends an early stimulation centre,
- Repetitive haemodialysis treatments,
- Medical treatment and rehabilitation services requiring intensive follow-up;
- The mode of travel chosen must be the most economical, taking into account the needs of the person and place of residence;
- Any travel must be prescribed in advance by the attending physician or by another responsible professional authorized by the institution.
The disabled person may be accompanied if they cannot travel alone, or if the presence of another person is necessary to carry out their service or care plan.
Reimbursement is possible for expenses related to:
- Transportation expenses by automobile (including parking costs, if applicable), taxi, or other modes of transportation
- Accommodation expenses
- Meal expenses
- Travel, accommodation, and meal expenses for the accompanying person
Applications for reimbursement must include supporting documents, such as invoices.
The terms and conditions of the program vary from region to region. You may be put on a waiting list even if your application is deemed eligible.
To enrol in this program, contact your Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS) or your Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (CIUSSS). For contact information, consult the following page: Finding Your Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSS) or Your Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre .
You will need to provide a medical certificate relating to the impairment.
Help and Information
For assistance, contact the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec .
Last update: June 8, 2021