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Preparation for your treatment

What to bring
When you are staying in one of our facilities for treatment, there are some things you should bring with you to make your stay more comfortable. Below is a comprehensive list of items you might need.



  • Clothing: comfortable clothing suitable for the weather at the time, with enough items for at least a week
  • Footwear: for indoor and outdoor use
  • Toiletries: for example, a toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, and a hairbrush
  • Contact lenses or glasses
  • Mobile phone and charger
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Forms and documentation

  • General Isolated Patients’ Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS) form
  • Any Centrelink supporting documentation
  • Address book with important contacts
  • Appointment cards or details 
  • GP referral letters with your doctor’s details 
  • A list of all the questions you may want to ask about your care/treatment
  • A record of any recent changes in your personal symptoms or condition

Mobility (if required)

  • Walking frame
  • Crutches
  • Wheelchair

Medication and supplements

  • Notes on your prescribed dose and any known side effects
  • Scans and x-rays
  • Blood test and other test results
  • Medication and insulin if diabetic
  • Hearing aid including battery and hearing aid case

Cards and financial information

  • Medicare card
  • Bank or ATM card
  • Bank book
  • Opal card 
  • NSW Seniors card
  • NSW War Widow/er card
  • Pension, Concession, or Centrelink card
  • ID such as a driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport
  • Cash or cards for food, accommodation, and travel