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If you're a haemodialysis patient travelling away from home (for study, work or holidays), you may be able to access treatment through the Away From Home Haemodialysis (AFHH) program.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can then access up to 3 free sessions a year at one of the participating renal units (subject to availability).

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  • your personal and contact details
  • your medicare number
  • your treatment information
  • your insurance details
  • the date you'll require AFHH
  • the dialysis unit you'd like to attend
  • the PDF form – 'Away From Home Haemodialysis (AFHH) Program Registration Form'.
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  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Check the list of AFHH sites available.
  3. Select the 'Download PDF form' button.
  4. Print and complete the form.
  5. Submit your application by mail, email or fax, to the details on the form.
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You must be a resident of NSW undergoing haemodialysis at home or in a centre-based dialysis unit and:

  • be well enough to travel, as determined by the receiving dialysis unit
  • meet the receiving dialysis unit’s clinical criteria (assessed in the weeks prior to the scheduled sessions)
  • have a functioning, non-infected temporary or permanent vascular access
  • have been on haemodialysis for at least 3 months.
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  • The AFHH program only covers the cost of your dialysis session. Transport, accommodation and costs associated with travel to and from the dialysis unit are not covered.
  • Bookings for a dialysis session are essential and must be made through EnableNSW.
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Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/register-away-home-haemodialysis-program