Transportation Resources for Heart Care Patients


If you're in need of transportation to your medical appointments, we have assembled this list of resources.


Metro Regional Reduced Fare

Permit http://metro.kingcounty.gov  
206.553.3000

To use this service, participants must be age 65 and over, or disabled.

  • Seniors (65 and over) complete the FRONT of the application only. Mail with $3 fee and age verification (Copy of I.D., Medicare card, etc.) to:
    Metro Transit KSC-TR-0102
    201 S. Jackson
    Seattle, WA 98104
  • Disabled persons (under 65) must complete BOTH sides of the application and submit in person to Metro Customer Service Office, 201 S. Jackson, Seattle, where a photo ID pass will be issued. $3 fee. Bring photo identification.

Senior/Disabled Fare: $.75

ORCA (One Regional Card for All) can be used for all regional public transportation systems. It keeps track of the different fares for each system. You can pre-load fare value on to the card. If you have an old style RRFP, you can pay cash fares, or trade in for an ORCA.


Metro ADA Paratransit Program (ACCESS)

206.263.3113 (information)
866.205.5001 (toll-free)

To use the Access Van service, participant must:

  • Have a disability that prevents navigating the bus system some or all of the time.
  • Be six years of age or older.
  • Complete ADA Paratransit pre-application and mail to Metro. No fee.

Van service follows the same area, days and hours as Metro Transit busses.

Fee is $1.25 each way.

You may bring a personal care attendant or companion; companions pay the $1.25 fare.

Call 206.205.5000, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week to schedule a ride. You can reserve a ride one to three days in advance.

Riders will be given a 30-minute window.


Volunteer Transportation for Seniors

206.448.5740 or 800.282.5815

Available for people age 60 and over, who are residents of King County, and are able to self- transfer into a private vehicle.

Volunteer escort accompanies client to and from appointments.

No fee.

You need to call by Wednesday to schedule a ride for the next week. Scheduling hours are 8 a.m. -5 p.m., Monday-Friday.


Volunteer Chore Services - Catholic Community Services

206.328.5787 or 888.649.6850

Rides are available throughout King County for medical or other necessary appointments and shopping. Transportation dependent on volunteer availability.


Dial A Ride Transportation (DART)

800.562.1381 or 425.347.5912

Serves elderly and disabled in Snohomish County who cannot ride regular public transportation.

Must submit an application and be approved.

Rides are available Monday-Friday, 5 a.m. to midnight and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Fee is $1.75 each way. Exact change required unless using ticket books or a monthly DART Pass.

Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) services those who are out of the DART service area; call 425.423.8517.


Hopelink-DSHS Transportation Broker (King County)

800.923.7433
888.913.2172 (to cancel/check on a ride status)

Transportation to and from medical services for Medicaid recipients with a current Medical Assistance Identification card and no other way to reach their appointments.

Hopelink arranges the most appropriate, least costly method of transportation.

Call 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday;emergent requests 24 hours daily.

Web service is available to check ride status, cancel a trip or notify of a late ride at www.hope-link.org/myride 

You will need Provider One Number and date of birth to access current trip info.


Metro Paratransit Taxi Scrip Program

206.263.3113
To use this service, participant must:

  • Have a Regional Reduced Fare Permit (see above) and
  • Be a King County resident, age 65 and over, or disabled (age 18 to 64), and
  • Be low-income:
    $2,503/month for a single person
    $3,273/month for two persons

Taxi Scrip saves 50 percent on taxi fares. You may purchase up to seven books of scrips each month.

For more information, list of accepting companies or to register, call the customer service number listed above.


Paratransit—DSHS Transportation Broker (Snohomish County)

855.766.7433
800-595-2172 (to cancel/check on a ride status)

Call 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Two business days’ advance notice. Emergent requests 24 hours daily.


Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT)

425.888.7001 or 425.333.5554

Transportation for anyone ages 13+ within the Snoqualmie Valley (North Bend, Snoqualmie, Preston/Fall City, Carnation, Duvall, Monroe).

Rides available 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday - Friday, no weekend service.

Fee is 50 cents each way, 25 cents for seniors.


Department of Licensing Disabled Parking

www.dol.wa.gov
360.902.3770
P.O. Box 9043, Olympia, WA  98507-9043
Disabled parking permits. Write or call for an application.


Sound Transit Find a Ride

www.findaride.org

Searchable online database with info about how to find and navigate accessible and low-cost transportation options throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Primarily for seniors and disabled.


Cabulance

(Wheelchair-accessible transportation)
[DSHS Medical Coupon, please see Hopelink or Paratransit]

Prices are subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

AAG Service Group
425.877.8118 or 1.877.224.4884
$34 pickup (each way), plus $2.50/mile

Falck Northwest
855.325.2569
$45 base rate, $2.50 per loaded mile

Mercy Transportation
425.347.4700 or 877.91MERCY
$25 wheelchair/$15 sedan, plus $3.5/mile.
Five-mile minimum.

Northwest Transport
800.600.9225
$35 pick-up, plus $3.75/mile. Two-mile minimum. Not available on weekends.

Rural Metro
800.989.9993
$45 pickup, plus $3/mile.

Tri-County Cabulance
425.775.8358
$20 ambulatory/$30 non- ambulatory pickup, plus $3/mile.

Tri-Med Ambulance
206.243.5622
$55 flat rate within King County. Across county lines $25 fee.


Specialized Transportation

American Cancer Society Volunteer Drivers
866.500.3272
Road to Recovery provides free transportation for cancer patients to/from their treatment appointments, according to the available resources in the community.

American Parkinson’s Disease Association - Taxi Voucher Program
425.243.2732
Provides individuals with Parkinson’s disease (or their caregivers) $300 worth of taxi vouchers for one year.

Group Health Volunteer Program
206.326.2800
For Group Health members age 60 and older. Call for program eligibility for this free service. Requires two- week notice.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Greater Northwest Chapter
800.344.4867
Anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of MS (or a related disorder) living in the greater NW chapter area may apply for financial assistance with transportation needs to medical appointments or chapter-related activities.


This information was compiled by the EvergreenHealth Community Healthcare Access Team (CHAT).

Contact them at 425.899.3200 if you have questions or need additional assistance.

Learn more about the CHAT team.