Monday, April 20, 2009

Making a reservation on the medical bus

As we head down the final stretch toward the approximately six-week closure of the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge a number of individuals who receive ongoing medical treatment and do not require constant monitoring or care have asked how exactly the medical bus service will work.

Whether your appointment is at a Kitsap County medical office or with a physician in Seattle, calling 1-877-595-4222 at least two business days before your scheduled visit will help WSDOT assist you with your travel plans. Please note that reservations are taken between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

When you call, please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Appointment date and time

  • Customer name and phone number

  • Physician or clinic name

  • Physician or clinic phone number and address

  • Estimated length of appointment

  • Whether you'll be accompanied on the trip or use a wheelchair or scooter (Check weight/size requirements)

For more information about the medical bus, visit the medical transportation FAQs section or the medical transportation assistance page at our project Web site (


Call CareNet said...

It is very important to stay on top of your health and have a check up at least once a year to ensure that you remain healthy. Many health problems are curable but you need to catch them in time. Do not wait to go see a doctor because it may be too late.

Sick and Tired said...

Just another example of government working for us. For those of you who still believe big government is the answer THINK AGAIN. They could give a crap less about us "we the people." I actually considered buying a bike since big government wants us to go "green" but our government planners are only allowing 5 friggin bikes on the boat. Congrats to the genius’s that did the great planning. said...

We've had a number of bicyclists express concern about this issue.

For safety sake, bicyclists won't be allowed to ride to and from the water shuttle docks .

In Kitsap, County this constitutes a bus ride between the Lofall water shuttle dock and the Port Gamble park and ride. In Jefferson County, it means a bus ride between the South Point water shuttle dock and the Peninsula Gateway Visitors Center on SR 19.

Each bus can accommodate only three bikes, so limiting the number of bikes being delivered to each bus by way of the water shuttle is necessary.