There are three programs to assist with transportation to VA medical appointments:
- Veterans Transportation Service (VTS): (858) 552-7572 – The VTS is a fairly new VA program that provides FREE round-trip transportation from home to the VA Medical Center and to the Mission Valley clinic for patients with medical appointments, Monday through Friday. There is no eligibility requirement for VTS except that you have to have a medical appointment that day. VTS can accommodate all wheelchair types, walkers and scooters. Veterans not requiring assistance are also welcome. To reserve a ride, please call one to seven days in advance. We need at least 24-hour advance notice to schedule a ride.
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV), 858-552-7470 – This program provides FREE round-trip transportation from home to the VA Medical Center and to the Mission Valley clinic for patients with medical appointments. DAV vans are not wheelchair accessible. Please make reservations at least two weeks in advance.
- Special Mode Transportation, 858-552-7575 – This program provides wheelchair and gurney van transportation to Veterans meeting administrative and clinical eligibility requirements. To see if you qualify, for more information or to schedule a ride please call the Special Mode Transportation Coordination office at the VA, Monday through Friday at the number listed above between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please call from one to seven days in advance of your appointment.
- Metropolitan Transportation Service (MTS), 619-557-4555 – This low cost transportation service provides bus transportation throughout San Diego and North San Diego County