Pickup and Drop-off Locations:
- Seattle - South entrance near the Fisher House
- American Lake - Bus Stop in front of Building 81, Across from Building 8.
Departure & Arrival Schedule
For more information click here, or call 206-762-1010 (extension 62338).
Beneficiary Travel Benefits
As a veteran, if you meet certain criteria, you may be eligible for mileage reimbursement or special mode transport in association with obtaining VA health care services. Scheduled appointments qualify for round-trip mileage. Unscheduled visits may be limited to return mileage only.
To see if you qualify and learn more about this VA program, click here.
Read the BT Frequently Asked Questions for in-depth answers!
Veteran Transportation Service
Veterans who are currently eligible for VA health care benefits and have a VA authorized appointment are eligible for the Veterans Health Administration's Veteran Transportation Service(VTS).
The VTS program is a new specialized transportation program designed to serve remote and immobilized VA patients while supplementing existing benefits and programs to improve access to VA health care. The program includes GPS-equipped accessible vehicles and new route-scheduling software. The VA especially recognizes the problems veterans, who are visually impaired, elderly, or immobilized due to disease or disability, particularly those living in remote and rural areas, face in traveling to access VA health care.
To schedule a ride using the Veteran Transportation Service of the Puget Sound Healthcare System, click here.
Volunteer Transportation Network
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) operates a fleet of vehicles driven by volunteers to provide free transportation to VA medical facilities for ambulatory veterans. The Volunteer Transportation Network(VTN) operates in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties and can drive qualified passengers to both the American Lake and Seattle VA Medical Centers. Veteran riders must be ambulatory. The VTN program operates Monday through Friday in all three counties and in order to book a ride, veterans must call five days in advance.
King and Snohomish counties: 7:00am - 8:30am pickups for VA appointments between 9:30am - 12:15pm. No Seattle transportation service last Friday of month. To reach King County's DAV Transportation Program, call 206-764-2397.
Pierce county: 6:00am - 8:30am pickups for VA appointments between 9:00 -2:00pm(appointment completion).
If you would like to book a ride, see if you qualify, or need assistance, contact your local DAV Hospital Service Coordinator (HSC). To find your local HSC, click here.
For more information about the DAV program click here.