Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

Reconnect with Health on RTD

RTD Care Connection is a new program that helps facilitate transportation from patients’ homes to their approved healthcare providers in Sacramento and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. The program will be available starting April 2, 2018.


With optional connection services* to the beginning of any of these routes for only $3.00, RTD provides you with additional options for reaching your healthcare provider destination.

*RTD optional connection service provided by Uber or Accessible Services.


Kaiser Medical Center
Sutter Health Medical Center
UC Davis MedicalCenter
Mercy Hospital
Shriners Children Hospital
RTD Route 163 $7.00
RTD optional connection service  $3.00
RTD Route 165 $7.00
RTD optional connection service  $3.00

Greater San Francisco Bay Area

StaRT Medivan  $10.00    (June 2018)
RTD optional connection service  $3.00
StaRT Medivan Locations (coming soon)
Livermore Veterans Administration Hospital
Oakland Children’s Hospital
Merritt Hospital
San Francisco St. Mary’s Hospital
Eye Bank of California
Mt. Zion Medical Center
Shriners Hospital
St. Francis Hospital
UCSF Medical Center
University Medical Center
Menlo Park Menlo Park Veterans Administration Hospital
Stanford Hospitals and Clinics
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital @Stanford
Stanford Rehabilitation Center
Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital
For those requiring greater flexibility in time frame or facility locations, RTD gets you closer to where
you need to go with connections to the following Bay Area routes:
RTD Route 150 to Dublin BART  $7.00
RTD optional connection service  $3.00
ACE Train  $7.25 – $14.50
RTD optional connection service  $3.00

For more information, call (209) 943-1111 or e-mail

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?
To be eligible for this program, simply download the enrollment form (coming soon), fill it out, and mail, email, fax or drop it off at the Customer Information Center at the Downtown Transit Center (DTC).
What if the facility I’m traveling to is not listed?
Since this is a pilot program, we will evaluate requests as they come in. Please indicate the facility you would like to travel to in your enrollment form and we will do our best to evaluate whether we can add this option.
Are there any special considerations I should keep in mind when booking my medical appointment?
The Care Connection Route drop-off time will be between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and the pick-up time will be between 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please keep this in mind when booking your medical appointments.
How do I book a trip?
You may call (209) 943-1111 and select option 2 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday to book your trip.
When should I call to book a trip?
Since seating is limited and trips are available on a first-come first-served basis, RTD recommends that you book your trip as soon as you book your medical appointment. You must book your trip at a minimum of 72 hours in advance.
How do I pay for my trip?
Customers have a number of options when paying for their trip:
  • Mobile Ticketing
  • Single-ride passes
  • Cash (exact change only) fare in-person to coach operator
Can I bring a Personal Care Attendant for this trip? How much would it cost for them?
You can bring one Personal Care Attendant for free.
Can I take advantage of this program if I require special medical treatment during transportation?
Since this program does not employ emergency vehicles, we are not able to accommodate passengers requiring special medical treatments during transportation.
What should I do if I am unable to keep my appointment or no longer need the trip?
Please cancel your appointment as soon as you know you no longer need the trip so that someone else can use your seat. You can call (209) 943-1111 to cancel no later than 12:00 p.m. the business day before the scheduled trip. For example, if your trip is scheduled on a Monday, you must cancel your trip by noon on Friday.
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