Senior Transportation

The Senior Transportation includes the City’s Senior Nutrition Program, the Shopper Shuttle, and the Dial-A-Ride program.

The Senior Nutrition Program serves meals to seniors at the North Seal Beach Community Center. The Senior Nutrition service is available Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Shopping Shuttle is a program that assists Seal Beach seniors in accessing shopping areas within the City. The Shopping Shuttle service is available in the North Seal Beach area Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In the Old Town and Pier area, service is available Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Dial-A-Ride component of the program offers to drive a senior resident to any location within City limits. Residents can utilize the Dial-A-Ride program for medical visits outside the City by up to three miles. The Dial-A-Ride service is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and can be utilized by calling (562) 439-3699 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule the date, time, and location.

There is also a county service for senior non-emergency medical transportation outlined here:

Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (SNEMT) Program
(This includes Kaiser Permanente in Lakewood or Long Beach and the Veterans Administration in Long Beach)

The Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (SNEMT) Program provides transportation to older adults who are in need of low cost transportation to and from medical appointments, dentists, therapies, exercise programs, testing and other health related trips.

For more information about the Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program in Orange County, please call the Office on Aging at:

The Senior Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program (SNEMT) is funded through the Office on Aging (OoA) by the County of Orange. The program was developed to provide Seniors with access to non-emergency medical appointments including but not limited to dialysis, therapy, dentistry, prescription pick-ups, lab tests, x-rays, etc.

Participant Criteria:
Must be 60 years of age or older and reside in our service area.

Service Criteria:
Complete a simple application and waiver form and return it via mail or fax to obtain your Indentification Number.
Rides must be scheduled a minimum of 5 days in advance. Calling 5 days in advance does not guarantee an appointment.Same day appointments depend on availability.

CUSTOMER SERVICE – SNEMT TRANSPORTATION:

For Seal Beach please call (714) 891-9500

*Participants must register and be approved prior to utilizing the service.
Seal Beach is included in this program.

Rides are limited to 15 miles within Orange County and within 10 miles outside of Orange County.
Rides are available to the following locations which may exceed the 15 mile limit:
Long Beach VA, Kaiser Lakeview and Irvine/Sand Canyon, UCI Medical Center in Orange, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, Newport Beach Dialysis Center and Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach.

Clients are limited to 16 one-way trips per month.

Exceptions to the 16 ride limit are made on a case by case basis. Please inquire about exeptions for chemotherapy, dialysis, radiation, physical therapy and other special circumstances.

$2.00 DOLLAR FEE—DONATION PER TRIP. Care attendants may also ride free of charge.

Transportation Hours: Monday thru Saturday from 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Transportation is not available on major holidays
* All trips exceeding 15 miles in length are subject to program funding and availability

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