Effective June 1, 2020, the City of Seal Beach Senior Transportation Services will be provided by California Yellow Cab.
This service change was a result of the unexpected closure of the Keolis’ Orange County facility, which was contracted to operate the City’s senior shuttle and dial-a-ride program. The Keolis Orange County facility is scheduled to close on May 31, 2020.
As a result, the Thursday Shopper Shuttle Service and Senior Nutrition Shuttle/Rossmoor/North Seal Beach Community Center will be suspended until further notice; however, the Dial-a-Ride services will be expanded as follows with California Yellow Cab:
There is no cost to use this service.
Operating hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30a.m. to 2:30p.m.
Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance by calling toll free (877) 224-8294. Reservations made less than 24-hours in advance cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered eligible riders can partake in this service. To be eligible, the rider must be a Seal Beach resident 60 years and older.
To confirm whether you are already registered, please call California Yellow Cab – Melissa Gomez or Cristina Valle at (714) 427-2555
To register as a new rider, please contact Iris Lee at (562) 431-2527 x1322, or firstname.lastname@example.org or email AskCityHall@sealbeachca.gov
Transportation services will be provided to any location within City limits, and up to three (3) miles outside City limits and within Orange County for non-emergency medical purposes. Users may also elect to go to the VA Hospital in Long Beach.
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.
Must be 60 years of age or older and reside in our service area.
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
ORANGE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is a multi-modal transportation agency serving Orange County. Orange County is kept moving with countywide bus and paratransit service; Metrolink rail service; the 91 Express Lanes toll facility; freeway, street, and road improvement projects; Share the Ride commuting options for individuals and employers; motorist aid services; and by regulating taxi operations.
OCTA transit servicing the City of Seal Beach includes Routes 1, 42, and 60. For more information on OCTA’s services, please visit www.OCTA.net
LONG BEACH TRANSIT
Long Beach Transit (LBT) Route 171 provides transportation services between Long Beach and Seal Beach. Please visit www.ridelbt.com for scheduled routes and times.