NIH Foundation

Care Shuttle

Saving Time, Saving Lives


NIH Foundation believes that transportation should not be the reason for anyone to miss accessing important healthcare services. Northern Inyo Healthcare District now offers CAREshuttle, a non-emergency medical transportation service for patients. Patients can rely on CAREshuttle when local transportation (Eastern Sierra Transit Authority), family support or a friend is not available to drop off or pick up. 

There is no cost to use this service, and CAREshuttle offers door-to-door or curb-to-curb service within a 60-mile radius of the city of Bishop, reaching from Mammoth Lakes to Lone Pine.

In its first year the CAREshuttle has delivered a much needed service to the region.  Where patients were going without medical care because of a lack of transportation options, the CAREshuttle has accomplished: 

  • Over 650 patients have been transported to doctor appointments

  • Almost 740 hours of volunteer driver time has been donated to the service

  • The van has made over 1,100 trips covering almost 16,000 miles

Volunteer Drivers Needed!!! 
Please contact Oscar Lopez-Esparza for more information: 
(760) 873-2055                                                                   

Please contact for rides:
Oscar Lopez-Esparza: (760) 873-2055

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The CAREshuttle has been extremely helpful when friends and family couldn’t always get me to my appointments. Without the CAREshuttle I was regularly missing doctor appointments and now the CAREshuttle is there for me and I am getting the care I need.
— Ken Naquin
I live in Independence, but don’t drive myself. That left me relying on someone else’s schedule to get me to my appointments, which was a challenge. I can’t say enough about the CAREshuttle, it’s always on time, it gets me to my appointments that I might otherwise have missed, and the drivers are just wonderful.
— Maryhelen Mosqueda