NIH Foundation

Care Shuttle

Saving Time, Saving Lives


 
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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