Valley Metro bus approaches bus stop at medical center

Valley Metro is committed to connecting our riders to the essential services they need. That includes having access to medical care. From as far west as Sun City and far east as Mesa, from as north as Scottsdale to down south in Chandler, our buses reach medical facilities in all corners of the Valley.  Bus routes 106 and 138 are designed to turn around at Banner Boswell Medical Center, while route 156 takes a detour from Chandler Boulevard to bring riders to Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. If you live in downtown Phoenix you can also travel by light rail to St. Joseph’s Medical Center. While we’re happy to be your ride for doctor’s appointments or medical procedures, if it’s an emergency, please dial 911.

To find your best route, use our trip planner found on the home page of valleymetro.org. For important appointments, try to leave early to give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.

Woman in wheelchair boards bus

Heading to the hospital is rarely a fun experience, but Valley Metro wants to make it as comfortable and easy as possible. That is why all of our light rail trains and buses are equipped with accessibility features to make riding easy for everyone. Our light rail vehicles include priority seating for persons with disabilities. We also make sure fare vending machines and emergency call boxes at our stations can be used by people of all abilities. Our buses are equipped with systems designed to safely secure mobility devices and our operators have received extensive training to use them.  More detailed information about how we our making our systems accessible for everyone can be found here.

For those who need extra assistance, we provide the option of our ADA Paratransit service. To learn more about the service and if it’s right for you, please visit this page

No matter how you get to a hospital or medical center, we here at Valley Metro wish you the best and hope you stay healthy. To learn how we are making your ride as safe and healthy as possible, please check out our COVID-19 updates here.

Peter Corkery
Peter Corkery
Rail Operations Communications Specialist
When not helping customers at Valley Metro, Peter enjoys reading, running and hiking around the valley.