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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Free Transportation to Houston VA Available for Veterans

January 12, 2006

HOUSTON - Transportation to and from the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston from outlying areas is available by way of vans operated by various veteran service organizations and local government offices. The vans are operated as a free service for veterans seeking medical care at the MEDVAMC. Veterans are advised to call at least a week before their appointment, as several vans require reservations. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call for availability, pick-up points, and schedule information:
Bay City Van, (979) 323-9235
Beaumont Vans, (409) 981-8550
Brazoria County Van, (979) 864-1289
Conroe Van, (936) 756-7614
El Campo Van, (979) 578-8387
Harris County Precinct #2 Van, (281) 452-6071
Harris County Social Services Transportation, (713) 696-1985
Lufkin Vans, (936) 633-2750
Montgomery County Vans, (936) 756-5828
Willis Van, (936) 856-5224
Woodville/Tyler County Van, (409) 283-2493

The Houston METRO offers discount fares to persons with disabilities and senior citizens. These discounts are available for both local and commuter fixed-route buses, which are all wheelchair accessible. Riders age 62 through 69 may apply for the senior citizen discount. Riders age 70 and over may travel for free using the 70+ lifetime pass if eligible. METRO’s RideStores are located downtown at 1001 Travis and 1900 Main Street. They are open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call METROLine at (713) 635-4000 for more information on discounts or METRO RideStores.