WeHo Launches Free Transportation Program to COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing sites

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The City of West Hollywood has launched a free transportation program to COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites located within a 10-mile radius from the City’s borders. To qualify for the program, community members must be:

  • 62 years of age or older or a disabled resident who cannot drive;
  • Enrolled in the City’s On-Call Transportation Program; and
  • Have scheduled a vaccination or testing appointment.

Those who qualify can then call the City’s On-Call Transportation Program at (310) 981-9303 to reserve a ride. All reservations must be made at least three days in advance in order to secure a spot. Program staff is available to answer questions and address concerns, by calling.

Additionally, free transportation is provided to West Hollywood residents who are veterans who currently meet eligibility criteria to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at Veterans Administration (VA) Centers. At this time, a resident is eligible to make an appointment for a VA vaccine if the resident is:

  • A military veteran;
  • 75 years of age or older, or any age and high-risk due to underlying medical conditions, a frontline essential worker, or a caregiver of an eligible veteran; and
  • Registered with the VA.

The VA website for those needing to register is www.va.gov/health-care/apply/application/introduction. For questions and more information about the VA registration process, please call (310) 478-3711, extension 48629. For veterans enrolled in the City’s On-Call Transportation Program, transportation for vaccination appointments is available.

The City of West Hollywood’s On-Call Transportation Program is intended to complement the City’s other transportation programs by providing trips to seniors and those with disabilities on short notice, during weekend and evening hours, or to destinations outside the areas served by the City’s other transit programs. For more information, please download the On-Call Transportation Program Brochure.

For questions and more information about the Covid-19 Vaccination and Testing Transportation Program, contact City of West Hollywood Transportation Program Administrator Francisco Gomez at (323) 848-6454 or at fgomez@weho.org.

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