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Expanding Free Shuttle Service to Parlier and Selma

Community Needs

PARLIER/SELMA – Adventist Health is expanding its free shuttle service to help more community members, who live in rural areas, access healthcare.

Residents in Parlier and Selma will now be offered free shuttle transportation when they make an appointment at an Adventist Health medical office in Selma, Dinuba, Orosi or Reedley.

The shuttle service was first launched in the Hanford area in January 2014, after medical office staff and leaders noticed patients were missing or canceling appointments because of transportation issues. This would often hinder their ability to improve their health.

The shuttle service was then expanded in the north areas of Dinuba, Orange Cove, Orosi and Reedley in November 2015. However, due to minimal requests in Orange Cove, shuttle rides will no longer be offered in this area, but developed in others where there’s a greater demand.

Central Valley Health Transport -- the company that operates the eight-passenger, wheelchair accessible vans – provided 13,841 free round-trip rides in the south and north Valley in 2016.

“Thank you and your staff so much for your support and kindness when I’m sick. God has sent me some angels along on my journeys,” says Alice of Hanford.

“I’m really thankful. These rides have been very helpful,” says Henry of Orosi.

 The shuttles operate between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available by calling toll-free 1-877-559-2111 or visiting www.AHCommunityCare.com.