Transportation & Lodging
Rancho Research Institute (RRI) PATIENT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE
The RRI Patient Transportation Service provides wheelchair accessible transportation for individuals with disabilities and special needs. We provide temporary transportation services for outpatients to and from home while they seek long-term transportation. This is a shared ride service, where the shuttle carries several patients at a time, to and from Rancho. Patients must be referred to the service and meet additional requirements.
For more information about the RRI Patient Transportation Service, please click here or call (562) 385-6778.
Access Services is a curb-to-curb shared-ride service for people with disabilities who due to their disability are unable to ride the metro bus/train. It is not a cab service, emergency medical or social service transportation. Access provides service within ¾ mile of fixed-route bus and rail line in Los Angeles County. As a shared ride service your travel time will be similar to that of a fixed-route bus, not a car or taxi. A one-way fare is based on the distance you travel with a maximum fare of $3.50 (except to/from and in Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys).
There are three Access Services drop off locations on Rancho campus; see campus map for details. An Access Services liaison is available to assist riders as needed.
For more information call (213) 270-6110 or visit www.accessla.org
Bus / Train
Metro Local Line 117 provides direct access to Metro Rail at 103rd/Watts and Lakewood Stations.
Metro Local Line 120 provides direct access to Metro Blue and Green Lines at Willowbrook Station, as well as access to Metro Green Line at Norwalk Station.
Rancho to Rail Shuttle
A wheelchair accessible shuttle service between Rancho and the Rosa Parks / Imperial Station is available every half hour, from 7am to 430pm, Monday through Friday. It is available for everyone, at no cost. This shuttle service is compliments of Access Services.
Practice Bus Program
The Practice Bus Program offers patients the opportunity to practice boarding and exiting an MTA bus. Bus operators and trained personnel offer free marking and tethering for patients using wheelchairs. This program helps patients and families build confidence in using public transportation. The program is available monthly. For more information contact Rancho Clinical Social Work Department at (562) 385-7867
Rancho Resource Center and KnowBarriers Peer Mentors provide assistance with the application process and education for these transportation services.
Directions to Rancho
From the 105 Freeway
Take the Garfield Avenue exit. Cross Garfield Avenue to Paramount Boulevard. Follow Paramount Boulevard to Imperial Highway. Turn left onto Imperial Highway. Turn right onto Old River School Road. Take the first right onto Leeds Street.
From the 605 Freeway
Take the 105 onramp. Exit on Paramount Boulevard. Follow Paramount Boulevard to Imperial Highway. Turn left onto Imperial Highway. Turn right onto Old River School Road. Take the first right onto Leeds Street.
From the 710 Freeway
Take the Imperial Highway East exit. Turn left on Old River School Road. Take the first right onto Leeds Street.
The parking structure is on your left as you enter the campus on Leeds Street. Accessible parking spaces are located on all levels of the parking structure. Transport chairs are available on the first level of the parking structure and outside the outpatient building entrances.
Housing of Medical Emergencies (H.O.M.E.)
Owned and operated by the Assistance League of Downey, H.O.M.E. is a ten-unit housing complex for caregivers of Rancho inpatients. H.O.M.E. is available to caregivers who have demonstrated a need for temporary low-cost housing and meet additional screening criteria. Please note there is a small deposit fee and minimal cost per night.
For more information about H.O.M.E., please contact the Rancho Clinical Social Work Department (562) 385-7867
Embassy Suites Hotel – Downey
Located two miles from the Rancho campus, Embassy Suites Hotel – Downey offers families a 10 percent ‘corporate’ discount; subject to availability. Amenities include dry cleaning and laundry service, microwave, pool, premium TV, and refrigerator.
Embassy Suites Hotel – Downey
8425 Firestone Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
Phone: (562) 861-1900