If there is a more central location to life-saving hospitals in Seattle, more convenient shuttles and bus stops, we haven't found it. 

 

Our Homes

The Allegro Building
University District
Seattle, WA 98105

Transplant House is located near all major Seattle transplant facilities. including UW Medical Center, Seattle Children's, Swedish, SCCA, Virginia Mason and the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA).


Getting to Hospitals

Free Shuttles

 

Free shuttle services run between University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).

There are two shuttle stops one block away from the Allegro that stop at UWMC and Seattle Children’s respectively. The UWMC shuttle stop is listed as The Roosevelt Clinic and departs approximately every 15 minutes.

For the UWMC shuttle (Health Sciences Express), please click HERE.

From UWMC, there are shuttles available to Seattle Children’s and SCCA.

For the Shuttle Schedule between the SCCA outpatient clinic on Lake Union, UWMC (Muilenberg Departure), and Seattle Children’s (Ocean Entrance), click HERE.


Getting to you doctor's appointments

The UWMC is located south of the University of Washington campus in Seattle’s University District.

For driving directions, UW medical center parking, and shuttle and bus service information, visit Getting to UW Medical Center at uwmedicine.org.


Public Transit

Metro Transit

Metro is Seattle’s public bus transportation system.

You may get information at any time using the 24-hour rider information line: (206) 553-3000. When calling Metro information, be prepared to give the operator your current location, destination, and your travel time.

For detailed bus schedules and fares, visit King County Metro at metro.kingcounty.gov.

For help planning your trip use the Metro Trip Planner at metro.kingcounty.gov.

Bus and Washington State Ferries

Greyhound Bus: 206-628-5526
Sound Transit Light Rail: 206-398-5000
Washington State Ferries: 206-464-6400


Cars

Resources listed here are based on availability. Inclusion does not imply endorsement. Call to verify services.

Ride Sharing Companies (requires download of smartphone app):

Lyft
Uber Seattle

Car Sharing

Zipcar
Car-To-Go

 

Taxi-Cab Companies:

Far West Cab: 206-622-1717
Orange Cab: 206-522-8800
Yellow Cab: 206-622-6500

 

Beyond just living

First things first, we want you to survive your transplant, but then we want you to thrive. We want you to laugh. We want you to smile. We want you to make a whole other lifetime of stories. And we have seen people come through Transplant House and do just that. Below are a few things that we think help. 

 
 

Cleaning

Glenda is what you would call a germ-fighting warrior. Cleanliness is the cornerstone of thriving, because nothing is worse for recovery than an infection. Here are some of Glenda's main tips for keeping clean. 


Health is learned

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein Beyond cleanliness there are four categories we always try to learn more about here at the house: exercise, nutrition, caregiver support, and laughing. We have experts in each of these topics come once a month to give talks and teach lessons on each of the topics. Reach out to Glenda if you would like to learn more about the next lesson!

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Enjoying Seattle

One thing that gets lost in the recovery process is having a little fun. If you know where to go, there are few cities that are more beautiful or culturally reinvigorating. 

Here are a few things to check out. We also have Seattle's preeminent authority on all things Pacific Northwest and fun,  Steve Lantz. Please reach out to him with any questions or suggestions. :)