The Minneapolis VA Medical Center does not provide transportation services; however, there are several ways to get to the hospital. The Disabled American Veterans Van Service and County Veteran Service both offer vans to the Center. Additionally, Metro Transit operates a system of bus routes throughout the city with links to both suburban bus systems and the Blue Line, connecting to downtown Minneapolis, the airport and the VA Medical Center. Other options include taxis and driving a private vehicle.Continue Reading
Disabled Veterans may ride the Metro Transit system for free by showing their Veteran Identification Card, which is issued by a VA Medical Center and includes the notes "SC" or "Service Connected" just under the veteran's photo. Another option is Metro Mobility, which is a shared public transportation system reserved for certified riders unable to use other methods of transportation due to disability.
If driving a private vehicle, the Medical Center's website gives comprehensive directions from the east, southeast, north, south or west. Patients can access Veteran and Visitor parking via the Veteran parking ramp, which is on the right-hand side when arriving on One Veterans Drive. Lot 6 is another option located on the left when entering One Veterans Drive. Handicapped parking is located throughout both the lots and the ramp.Learn more about Geography