Travel Resources

Many Patients Travel a Long Way to See Our Practitioners
Sailing in the Bay - Lynn Badger 2016
Sailing in the Bay - Lynn Badger 2016

Please keep in mind that Sonoma County is a popular vacation destination, and often hotels and vacation rentals book up in advance. Plan your trip 3-6 months in advance whenever possible. See our Lodging page for suggestions on places to stay. We hope you may be able to enjoy some of the beauty of the area. There are resources for this on the Lodging page, as well as places to eat out on the Local Dining page.

Temperate year-round, the weather on the Sonoma Coast follows a pattern of maritime fog in the morning which  gives way to California sunshine around noon. When inland valleys heat up, the coast remains cool. The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended. The temperatures are significantly warmer in the north and east, the west and south are cooler. Even a few miles can make a difference in temperatures, so plan for change. This is especially important for patients who are temperature sensitive.

Transportation

Local Ground Travel

Ride Sharing
Bus Companies
Santa Rosa CityBus

Santa Rosa CityBus provides fixed-route service within the City limits. Seventeen fixed routes are operated with wheelchair accessible, low-floor buses, which can accommodate up to 2 bikes on the bike rack attached to the front of each bus.

Half price fares are available for those over 65 and those on Medicare.

If you are traveling within Santa Rosa, you will need to transfer to the Sonoma County Bus. Bus Route 62 runs up to Airport Blvd, with a stop at Regional Parkway. It is approximately one block to the Gordon Medical Offices. See the complete transit maps and schedules to find out what route you need to take.

Plan your CityBus trip
Santa Rosa Paratransit

The City of Santa Rosa offers next-day ADA Paratransit transportation service seven days a week to those who are unable (temporarily or permanently) to independently use Santa Rosa CityBus due to a disability or health related condition. This service is provided within three-quarters (¾) of a mile from existing CityBus routes as part of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

There are specific eligibility requirements in order to use Santa Rosa’s ADA Paratransit service. Call the City of Santa Rosa’s evaluation contractor, C.A.R.E Evaluators, an independent assessment organization, at (707) 541-7180 to schedule an in-person interview.  Santa Rosa Paratransit will provide a no-cost ride to and from the in-person interview. Information you provide from your health care provider will be considered, but is not required.

Paratransit Rider’s Guide
Sonoma County Transit

Bus Route 62 runs up to Airport Blvd, with a stop at Regional Parkway. It is approximately one block to the Gordon Medical Offices. See the complete transit maps and schedules to find out what route you need to take.

People with disabilities, seniors, and anyone holding a  Medicare card qualifies for half fare. See the qualifications for discount fares.

Discount Fares
Sonoma County Paratransit

Sonoma County ParatransitFor those who can’t ride the standard buses, Paratransit provides door-to-door paratransit service to people whose disabilities prevent them from using fixed route public transit. These vans vary their routes based on riders’ destinations, but must be scheduled in advance.

Individuals interested in using Sonoma County Paratransit service must be registered and certified as ADA eligible before using the service. To apply for ADA paratransit service, call C.A.R.E. Evaluators at 707-541-7180 to schedule an in-person interview and assessment. If you have any questions, please contact Sonoma County Transit at 707-585-7516.

Sonoma County Transit
SMART Train
Smart Train

Smart TrainNow in Service!

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is the San Francisco Bay Area’s newest transportation option for travel, offering passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin counties. SMART’s initial 43 miles of rail corridor includes 10 stations, from the Sonoma County Airport to Downtown San Rafael. Future extensions include: Larkspur, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018; Windsor; Healdsburg; and Cloverdale.

See the Smart Train website for details on fares, service, stations, schedule, etc.

Accessibility

SMART provides rail transit service that is accessible to passengers with disabilities. SMART’s platforms and trains are fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Clipper Card vending machines on SMART platforms are also ADA compliant. SMART trains have ADA accessible restrooms and seating. Onboard SMART personnel are available to assist with onboarding and exiting the train, and with any other needs that may arise.

Smart Train

Air Travel

Sonoma County Airport

Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport
2290 Airport Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

(707) 565-7240 recorded information

(800) 252-7522 Alaska Airlines tickets and reservations

The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) is located in the heart of Wine Country, 55 miles north of the Golden Gate. The Airport offers direct flights on Alaska Airlines to Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, and on Allegiant Air to Las Vegas, and Phoenix-Mesa.

The airport is only a short distance from Gordon Medical.

Map shows the locations of the Sonoma County Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn,  and Gordon Medical.

San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International Airport is 13 miles (21 km) south of downtown San Francisco, California, United States, near Millbrae and San Bruno in unincorporated San Mateo County. It has flights to points throughout North America and is a major gateway to Europe and Asia. Everything you need for travel is here, like currency exchange offices, banking services and free wi-fi access.

Airport Butler concierge service offers help for travelers who need assistance. A personal concierge will meet travelers upon arrival and help ensure a smooth arrival/departure.

San Francisco International Airport and Gordon Medical Associates

Oakland International Airport

Oakland International Airport (OAK) is five miles south of downtown Oakland, in Alameda County, California. It is one of three international airports in the San Francisco Bay Area. The airport has passenger service to cities in the United States, Mexico and Europe.

Oakland International Airport and Gordon Medical Associates