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DAV Vans: transportation for Veterans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) provides free van rides to and from VA Cheyenne health care facilities at Cheyenne, WY, to Veterans who don’t have other transportation options. Find out how to schedule a DAV van ride.

About DAV services

DAV van resources work with county Veterans Affairs directors to provide transportation for Veterans to and from Veteran health care centers for scheduled medical appointments.

These vans transport Veterans throughout Wyoming. Each month, between 1,500 and 1,700 Veterans receive DAV transportation.

Arrange a ride

If you’d like to schedule a DAV van ride, contact the DAV or the Hospital Service Coordinator.

Disabled American Veterans
2360 East Pershing Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Map of Cheyenne campus
Phone: 970-484-1795
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. MT

Hospital Service Coordinator
2360 East Pershing Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Map of Cheyenne campus
Phone: 307-778-7577
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. MT

Please note that DAV vans can only provide rides to ambulatory passengers (passengers who are able to move around without the driver’s help). For information on accessible transportation options, review our other Veteran shuttle services.

Locations for Pickups

  • Loveland:     7:30 a.m. at Carl's Junior (1340 Cleveland Drive)
  • Fort Collins: 8:00 a.m. at The Elderhaus (605 South Shields).
  • Longmont:   call for time. McDonald's at I-25 and Hwy. 119
  • Berthod:      call for time & location
  • Dacono:       call for time & location


To Cheyenne VAMC:  
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT

From Cheyenne VAMC:
Hours: Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. MT

Additional Information

If you have a later appointment, please arrange for alternate transportation home. If you are running late you may have to stay overnight.

The program has vans in Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, and Rawlins, WY; Sidney and Scottsbluff in western Nebraska; Fort Collins, Greeley, and Fort Morgan, in northern Colorado. Each city has its scheduled days to the VA Medical Center.

Other Veteran shuttle services

Veterans Transportation Service (VTS)
2360 East Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Veterans Transportation Service

Other Veteran-specific transportation services, including buses, shuttles, and wheelchair-accessible transport, are available to patients. Please contact these providers directly to schedule a ride.

Billy Scharf
Phone: 307-432-3804

Local transportation options

Many medical centers and clinics are also served by other local transportation services. To find those, review the transportation services information for the facility you want to visit. Here's one option:

Cheyenne Transportation System
307 W 17th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Bus Information
Phone: 307-637-6253
Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. MT
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT

Guidelines for using DAV vans

DAV van passengers are expected to follow certain guidelines, established by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the DAV National Headquarters. These guidelines include the following:

  • All riders must be ambulatory (able to board and exit the van without the driver’s help).
  • The DAV van driver is only allowed to stop the van for rest stops, emergencies, and to pick up and drop off passengers. Passengers should not ask the driver to make side trips to take care of their personal business.
  • Passengers are not permitted to smoke, chew tobacco, drink alcohol, use foul language, or bring weapons, drugs, or any illegal substance on the van. Van drivers are not required to provide transportation to any Veteran who is intoxicated, abusive, or who poses a threat to the driver or other passengers.
  • Passengers should not do anything to distract the driver.
  • Passengers should wear seatbelts at all times. Any passenger who refuses to wear a seatbelt will be denied transportation.
  • If a Veteran needs another individual (for example, a caregiver) to ride in the van with them, they need to get authorization from their VA attending physician or VA-certified nurse practitioner.
  • Veterans being discharged or granted passes can ride on a DAV van during the van's trip back to its home county only if space is available. The Veteran must be ready to leave when the van leaves the VA medical center.
  • Veterans should be dressed and ready to leave for the hospital at the time specified. Drivers can’t wait for Veterans who aren’t ready to leave at the appointed time.
  • Veterans can only bring with them items that they can hold on their lap or store under the seat.
  • The DAV van is not an emergency vehicle. The driver may refuse to transport any Veteran who appears to be too ill to ride the van.
  • Veterans who use the DAV Transportation Network will not be eligible to receive reimbursement for travel expenses.
    (M-1, Part 1, Chapter 25, July 8, 1991)