Health Sciences Express

UW Holidays 2016

No Service:

New Year’s Day Fri, January 1
Martin Luther King Day Mon, January 18
Presidents Day Mon, February 15
Memorial Day Mon, May 30
Independence Day Mon, July 4
Labor Day Mon, September 5
Veterans Day Fri, November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thurs, November 24
Day after Thanksgiving Fri, November 25
Christmas Day (observed) Mon, December 26

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SMS Updates

Text uwhse # to 41411 where # is the shuttle stop number. For example, texting uwhse 1 to 41411 will return the arrival time for the UWMC stop.

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Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, schedule or service changes will be posted on our website. You can also call us at 206-685-3146

Service Information

The Health Sciences Express provides transportation between UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, with stops at Roosevelt Clinic and UW Tower. Service is available to UW faculty, staff, students, as well as medical center patients and their families.

Buses depart UWMC every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding University holidays. The extra evening service leaving UWMC at 6:15 p.m. and HMC at 7 p.m. is sponsored by Graduate Medical Education. Buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and two-position bike racks.

Select medical commodities may be transported. See your department for eligibility. For further information, please call 206-685-3146 during office hours.

Lost and found

Call 206-685-3146 if you believe you left an item on one of our buses. Please be ready to provide your departure time and location when you think you lost your item, as well as a brief description and a way to reach you if it is found. Unclaimed items are sent to the HUB Lost and Found.


The Health Sciences Express bus services was established in 1973 to move Health Sciences, Harborview Medical Center, and University of Washington Medical Center faculty, staff, students, and selected medical commodities between the University of Washington and affiliated hospitals and branch University facilities in a safe, efficient, and timely manner. The service facilitates Health Sciences, HMC and UWMC operations by assisting University faculty, staff, students, and medical center patients and their families in conducting University, Health Sciences and Medical Center related business.

The Health Sciences Express bus service is supported by funding from University of Washington, UWMC and HMC. The Health Sciences Express Advisory Committee is under Health Sciences Administration, Office of the Executive Director. June 30, 1993.