Ben Ali Shrine Center Transportation Volunteers

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Please use the following contact information to coordinate a driver to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. Questions. If you have questions about transportation, please contact our Transportation Coordinator, Claudia Barrientos at (916) 453.2095.

Hospital-based Vans

No transportation to or from homes and apartments.Only on special cases and needs to be pre-approved.

Shriners Lounge

(916) 453-2233

Transportation Coordinator

Claudia Barrientos
(915) 453-2095

Ben Ali Drivers Leadership

Don Hodson  (Chair)
(916) 395-2050
(916) 549-3910

Richard Hiatt (Co-Chair)
(916) 361-3977
(916) 207-1959

Paradise, Chico, Biggs, Oroville, Gridley, Las Polidas

Contact: Bill Richards
(530) 872-1343
Van cell ( 916) 203-7631

Redding,Corning, Gerber, Lake City, Orland, Red Bluff, Shasta, Willows

Contact: Ron Watt
(530) 840-6927 Home
Van cell (530) 351-1317

Stockton, Lodi, San Joaquin County

Contact: Richard Thornton
(209) 367-1580
(209) 747-9518
Van cell (916) 207-3595

Larry Bednarz (Backup)
(209) 333-8356

Yuba City, Marysville, Colusa, Lindy, Live Oak, Gridley, Williams, Grass Valley

Contact: Jack Moseley
(530) 674-8506
Van cell (916)201-5614

Contact: John López (Bilingual)
(530) 755-4343


Make an Appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.
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