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Back of ORCA LIFT card displaying expiration date

Is it time to renew your ORCA LIFT Card? Check the date on the back of your card to see when the discounted fare expires.

You can renew online or in person at the locations listed below.

If you have questions or need assistance please call 800-756-5437.

Get where you need to go. Pay a lot less to get there.

Now there's a more affordable way to get to work, school, shopping, day care or anywhere else you need to go. It's ORCA LIFT, a new, reduced transit fare that can help you get more out of your public transportation system. ORCA LIFT cards can be used for Metro buses for only $1.50 per trip, any time of the day.

Learn more from Metro's main ORCA LIFT website.

Once you qualify for the ORCA LIFT program, you'll receive an ORCA LIFT card registered to your name, with the same features every ORCA card has. You can load an E-purse value on your card to pay for trips one at a time, or load a discounted monthly pass that lets you take unlimited trips for an entire month. But what makes ORCA LIFT special is you have all the power and convenience of the ORCA card system at a fraction of the cost.

With the ORCA LIFT card, income-qualified riders can save up to 50 percent or more on:

  • Metro Transit buses
  • Kitsap Transit buses
  • Sound Transit Link light rail
  • Sound Transit Regional Express buses
  • Sounder Trains
  • King County Water Taxi
  • Seattle Streetcar

What to bring to verify your income:

  • If you already are enrolled in Washington Healthplanfinder, Apple Health, Washington Basic Food (EBT) or TANF, the enrollment expert can confirm your eligibility.
  • If you are in another defined benefits program, bring a letter or statement confirming that you're enrolled.
  • Paystubs for the last 30 days, tax returns (for self-employed only) and other documents can be used to verify your income.
  • See additional details from Metro

To qualify, a person's gross household income (before taxes are taken out) must be no more than 200 percent of the federal poverty level as established by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department as indicated in the chart below:

Family size
Each additional member

Assistance provided by Public Health outreach workers and community-based partner agencies who also can help with health insurance and other programs.

Enroll at the following locations on the dates and times listed where you can apply for both health insurance and ORCA-LIFT cards. If applying for health insurance, you will need to know your birth date, social security number, and annual income before taxes and deductions. Legal immigrants will need to supply a passport, alien, or other immigration numbers.

East King CSO
805 156th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98007

  • Thursdays, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Eastgate Public Health Center
14350 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98007

Northshore Public Health Center
10808 NE 145th St., Bothell, WA 98011

Together Center
16225 NE 87th St, Suite #A-8, Redmond, WA 98052
  • Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday per month, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

YWCA Family Village Redmond
16601 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA 98052
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • (All days, closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm)

YWCA Family Village Issaquah
930 NE High St, Suite 101, Issaquah, WA 98029

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (All days closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm)
North Public Health Center
Meridian Center for Health

10521 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

Auburn Public Health Center
901 Auburn Way N, Suite A, Auburn, WA 98002
Enter parking lot on 9th St. NE

  • Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Birch Creek Public Health Center
13111 SE 274th St, Kent, WA 98030

  • Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Enumclaw Plateau Ministries
1806 Cole St, Enumclaw, WA 98022

  • Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Federal Way Public Health Center
33431 13th Place S, Federal Way, WA 98003

Global to Local
4040 S. 188th St., SeaTac WA 98188
Located at the Village at Angle Lake

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Call Connection Desk at 206-816-3243 or 206-816-3266

Highline College (Food Services, Building 8)
2400 S 240th St., Des Moines, WA 98198

Children's Home Society
212 5th Ave., Kent, WA 98032
  • Mondays, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Kent Public Health Center
25742 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030
Located at the Kent Hill Plaza Shopping Center

Riverton Park United Methodist Church/
Tukwila Food Pantry

3118 S. 140th St., Tukwila, WA 98188
  • Every 4th Tuesday of each month, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Vashon Library
17210 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070

  • Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Vashon Maury Community Food Bank
10030 SW 210th St, Vashon, WA 98070
Behind the Vashon Health Center

  • Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Columbia Public Health Center
4400 37th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Downtown Public Health Center
2124 4th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

Franciscan Medical Clinic - Westwood
2511 SW Trenton St, Seattle, WA 98106
  • Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Gay City
Located in the back of Kaladi Brothers Coffee

517 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122

  • Weekdays by appointment only; please email or call 206-323-LGBT (206-323-5428)

Metro Seattle Office
Located next to Metro's Customer Service office on Jackson
201 S. Jackson, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Saturdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Special scheduled time: Friday, May 26, 2017, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Assistance available in English and Spanish

Millionaire Club Charity
2515 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Every first Wednesday of the month, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

North Public Health Center
Meridian Center for Health

10521 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

North Seattle Family Center
2611 NE 125th St., Seattle, WA 98103
  • Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

North Seattle College CSO
9700 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
  • Mondays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Rainier Beach Community Center - CPTS Spring into Summer Carnival
WorkSource Room RSB79F

8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Seattle Central College
Student Support Programs Office
907 E. Pine St., Seattle, WA 98122

Seattle Municipal Court
600 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Seattle Vocational Institute
2120 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98144
  • Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Skyway Library
12601 76th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98178

  • Every 2nd Monday of the month (except holidays): 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

South Seattle College
WorkSource Room RSB79F

6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

  • Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday per month: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • See campus map

University District Street Fair
Located on University Way NE between NE Campus Parkway & NE 50th St, Seattle WA 98105
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

White Center Public Health Center
9934 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

White Center CSO
9650 15th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
  • Thursdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Fridays, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

YWCA Opportunity Place
2024 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Tuesdays, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Locations to apply for ORCA LIFT cards only (no health insurance enrollment)

ORCA LIFT Sign-up – University of Washington Campus (in the HUB, food court level)
4001 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Eligibility for ORCA LIFT is based off family size and gross monthly income: Please bring the following information:

  • Photo ID (UW ID is fine)
  • Proof of income for the last 30 days


  • Provider One card
  • EBT card
  • Student loan award letter
Questions?  Call the Community Health Access Program at: 1-800-756-5434.

Catholic Community Services
Randolph Carter Family and Learning Center

100 23rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

  • Mondays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Note: Every 2nd Monday of the month, open 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Compass Housing
77 S. Washington St., Seattle, WA 98104

  • Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

El Centro de la Raza
Frances Martinez Community Service Center

2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

  • Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Multi-Service Centers
Various locations

North Seattle College
Opportunity Center for Employment

9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tacoma Community College
Building 7, Career Center

6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98466

  • Thursdays, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (
    PLEASE NOTE: Schedule is subject to change with school calendar. Call 206-960-1582 to confirm hours.

Alderwood CSO
20311 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

YWCA Everett Regional Center
3301 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201

  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm