Gold Country Stage Connects Veterans to Healthcare


For veterans living in Nevada County, connecting to health care often means traveling. If you can’t get there by car, Gold Country Stage has you covered.

Below are step-by-step instructions from Grass Valley to the VA clinic in Auburn via Gold Country Stage. For assistance planning your trip, give us a call at 2-1-1.

Start Your Journey

All lines connect at the bus depot at Tinloy & Bank Streets.

Find Your Route

Nevada City – Route 1
Grass Valley (Alta Street, Ridge Road) – Route 2
Grass Valley (Loma Rica, Fairgrounds) – Route 3
Grass Valley (Old Tunnel Road, Dorsey Drive) – Route 4
Alta Sierra, Lake of the Pines, Auburn – Route 5
Rough & Ready, Penn Valley – Route 6

For more information on routes and schedules, check out the Gold Country Stage Rider’s Guide and System Map.

Sierra Foothills Outpatient Clinic

The Sierra Foothills Outpatient Clinic provides primary care, individual and group therapy, and social services for Nevada County veterans. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and is located at 11985 Heritage Oak Place in Auburn. For more information, call 530-889-0872.

Getting There by Bus

Take Gold Country Stage Route 5 from Tinloy Street Transit Center in Grass Valley to Professional Drive & Fortune in Auburn. (Please note: Route 5X at 9:00 am is an express bus and does not stop at Professional Drive).

STEP 1: Board Gold Country Stage Route 5 at the Tinloy Street Transit Center in Grass Valley. When boarding the bus, let the driver know that you want to get off at Professional Drive in Auburn. This is an on-demand stop, meaning you must request that the driver stop there.

STEP 2: Get off at the Professional Drive bus stop in Auburn.

STEP 3: Walk back to Bell Road. Cross Bell Road.

STEP 4: Turn left & walk about 2/3 of the way down the block towards the corner of Heritage Oak Place & Bell Road.

STEP 5: Turn right onto the path leading to parking lot behind Sierra Outpatient Clinic (11985 Heritage Oak Place) & enter through the rear.

Bus Schedule from Tinloy Transit Center

Departs Grass Valley  Arrives in Auburn
6 am  6:40 am
8 am 8:40 am
1 pm 1:40 pm
3 pm  3:40 pm
5 pm  5:40 pm

Return Trip

Professional Drive is an on-demand stop only. You must call ahead at least 1 hour in advance to schedule a pick-up. Call 530-477-0103, ext. 0.

STEP 1: Walk west on Bell Road to the corner of Professional Drive.

STEP 2: Turn right and cross Bell Road. Continue north to the bus stop at Professional Drive & Fortune.

STEP 3: Take Gold Country Stage Route 5 to the Tinloy Street Transit Center in Grass Valley.

Bus Schedule from Professional Drive

Departs Auburn  Arrives in Grass Valley
7:10 am  7:50 am
9:10 am  9:50 am
11:10 am  11:50 am
2:10 pm 2:50 pm
4:10 pm  4:50 pm
6:10 pm  6:50 pm

Additional Options:

The Auburn clinic provides limited healthcare services. The closest full-service VA health care center is located in Reno.

Getting There

The Veterans Services Office provides free transportation to the Reno VA Medical Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On a limited basis, the Veterans Services Office can also transport veterans to specialized medical appointments in distant locations such as Auburn, Sacramento, and Marysville. Please call the Veterans Services Office at 530-273-3396 for more information or to schedule a ride.