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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:

200%
Family size
Monthly
1
$2,010
2
$2,707
3
$3,403
4
$4,100
5
$4,797
6
$5,493
7
$6,190
8
$6,887
Each additional member
$697

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


Enroll for health insurance and ORCA LIFT cards at multiple locations around King County

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 Community Service Office (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


Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034
  • Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Northshore Public Health Center at Totem Lake
13030 121st Way NE, Suite 202, Kirkland, WA 98034


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
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

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

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

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


Renton Public Health Center
3201 NE 7th St, Renton, WA 98056
  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:45 pm (closed 12:00 pm to 1:00 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

Belltown CSO
2106 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

  • Tuesdays at 9:00 am to 12:00 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 orca@gaycity.org 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 2:00 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 and Fridays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Queen Anne Helpline
311 W. McGraw St, Seattle, WA 98119
  • First Thursday of the month, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Seattle Municipal Court
Court Resource Center, 2nd Floor
600 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

  • Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • 1st Friday of the month, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 9:00 am to 4:00 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

University of Washington
Student Health Fair in the Quad

4001 E. Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

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

White Center CSO
9650 15th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
  • Mondays, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Fridays, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Apply for ORCA LIFT cards only (no health insurance enrollment) at colleges and technical institutes

Bellevue College
Workforce Education Office, Building B131

3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007

  • Every first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Fall enrollment events with ORCA to Go:
    • Sept. 19-20 at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and
    • Sept. 25 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Highline College
Food Services, Building 8

2400 S 240th St., Des Moines, WA 98198

  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11606 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

  • Every second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

North Seattle College
Opportunity Center for Employment and Education

9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

  • Mondays at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Fridays at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Renton Technical College
3000 NE 4th St, Renton, WA 98056

  • Every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Seattle Central College
Student Support Programs Office, Rm. BE-3215
1701 Broadway, Seattle 98122

(Main Building take the elevator to 3rd floor)

  • Thursdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Fall enrollment events with ORCA to Go:
    • Located on the first floor, main hallway
    • Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
    • Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Seattle University
School of Law Annex, Court Lower Level

1215 E. Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98122

  • Fall enrollment events with ORCA to Go:
    • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • NOTE: This event is open to Seattle Univ. students only

Seattle University
Pigott Auditorium

901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

  • Fall enrollment events with ORCA to Go:
    • Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • NOTE: These events are open to Seattle Univ. students only

Shoreline Community College
Pagoda Union Building (PUB)

16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

  • Fall enrollment events with ORCA to Go:
    • Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

South Seattle College
WorkSource Office, RSB, Rm. 79

6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tacoma Community College
Building 7, Career Center

6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98466

  • Thursdays, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
    NOTE: Schedule is subject to change with school calendar. Call 206-960-1582 to confirm hours.
Apply for ORCA LIFT cards only (no health insurance enrollment) at regional locations

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

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

El Centro de la Raza
2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (closed for lunch, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm)
  • Wednesday at 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Multi-Service Centers

  • Various locations on Thursdays

Multi-Service Center in Federal Way
1200 S. 336th St, Federal Way, WA 98003

  • Starting on July 1, 2017: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Multi-Service Center in Kent
515 W. Harrison St, Suite 205, Kent, WA 98032

  • Starting on July 1, 2017: Tuesdays at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

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

YWCA, Auburn Firwood Circle Learning Center
313 37th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

YWCA, Downtown Seattle
1118 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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

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

  • Monday - Friday at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

YWCA, Family Village Redmond
16601 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA 98052
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

YWCA, Opportunity Place
2024 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Mondays - Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

YWCA, South King County Regional Center
1010 S 2nd St, Renton, WA 98057
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Community Health Care's Hilltop Regional Health Center
1020 MLK Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
  • NOTE: Ask to see a Navigator

Parkland Community Health Clinic
11225 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98444

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm)

Spanaway Community Health Clinic
134 188th St. S, Spanaway, WA 98387

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm)

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

  • August 9 and 23 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • September 13 and 27, 2017 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm