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In House Directions

  • If you need help finding a specific service or clinic, you may want to use our A–Z directory.
  • Please note: Our elevators are in alphabetical order from the north to south end of the hospital (see above map).

Ramp Parking and Rates

Patient Parking Pass

Beginning Dec. 3, 2019, parking is free for patients who have a Patient Parking Pass. One pass is provided per patient per day.

How do I get a Patient Parking Pass?

  1. Ask for a pass from the clinic or nursing unit.
    Or
  2. For scheduled visits, print it out ahead of time from your MyChart account.

Give your pass to the cashier when you exit the ramp; it’s good for one exit from any of the four Hospital Parking Ramps listed below (does not cover valet).

Hospital parking ramp rates

For people without a Patient Parking Pass:

  • Up to 30 minutes: Free
  • 31 minutes to an hour: $0.60
  • Each additional hour: $1.20
  • Maximum daily rate and/or lost ticket rate: $20

A higher hourly rate will apply for vehicles that enter the ramp between 5 and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and stay longer than three hours. 

Parking can be paid by cash, check, MasterCard, Discover, or Visa.

Visitor Parking Pass Booklets

Each booklet costs $30 and contains five pre-paid passes (making your cost $6 per pass). Each pass allows you to exit the ramp at no additional cost. 

  • Must be visiting a patient; when purchasing, visitors need to provide the name of the patient they are visiting. 
  • Unused passes cannot be refunded, but can be shared with other visitors. 
  • These visitor passes have no expiration date. 

They may be purchased at:

  • UI Hospitals & Clinics Main Information Desk (Elevator E, Level 1): Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; weekends 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Pomerantz Family Pavilion Information Desk (Elevator L, Level 1): Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Information Desk: Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekends 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Hospital parking ramp locations

All of our ramps have several handicapped accessible parking spaces and all are served by elevators. 

Parking Ramp 1

Ramp 1 is most convenient for getting to Elevators A, B, or C, Fountain Entrance, or Center for Disabilities and Development.

Parking Ramp 2 (underground)

Ramp 2 is best for UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital or Elevators E through J in the main hospital

Parking Ramp 3

Ramp 3 is convenient for accessing Elevator E, F, or H.

Parking Ramp 4

Ramp 4 is closest to Elevators I through M, which includes Family Medicine Clinic, Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Valet parking

Valet parking services are offered at two locations.

Main Entrance

  • Most convenient to access Elevators A through H
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Note: This valet location will temporarily relocate to the children’s hospital entrance in early 2020 for about 10 months.

Pomerantz Family Pavilion

  • Most convenient for Elevators I through M
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Valet parking is $15 (flat fee) and can be paid by cash, check, MasterCard, or Visa.

Free parking options for visitors

Lot 43 (behind Kinnick Stadium)

Free on weekends and holidays, and daily between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., unless closed for a special event.

Hawkeye Commuter Parking Lot (about 2 miles from the hospital)

Visitors can get a permit to park here for free, about two miles away. Before parking in the lot, get your permit at the Main Information Desk or the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Information Desk. Validation of a clinic appointment or hospital stay/visit is required to obtain the permit.

The no-fare (free) UI CAMBUS routes Hawkeye-Hospital and Hawk Lot Hospital make regular trips from there to the West Campus Transportation Center (connected to the hospital by skyway). 

Questions about parking?

Read our frequently asked questions about parking or call:

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

After 5 p.m. and on weekends: