Parking and Map

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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.
  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

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

Visitor Parking Pass Booklets

Each Visitor Parking Pass Booklet contains five visitor passes and costs $30, making the maximum cost $6 per exit. Each pass is good for one prepaid exit from any of the four hospital parking ramps. These booklets are only for people visiting patients. When purchasing, visitors need to provide the name of the patient they are visiting.

They may be purchased at:

  • UI Hospitals & Clinics Main Information Desk (Elevator E, Level 1)
  • Pomerantz Family Pavilion Information Desk (Elevator M, Level 1)
  • UI Stead Family Children's Hospital Information Desk (Level 1)

These passes do not expire and do not need to be used on consecutive days. They cannot be refunded if they go unused.

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.

More free options

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)

FREE (Validation of a clinic appointment or hospital stay/visit is required to obtain the permit.) Permits can be picked up at the Parking Office in the West Campus Transportation Center (connected to Ramp 3), or at the Main Information Desk in the hospital.

CAMBUS provides free bus service: Hop on a bus labeled Hawk Lot Hospital, Hawkeye Hospital, or Hawkeye Interdorm, which will take you to the transportation center next to the hospital.

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: