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Directions and Parking

We want to help make it easier for you to get to the medical center, park your car, and find your way around the hospital campus. Check out directions, parking and wayfinding information below.

Hospital Parking

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we make major improvements to UC Davis Medical Center to better serve our patients and our region. Due to ongoing construction, you may receive more specific instructions from construction street signs or your appointment materials.

Parking Locations, Rates and Services

The map below gives a general overview of parking at UC Davis Medical Center. The hospital’s main entrances and parking areas are located off X Street. Ongoing construction may cause changes reflected by street signs.

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Medical Center Parking

The hospital’s main parking is Parking Structure 3 off X Street. An electronic system shows how many spaces are available. Each space has a green (open) or red (occupied) light to show if the space is available. Blue lights show spaces for people with disabilities.

Parking Structure 1 off Colonial Way is closed to patients and visitors.

Emergency Department Parking

The short-term Emergency Department Lot 5 that is shown on the map above currently operates as a free valet parking lot only.

UC Davis Health offers free valet parking for emergency department patients (only) for the entire length of their stay, as long as they get their parking validated. Validation will also be offered for emergency department patients who choose to self-park in another campus lot.

For more information about how to use our Emergency Department valet parking, see the Emergency Department tab on this patients and visitors parking page.

Cypress Building Parking

The Cypress Building lots remain open. These are short-term lots (up to 4 hours maximum). You can pay at a machine, or by using a downloadable smartphone app.

Cypress Lot 1 has a larger amount of disabled parking spaces. Cypress Lot 8 has a limited amount of disabled parking spaces.

More Parking Details

Find the most up-to-date information on parking locations, rates, and closed lots on the UC Davis Health Parking Department’s Patients/Visitors page. For additional information, call 916-734-2687.

Shuttles and Drop-offs

Brief patient drop-offs and pick-ups are usually allowed in the main hospital entrance driveway and also the emergency room entrance driveway, where signs say it is OK.

Please be careful and respectful of pedestrians. Please do not block traffic or leave your vehicle unattended. Please do not block entries or exits for emergency vehicles.

Patients who require a wheelchair or other mobility assistance can request help at the front entrance. Or call 916-703-4309 to contact a patient transport dispatcher.

UC Davis Health’s MedTrans (On-Site) Shuttle service offers convenient transportation within the UC Davis Medical Center campus. Routes connect the hospital with various buildings, parking lots, and other locations within the Medical Center area, including public transportation. There is no charge for trips around the UC Davis Medical Center campus.

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Find My Way App

Need help finding your way around our hospital? Download the UC Davis Health Find My Way app today.

  • Indoor and outdoor navigation help
  • Easy-to-follow interactive maps
  • Start-to-finish voice prompt directions
  • Off-route notifications
  • Notes about temporary hallway closures
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