Hospital parking information

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.

  • The main entrances and parking areas for the hospital are located off X St.
  • The main parking for the hospital is Parking Structure 3 off X St.
  • Parking Structure 1 off Colonial Way is closed to patients and visitors. The Cypress Building lots remain open.
  • Due to ongoing construction, at times you may receive more specific instructions from construction street signs, or from your appointment materials. 

Highway and street directions:

Interactive driving directions to hospital main parking entrance area » 

Freeway & local streets map » 

Wayfinding directions:

Hospital zone wayfinding app » 

The map below gives a general overview of parking at UC Davis Medical Center. Ongoing construction may cause changes reflected by street parking map

Unless otherwise noted, parking is generally $2 per 30 mins. with a $18 daily maximum. 

Extended-stay permits are available for Structure 3. For rates, see the "Hospital Zone" tab of our Parking and Transportation Services web page. For additional information, call 916-734-2687. 

Emergency room parking

UC Davis Health is now offering valet parking for emergency department patients. For more information, see the "Emergency Department" tab on our Parking and Transportation Services web page.

Important note: Emergency Department valet parking is not designed to be used by employees, providers or visitors to other locations in the UC Davis Medical Center or other campus locations. Anyone who uses the valet service and does not present a validated claim ticket when they pick up their vehicle will be charged $36. 

Main parking and long-term parking

Parking is $2 per 30 mins. with a $18 daily maximum. 

Off X St., Parking Structure 3 is the main parking and long-term parking for UC Davis Medical Center, with more than 400 spaces allocated for patients and visitors and no time limit.

An electronic system displays how many spaces are available. Each space has a green (open) or red (occupied) light to indicate if the space is available. Blue overhead lights show disabled spaces.

Please remember to take your entry ticket with you and pay before returning to your vehicle. You will not be able to exit without a paid ticket. Payments are accepted at the self-service kiosk (located near the elevators) and card payments are accepted at the exit gate. 

Other parking

Parking is generally $2 per 30 mins with varying daily maximum time limits and charges.

Off Colonial Way, parking is available in Lot 1, the lot at the south side of the Cypress Building facing Stockton Blvd. The maximum time limit is generally 2 1/2 hours. Pay at the automated station. Disabled spaces are available.

Off Colonial Way, additional parking is available in Lot 8, around the front of the Cypress Building, adjacent to 39th Street. The maximum time limit is generally 4 hours. Pay at the automated station. Disabled spaces are available.

Payments can also be made remotely by downloading the ParkMobile App on a smartphone/mobile device. Convenience fees may apply. 

Patient drop-offs/pick-ups; wheelchair and mobility assistance

Brief patient drop-offs and pick-ups are usually allowed in the driveway at the main hospital entrance, and in the driveway at the emergency room entrance where signage indicates. Please be careful and considerate of pedestrians, and do not block traffic or leave your vehicle unattended. 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. To otherwise request wheelchair or mobility assistance, call 916-703-4309 to contact a patient transport dispatcher or visit the cashier’s station on Level 1 of Parking Structure 3.