Parking for patients and visitors is available at four parking structures.
Parking P1 is located next to the Cancer Center entrance on Medical Center Drive and is intended for use by Cancer Center patients and the family/friends who accompany them to appointments. The structure is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays. This parking structure is closed on Sunday.
Parking P2 is located next to the front entrance of University Hospital, on Medical Center Drive. Parking in this structure is intended for use by patients and the family/friends who accompany them to: University Hospital and the Taubman Center. Overflow parking for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital is also available here. This parking structure is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Parking P4 is located beyond the front entrance of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, to your left on Simpson Drive. Parking in this structure is intended for use by patients and the family/friends who accompany them to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital. This parking structure is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Parking P5 is located directly below the Cardiovascular Center and is intended for use by Cardiovascular Center patients and families. The structure is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The cost of parking is the same at each of the four parking structures. Rates are as follows:
- Unstamped tickets (for general public, sales reps, etc.)
- Up to 4 hrs. $2.00
- 4 – 6 hrs. $3.00
- 6 – 8 hrs. $5.00
- 8 or more hrs. $20.00 (per day)
- Stamped tickets/reduced rate (for patients, visitors)
- A validated parking ticket will provide the parker a discounted parking rate of $2.00; $.50 for infusion patients.
Patients and inpatient visitors can pay a lower parking fee by having their parking tickets stamped. Validation is not necessary if you have parked for 4 hours or less. Please remember that validated parking doesn't mean free parking. Patients and visitors may get parking tickets validated at one of the following validation locations:
- University Hospital, Front Entrance Information Desk
- Taubman Center, First floor, Middle of the floor near the north doors and elevator to the parking structure
- Taubman Center, Second floor, End of the floor near the south doors and elevator to the parking structure
- Taubman Center, Second Floor, Middle of the floor near the north doors and elevator to the parking structure
- Taubman Center, Third Floor, Middle of the floor near the north doors and elevator to the parking structure
- Mott Hospital, Second floor, Near Big Bird
- Cancer Center – multiple clinic locations
- Cardiovascular Center – multiple locations
- Other University Hospital locations such as the Main Surgery Waiting Room, Radiology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Outpatient Day Parking Pass
The Outpatient Day Parking Pass allows outpatients with multiple appointments on the same day to leave the medical campus between appointments and pay only once for parking. This pass is available to those parking in Parking Structures P1, P2, P4 or P5. If you'd like an Outpatient Day Parking Pass, ask the parking attendant for it during your first exit from the parking structure. The attendant will attach the 1st exit payment receipt to the pass and give it to you to present along with a validated ticket stub for all subsequent, charge-free exits that day.
Inpatient Visitor Parking Pass
Inpatient visitors who return frequently (family members, close friends, etc.) may qualify to receive an Inpatient Visitor Parking Pass. This pass provides two services: pre-authorization for the lower parking fee; and payment of only one fee per calendar day. Passes are issued on the inpatient floors by social work staff, nurses and clerical staff. Passes may be issued for a maximum of fourteen calendar days. After fourteen days, a new pass will be required. The customer must present the pass with their parking ticket to the parking structure cashier-attendant. For the first exit, payment of the reduced rate fee is required. Subsequent exits on the same calendar day are free when a parking ticket, pass and payment receipt (provided by the cashier-attendant) are presented.
Valet parking is available at no cost at both Emergency drop-off areas, 24 hours a day.
Valet parking is available for a fee at the following locations:
- University Hospital: Hours - 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
- Cancer Center: Hours - 7:30 a.m to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; not available on weekends.
- Cardiovascular Center: Hours - 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
- C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital: Hours - 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
For more information, including current fees, call Valet Parking at 734-936-6641.
The vehicle height clearance at P2 is 7 feet; at P1 and P5, it is 8'2". Vehicles in excess of these heights may park at a surface lot across the street from University Hospital. A parking permit is required, which may be purchased from Entrance Services staff at the University Hospital front entrance or at the CVC. Vehicles must be self-contained and are prohibited from discharging liquid of any kind. For more information, call 734-936-6641.
Handicap parking spaces are available on the parking decks. The prevailing fees, including those for valet parking, apply to disabled parkers. The only exception is for individuals with a “FREE PARKING” decal affixed to their Secretary of State-issued handicapped permits.
Reservations are first-come, first-served. The nearest RV campground is the Detroit-Greenfield KOA Resort Kamp in Ypsilanti.
Recreational vehicle parking is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces may not be reserved and there is no guarantee of space availability. A permit is required and may be purchased at the front entrance of University Hospital. Vehicles must be self-contained and are prohibited from discharging liquid of any kind. For information, please call 734-936-6641.
A Discount Parking Pass entitles the user to a discounted parking fee of 50 cents per exit at Parking P1, P2, P4 or P5. Fifty cents per 24 hours will be charged for vehicles that park overnight. A Discount Parking Pass cannot be used in combination with any other parking pass. Please present your pass and parking ticket to the cashier when exiting. To find out if you are eligible to obtain authorization for a discount, please call the Guest Assistance Program at 734-764-6893.
MRI Special Needs Parking
By prior arrangement, a parking permit that allows you to park in the M7 MRI/Radiation Therapy parking lot will be mailed to you if you have special parking needs. This lot is located just west of the Emergency Room entrance on East Medical Center Drive. Please park in spaces 8, 9, 10 or 11 – they are each identified with blue MRI signs. This is a metered lot with a fee of 90 cents per hour. You should expect to be in MRI approximately 2 to 3 hours. These permits must be displayed hanging from the vehicle rear view mirror. It is not acceptable to display the permit in any other manner and may result in a parking citation. You will enter the Hospital on the B2 level. Follow the overhead signs directing you toward the elevators. Then follow the signs to the MRI reception area, also located on the B2 level.
To arrange for a MRI special needs parking permit or for further information, please call 734-936-4500.
Call Entrance Services at 734-936-6641. Someone will be available to answer your call 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Other important phone numbers
Hospital Security 734-936-7890
Parking and Transportation 734-764-7474
Additional Parking/Transportation Resources