Parking Information

Where Should You Park?

There are several parking options at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and the best choice for you will depend on the department you are visiting. Below is a hospital department list that includes the best parking garage for each service and our campus map with highlighted parking options. 

Please note, that parking garages can be very busy at certain times. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early for your appointment to allow for any garage delays and to make your way to your destination.

Hospital Departments and Parking Information

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Campus Map with Parking Facilities


Hospital and Physician Office Parking Garage Hours, Rates and Payment

The Hospital Parking Garage is open 24 hours, every day.


The Physician Office Garage is open Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday except holidays. Visitors can exit at anytime using automated pay stations.

Time Rate
0 - 3 hours $5.00
3 - 4 hours $6.00
4 - 5 hours $7.00
5 - 6 hours $8.00
6 - 8 hours $10.00
8- 24 hours $15.00
Lost Ticket: $15.00 (daily charge)


Other Parking Options

MRI/Neurosciences center

In addition to the two main parking garages, the MRI and neuroscience center has a separate parking area. Patients are instructed how to access these parking areas at the time their appointments are made.

Discount Parking Options (long-term patient)

Discount parking coupons are available to long term patients and guests to park at a reduced parking rate of $50 for a book of ten (10) tickets. Each ticket can be used to exit the garage one time. For those guests who want to be able to leave and return in the same day, a ten-day keycard is available for $60 and must be used over ten consecutive days. To purchase parking coupons, please stop in the Parking Office, on the ground floor of the Hospital Parking Garage. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Option One:

"Validation tickets" are sold in books of 10 at the cost of $50.00 per book. Each sticker is equivalent to $5.00 each vs. paying $15.00 per every 24 hours. Each time a visitor/patient enters and exits the parking garage, he/she will use one ticket. Once inside, the validation ticket will allow them to stay up to 24 hours without charge.

Option Two:
Visitors/patients can purchase a "10 day keycard" that will allow them to have unlimited access to enter and exit the parking garage. The 10 day keycard is $60.00 for 10 consecutive days (each day is equivalent to $5 vs. $15.00 for all day access). There is a $10.00 deposit fee included for the visitor/patient keycard. On its final day of use, the keycard can be returned to the parking services office, and the $10.00 deposit fee will be refunded. 

Forms of payment accepted: The parking office is only able to accept credit and debit cards. Individuals visiting long term care patients may also be eligible for parking discounts. 

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available for patients and visitors at MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s main entrance from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Valet parking is not available on weekends or holidays. Patients displaying a handicap tag in their car will receive a $1 discount on their parking rate. Valet parking rates must be paid in cash only.

Valet Parking Rates

Time Rate
0 - 2 hours $8.00
2 - 5 hours $10.00
5 - 8 hours $12.00
8 - 24 hours $15.00
Lost ticket $15.00

Courtesy Parking

Courtesy parking is available to patients on the day of discharge within a 24-hour period. Please visit the discharging nursing station for parking validation.