Before you visit…
Please be aware that you must have prior clearance from a member of the media team or the Public Affairs Department before you arrive on campus. You can reach a member of the media team here.
For URGENT media matters after business hours, over the weekend or on a federal holiday, please dial the Public Affairs on-call pager at 202-801-0862.
Failure to get clearance prior to your arrival on campus will prompt our Public Safety officers to escort you off of MedStar Washington Hospital Center's campus.
What area is considered MedStar Washington Hospital Center's campus?
MedStar Washington Hospital Center's 47-acre campus is bordered by Michigan Avenue, NW, First Street, NW, and Irving Street, NW, and includes MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Children's National Health System and Washington DC VA Medical Center.
If you plan to visit any of the other hospitals located on MedStar Washington Hospital Center's campus, please contact the media representatives at those institutions directly.
Our campus is bordered by Irving Street, NW and Michigan Avenue, NW and includes the section of First Street, NW, between Irving Street and Michigan Avenue.
How do I get to MedStar Washington Hospital Center?
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is located at 110 Irving Street, NW, and is bordered by Michigan Avenue, NW, Irving Street NW, and First Street, NW.
I need to shoot some quick exteriors—or a live shot or stand-up—at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in connection with a story that I am doing. I don't need to interview anyone or go inside of the hospital. Do I still need to get clearance?
Yes, a courtesy call to our media relations office would be appreciated. However, this work is limited to a designated area near the hospital’s main entrance. The area provides a nice backdrop for stand-ups and live shots right in front of the marquee sign — MedStar Washington Hospital Center — which is directly across from the Washington Cancer Institute entrance. We’d also request that journalists do their level best not to identify patients or visitors leaving and arriving at the main entrance (limit close-ups, faces, when possible). Our patients and their family members deserve their privacy.