Parking maps and information

Parking and building entrances at UC Davis Medical Center have changed. The main entrances to UC Davis Medical Center and to the hospital's main parking areas are off X Street (Health Sciences Boulevard). See map and descriptions below for the range of parking options.

hospital parking map

Main parking and long-term parking

Parking Structure 3 is the main parking and long-term parking for UC Davis Medical Center, with 479 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. Disabled spaces are available. Pay at the cashier station or at an automated pay station before returning to your vehicle -- there is no cashier at the exit gate to collect your payment in Parking Structure 3.

Note: As of July 1, 2016, parking for patients and visitors is no longer be available in Parking Structure 1 on the west side of the hospital.

Short-term parking for emergency room

Emergency-room patients and their visitors can find short-term parking in the Emergency Department lot, accessible from 45th Street (Innovation Way). Ten spaces (1-hour) are available for medical emergencies only. Another 35 short-term spaces (2 1/2-hour) are also available near the Emergency Department. Disabled spaces are available. Pay at an automated pay station and display receipt. Please do not park in spaces reserved for medical staff, as you may be cited.

Other short-term parking for visitors

Short-term visitors can also park in Lot 3, located off X Street (Health Sciences Boulevard), next to the traffic circle in front of the main entrance. It has more than 90 spaces and a 2 1/2-hour limit. Disabled spaces are available. Pay at an automated station/display receipt.

Cypress Building parking

For visitors to the Cypress Building short-term parking is available in Lot 1, the metered lot at the south side of the Cypress Building facing Stockton Boulevard. Disabled parking is available.

Additional short-term parking is available in Lot 8, around the front of the Cypress Building, adjacent to 39th Street.

The maximum time limit is 2.5 hours. For more information and a map showing lot locations, view the parking flyer.

Note: As of July 1, 2016, parking for patients and visitors is no longer be available in Parking Structure 1 on the west side of the hospital.

Patient drop-offs and pick-ups

Brief patient drop-offs and pick-ups are allowed in the driveway at the main hospital entrance. Please be careful and considerate of pedestrians, and do not block traffic or leave your vehicle unattended. Patients who require a wheelchair or other mobility assistance can request it at the front entrance.

Parking fee

Parking is $2 per hour with a $12 daily maximum. Extended-stay permits are available in Structure 3; please visit the cashier station. For additional info, call 916-734-2687.