Parking maps and information
Some parking and building entrances at UC Davis Medical Center have changed.
- Due to construction, Parking Structure 1 is now staff only. Cypress Building surface lots are open.
- The hospital's main entrances and parking areas, including long-term parking, are off X Street.
See the maps and descriptions on this page for parking options.
Emergency room short-term parking
Emergency-room patients and their visitors can find short-term parking in the Emergency Department lot, accessible from 45th Street, off X Street. A parking permit, good for a daily maximum of 6 hours, will be provided at check-in. This courtesy is extended to patients at no charge. Vehicles requiring longer parking are encouraged to park in Parking Structure 3, adjacent to the hospital's main entrance.
Please do not park in spaces reserved for medical staff, as you may be cited.
Brief drop-offs are allowed 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.
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.
Other short-term parking for visitors
Short-term visitors can also park in Lot 3, located off X Street, 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 Structure 1 alternatives » 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. Long-term parking is available in Parking Structure 3. For more information, see Parking Structure 1 alternatives » and the First-floor walking map ».
Parking Structure 1 (staff only)
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 due to construction. See Parking Structure 1 alternatives » and the First-floor walking map » for alternate parking and for wayfinding to destinations on the hospital's west side and to the Cypress Building.
Patient drop-offs and pick-ups
Brief patient drop-offs and pick-ups are 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. Patients who require a wheelchair or other mobility assistance can request it at the front entrance. Do not block entries or exits for emergency vehicles.
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.