The closest gatehouse to the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) is the south gatehouse, located on Columbia Road, behind UWMC.

Parking products

There are several parking products available for purchase: Single Occupancy Vehicle permits, Dailys, Pay-Per-Use parking, and parking cards.

How to purchase

Purchase parking products at the UW Transportation office, located at 1320 NE Campus Parkway. You may also purchase a limited amount of products online through a customer portal.

Parking lots

A lot will be assigned to you when you purchase a parking product from Transportation Services. The two closest parking facilities to UWMC/UW Health Sciences are parking lot E12 and the Portage Bay Garage. Lot assignment is based on availability at the time of your request.

Parking in the S1 lot requires approval from the Department of Medicine and the School of Medicine and is not available at this time due to garage over-capacity. Please contact Cynthia Yee if you are in the Department of Medicine have any questions regarding parking in S1. 


When you come to the UW campus for the first time, whether here for a visit or your first day of employment, please stop by a staffed gatehouse to purchase a parking permit for the day.

Staffed gatehouses:

  • NORTH- Northeast 45th Street and Memorial Way (17th Avenue Northeast) by the Burke Museum
  • WEST- 15th Avenue Northeast and Stevens Way by Meany Hall
  • EAST- Pend Oreille Road, off of 25th Avenue Northeast, near University Village Shopping Center
  • SOUTH- Columbia Road, behind the University of Washington Medical Center
  • Central Plaza Garage- 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street

Gatehouse hours

Gatehouses are typically open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon unless otherwise stated. Check the Transportation Services website for the most accurate information before stopping at a gatehouse. Gatehouses are closed on University holidays.

Parking at Harborview

For information about parking options at Harborview, please contact:

HMC Parking and Commuter Services
Location: HMC 8CT69
Phone: (206)744‐3254


Complimentary shuttles run between Harborview, UWMC, UWMC Roosevelt Clinic, UW Tower, SCCA and South Lake Union. There is also a shuttle between UWMC and the VA.