Driving Directions

In this section of the website, we will help you: 

  • Find your way to our campus, located in Northwest Washington, DC 

  • Identify which of our two parking garages you should use 

  • Find your way to the closest hospital entrance to your appointment 

Below you will find directions to our Main Hospital and to our Physicians Office Building using Google Maps. In addition, you can also click on a full campus map and a set of written driving directions, both of which are printable. 

Keep scrolling and you can learn more about our parking garages and rates, and also a hospital directory. That printable directory will help you find the right parking garage for you, based on where you are going on our campus. 

Directions using google maps 

MedStar Washington Hospital Center 
110 Irving Street, NW 
Washington, D.C., 20010 

Directions from google maps

Written driving directions 

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
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. every day except holidays. Visitors can exit at any time 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 Tickets     $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)


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.

 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 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.

 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.

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.

Hospital entrances, directory, and floorplans

Main Entrances

Below are the six most common entrances at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. All except the East Building are staffed with hospital representatives to assist you on your way to your appointment.

Main entrance to MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Hospital Main Entrance

Bus circle entrance at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Hospital Bus Circle Entrance

An ambulance waits outside of the emergency room entrance at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Emergency Room

Washington Cancer Institute

Exterior of the Physician's Office Building at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Physicians Office Building

Exterior of the East Building at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

East Building

Finding Your Way Below you find useful information to help you find the department you are visiting. We have provided a directory of our departments and floorplans for you to navigate your way around the Hospital Center.

A Note about Room Numbers

Our hospital has several buildings and rooms in which patients have appointments. Here are some guidelines for our room numbers that will help you get to your appointment more easily.

  • If your appointment is at a room with three numbers (Ex. 232), you should make your way to the Physician Office Building South. In the example of room 232, the first number (2) indicates that the appointment is on the second floor. The second and third numbers (32) indicate the room number on that floor

  • If your appointment is at a room with four numbers (Ex. 3300), you should make your way to the Physician Office Building North. In the example of room 3300, the first number (3) indicates that the appointment is on the third floor. The remaining numbers (300) indicate the specific room number of your destination on that floor

  • If your appointment is at a room with a combination of numbers and letters (Ex. 1A50), you should make your way to the Main Hospital. In the example of room 1A50, the first number (1) indicates that the appointment is on the first floor. The letter (A) means that your appointment is near the “A” elevators. The remaining numbers (50) indicate the specific room number for your floor

Public transportation

Public Transportation

WMATA has three metrobus routes that service our campus- H2, H4, and D6. For more information about Metrobuses, please contact WMATA at 202-637-7000 or visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit website.

MedStar provides free, wheelchair-accessible shuttle buses from two Metrorail stations: Brookland/CUA on the Red line and Columbia Heights on the Green/Yellow lines.

  • Operates Monday-Friday

  • Does not operate on weekends or holidays

  • Metro shuttles pick up and drop off passengers at the Veterans Medical Center, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, and the MedStar Washington Hospital Center

  • Shuttle schedules here: Brookland/CUA and Columbia Heights

Times may change due to road and weather conditions, you can track shuttles online in real time here or on the free Ride Systems app:

  1. Download Ride Systems app
  2. Under Agency, select “Washington MedStar"
  3. Click the metro shuttle you need (Red or Green)

MedStar associates can access additional information on employee shuttles using the real-time tracker or on Starport.

If you would like to contact us, please call our shuttle service provider LT Transportation at 202.304.8789 or e-mail us, MyTrip@Medstar.net.