Visitor & Emergency Parking

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Emergency Parking

There are a number of options for parking when coming to the main campus Emergency Department:

  • Due to Construction, the usual Emergency Department Entrance will be closed during the day, between 6am - 6pm. Emergency Department staff will be located at the main entrance to assist with navigation. View a map of the changes.
  • The usual Emergency Department Entrance will be open during evening/night hours (6pm - 6am). Due to construction access to the entrance changed. View a map of the changes. 
  • During the hours of 7 am-6 pm the hospital's main entrance has valet parking ($5) that is available to Emergency Department patients.
  • The Main Visitor Garage (free for patients and families) is available 24/7 and parking near elevator B allows easy access to the Emergency Department.
  • Finally, the Emergency Department Parking Garage is located off Erckenbrecher Avenue. There is limited parking here so during late afternoon and evening it is equally convenient to park using the main entrance valet or in the Main Visitor Garage.

Visitor Parking

Follow the medical center’s main entrance off Burnet Avenue and turn right into the underground garage. Available parking spaces may be limited during peak times. Please allow up to 15 extra minutes to park your car.

Validated parking is available for Cincinnati Children’s patients and their families in our visitor-parking garage. Conference attendees and other visitors are subject to the posted parking rates (see below).


  • During the day (Monday - Friday, 7 am to 6 pm): patients, families, and volunteers may park at no charge in the visitor parking garage, provided they get their parking tickets validated at one of the designated locations:
    • Outpatient registration desks
    • Welcome Centers in Locations A and B
    • Radiology and Medical Imaging
    • Same Day Surgery
    * When leaving the visitor parking garage simply give your validated ticket to the parking attendant who will expedite your exit.
  • At night (6 pm to 7 am): visitor parking areas are accessible, with no fee.
  • All other visitors who park in the visitor parking garage will be charged a rate of $3 per vehicle, per exit. Payment can be made to the parking attendant with cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).

Weekends & Holidays:

  • On weekends and holidays visitor parking areas are accessible, with no fee.

Valet Parking

For easy access to Cincinnati Children’s, valet parking is available for $5 a day, at the main entrance on our main campus from 7 am to 6 pm. The valet is located in front of Location C. There are no in and out privileges.

Finding Your Way Around the Parking Garage

Our main underground parking garage can be accessed by staying in the left lane upon entering the medical center from Burnet Avenue. Visitors will need to make a left turn into the garage. Signs are posted to assist visitors in locating the entrance. Please park in the first available space you can find.

Many ADA spaces and wheelchair lift accessible parking spaces are available close to each elevator lobby.

After you have parked your vehicle, please take note of where your car is. Our visitor garage has three levels – P2, P3, and P4. Please remember the elevator you took to access the medical center concourse. Each elevator lobby is numbered and painted with a different animal to help you remember where you parked. Paper tear away maps will be available to you at each elevator lobby inside the garage to help you remember where you are.

Construction Updates

Northern Avenue Garage at the Medical Office Building (3430 Burnet Ave.):

As part of the Critical Care Building Project, the Northern Avenue garage located behind the Medical Office Building (3430 Burnet Ave) will be under construction from October 2017 –December 2018 to add 1,100 parking spaces.

There will be minimal disruption to parking spaces and access to the building. If you or your child is sensitive to noise or construction-related activities, please be aware that there will be construction vehicles and noise starting at 7:00am each day. The bulk of the construction work that involves loud noises will occur in October of 2017.