Parking and Transportation reserves Hospital Parking Ramps 1, 2, and 4 for University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics patients and visitors Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. These same parking facilities are available for faculty and staff health care appointments.   

In order to preserve space for patients and their visitors, employees are prohibited from parking in the hospital ramps during the hours noted above. Faculty and staff parked in a ramp during reserved hours for any reason other than their health care appointment may receive a citation for “employee in patient parking”.  

Enforcement improvement and e-citations

Beginning Sept. 6, University of Iowa faculty and staff parked for their health care appointments should not receive a citation during reserved parking hours at the UI Hospitals & Clinics main campus. There are scenarios when faculty and staff who receive a citation may submit a request to have it cancelled via the Parking in UIHC Ramp Verification Form or citation appeal. Examples include donating blood at DeGowin Blood Center, labs/blood draws, attending appointments at University Employee Health Clinic, volunteering at UI Hospitals & Clinics, or visiting or accompanying a patient. 

To implement the improvement, citations for parking during reserved hours in hospital parking facilities will be issued by email to faculty and staff rather than printed. E-citations will be issued the next business day to faculty and staff university email accounts. 

Cancelling an e-citation

If you receive an e-citation while attending an appointment or visiting a patient, you can request to cancel by completing the Parking in UIHC Ramp Verification Form. This form enables the Parking and Transportation Department to verify your appointment with UI Hospitals & Clinics. Once your appointment is verified, the e-citation will be cancelled. Citation cancellations can take up to two weeks to process. You will receive an email confirming the cancellation.  

Appealing an e-citation

There are scenarios when faculty and staff who receive an e-citation may submit an appeal request. Examples include: 

  • Your e-citation cannot be cancelled due to lack of verification or  
  • You were donating blood or 
  • You were volunteering at UI Hospitals & Clinics or 
  • You feel that your parking citation was issued contrary to the Parking and Transportation Regulations or was simply issued in error 

You may appeal an e-citation in the Parking Portal. For step-by-step instructions for filing appeals, see the Parking Portal Information page. Appeals must be submitted within ten (10) calendar days of the e-citation issue date. 

Free UI Employee as Patient Parking

Patients are provided a pass for free parking. Employees attending a health care appointment will receive the Patient Parking Pass either at check-in for a clinic visit or at discharge for an outpatient procedure or inpatient stay. 

If you are parking while attending your health care appointment, do not use your parking access card/NW privileges. Instead, take a parking ticket when entering the parking facility. The Patient Parking Pass works in combination with the parking ticket. 

When you exit the ramp, present both the cashier ticket and the Patient Parking Pass to the pay in lane equipment. See the Pay in Lane page for details on using the exit lane parking equipment. 

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