Parking and Transportation reserves Hospital Parking Ramps 1, 2, and 4 for patients and visitors Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Employees may receive citations when parking in these facilities during business hours, in order to reserve space for patients.

However, when UI employees visit UI Hospitals and Clinics as a patient or guest, the University wants to make these same parking facilities available for their healthcare needs. Free patient parking is available to employees for their healthcare appointments. See below for details on free patient parking.

Employees who are using the hospital parking facilities as a patient or a patient visitor may receive a citation. Avoiding or canceling a citation in the hospital ramps requires a couple steps as the technology used to monitor patient parking facilities is unable to verify in real-time if employees have an appointment. For the inconvenience we apologize, but we offer quick and easy options to navigate this issue.

Free UI Employee as Patient Parking

Beginning December 2019, patients will be provided a pass for free parking. Employees attending a healthcare 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 healthcare 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.

Avoid a Parking Ramp Citation

Parking and Transportation reserves Hospital Parking Ramps 1, 2, and 4 for patients and visitors Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Displaying the Patient Parking Pass will prevent employees from receiving a citation.

A Patient Parking Pass can be printed from MyChart. Simply display the printed sheet on the dashboard of your vehicle on the date of your healthcare visit and a parking ramp citation will not be issued to the vehicle.

  1. Log in to your University of Iowa Health Care MyChart account: uihc.org/mychart
    Don't have a MyChart account? Sign up now
  2. Hover over the Visits tab.
  3. Select Appointments, Visits, Admissions.
  4. Click on the link at the top of the page "Patient Parking Pass".
    A pass is generated for currently admitted patients or for an appointment occurring in the next seven days.
  5. Print the pass.
  6. Place it on the driver's side of your vehicle's dashboard during your visit.

Cancelling a Parking Ramp Citation

If you receive a parking ramp citation, don't worry. Complete the Parking in UIHC Ramp Verification Form to enable the Parking and Transportation Department to verify your appointment with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Once your appointment is verified, the citation will be cancelled. Citation cancellations can take up to two weeks to process.

Need assistance or have questions?

Contact parking-office@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1475.