Parking and Transportation offers a discounted option for hospital visitors parking in the hospital parking ramps. A visitor parking pass booklet was implemented to ease the financial concerns related to extended visitor parking. 

Each booklet contains 5 visitor passes and costs $30. Each pass is valid for one pre-paid exit when visiting a UI Hospitals & Clinics patient.   

Visitor passes are valid at Hospital Parking Ramps 1, 2, 3, and 4. Below is a map of UI Hospitals & Clinics and the parking ramps. These ramps are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except University Holidays. Note: Visitor Parking Pass Booklet is not valid for Family Care Center Parking Lot (entrance on Melrose Avenue, beneath Hospital Parking Ramp 4). 

map of UIHC elevator and ramp locations
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Booklets are available for purchase at three convenient hospital locations listed below:  

  • UI Hospitals & Clinics Main Information Desk 
  • Pomerantz Family Pavilion Information Desk 
  • UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Information Desk 

When purchasing, please provide the patient's name. Visitor pass booklets are not available for refunds or redeemable for cash value in any way.  Booklets are not required to be used on a consecutive daily basis, meaning these five passes could be used over a wider time period, if needed. 

Procedures for entering/exiting the ramps are detailed on the Pay-In-Lane page. When exiting be sure that you provide both your transaction ticket and your visitor pass to the pay in-lane pay station. Each pass contains has a one-time use QR code that is scanned and allows you to exit for no fee. 

Typical parking costs can vary, depending on when you enter a ramp and how long you park.  More information can be found on the Rates page.  Using the visitor pass allows the parking session to be free when exiting.