Physician's (PH) Parking Program Policy

Physician’s (PH) Parking Program

Program Description

The Parking and Transportation Department operates the PH program to provide 100 parking permits adjacent to UIHC and the College of Medicine for use by Carver College of Medicine Clinical Faculty.  The program contains the following features. 

• A PH parking permit provides access to parking in Hospital Parking Ramps 1, 3, 4 and Newton Road Ramp on a space-available basis.  The permit does not allow access to the Lot 50 portion of HR1, any portion of HR 2, and does not guarantee space in any facility.  A PH permit-holder may choose which facility to utilize.  The permit is valid in all four parking facilities, allowing movement back and forth among them on a daily basis.

• A PH permit also provides NW (Night and Weekend) parking privileges in a wide range of other facilities.

• The PH program is only available to Carver College of Medicine clinical department faculty as approved by the College of Medicine and Parking and Transportation.

• Permit must be paid through University payroll deduction.  It cannot be sent to the University Bill, cannot be pre-paid, by a department or a third party.

• The program is evaluated routinely, including for its effect upon patient parking capacity.  If the program adversely limits patient parking capacity or parking operations, it may be revised.

• The program is limited to 100 total PH assignments.

• 24 of the 100 PH assignments will be retained by the College of Medicine Dean's Office to assist with temporary parking needs associated with clinical faculty recruitment.

• Individuals using one of these 24 temporary assignments are required to be on the Lot 43 (Kinnick) waiting list and must accept an assignment to Lot 43 when offered.

• Once an individual is assigned to Lot 43, the PH permit is returned to the Dean's Office for reassignment.

• Individuals may not hold any other UI parking assignment except for a motorcycle permit.

• The remaining 76 assignments will be allocated to clinical departments by the College of Medicine for individual use.

• Assignments of one of the 76 permits to individuals are considered permanent.

• Departments may assign permits based on specialty-specific need, seniority, clinical/research responsibilities, etc.

• Possession of a PH permit does not preclude faculty from placing their name on other waiting lists.

• Unused permits in any department will be reallocated by the Dean's Office.

• Allocations will be reviewed periodically.

Application and Assignment Procedure

• Clinical Department determines faculty interest in PH Program.

• DEO in conjunction with the College of Medicine Facilities Office (Director of Facilities Planning and Management) assigns allocated PH permits to faculty based on Clinical unit's criteria.

• Selected faculty will secure a PH application from the Parking and Transportation Department website, complete and sign the application and forward it to their DEO for signature.

• DEO (or designee) signs the application and forwards to the College of Medicine Facilities Office (Director of Facilities Planning and Management).

• College of Medicine Facilities Office (Director of Facilities Planning and Management) endorses application and forwards to the Parking and Transportation Department for processing.

• The Parking and Transportation Department will contact the faculty member directly to issue the PH permit and cancel any other parking assignments.

• If the PH permit is one of the 24 temporary permits, the Parking and Transportation Department will confirm the placement of the employee on the waitlist for Lot 43.

Use of the PH Permit and Access Card

• The proximity access card that accompanies the PH parking permit will allow 24/7 access to all four facilities, but does not guarantee space.  If the ramp is full, permit-holder must enter one of the other three facilities.

• PH permit must be displayed at all times when used within any UI parking facility.  Failure to display the hangtag may result in a parking violation.

• Individuals are responsible for all parking violations received.  Departments may not pay fines with University funds.

• Always park in an appropriate designated parking space.

• The PH permit is intended to support the designated faculty member's clinical activity and is not transferable.

• Individuals holding a PH assignment may not hold any other University parking permit except for motorcycle.

• Misuse of the PH permit, by transferring to any other person, through fraud, theft or violation of University policies may result in the termination of the PH assignment and other sanctions.