UW Medical Center

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UW Medical Center

This location is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle WA 98195
206.598.4615

Services

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Services available at this location include:

  • Cancer care
  • Cardiology
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Head & neck surgery
  • High-risk pregnancy (obstetrics)
  • Kidney care (nephrology)
  • Liver care (hepatology)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) level IV
  • Neonatal-perinatal medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Organ transplantation
  • Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Sports medicine
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Specialty and whole-person care, fueled by education and discovery.

Every day, more than 5,500 dedicated and compassionate team members bring passion and commitment to the care of our patients and their families.

As the No. 1 hospital in Seattle and Washington State since 2012 (U.S. News & World Report), UW Medical Center is one of the world's foremost academic health centers, delivering exceptional, multidisciplinary care to a vast array of patients who come to us from across the globe.

From first of their kind, life-saving surgical procedures to routine adult, maternal and newborn medicine, we're training the next generation of medical professionals. By using the latest advances in medical technology and patient- and family-centered care, we're building a better future for our community.

At UW Medical Center, our care is powered by research and informed by education.

Directions & Parking

UW Medical Center is at 1959 N.E. Pacific St., Seattle, WA 98195. See map.

From Interstate 5: 
  • Take Exit No. 168B (Bellevue /Kirkland) onto State Route 520. 
  • Take the first exit off SR 520 to Montlake Boulevard. 
  • Turn left onto Montlake Boulevard and continue north across the Montlake Bridge. 
  • At the traffic light ahead, two lanes will turn left onto N.E. Pacific Street. You'll want to be in the right of those two left-turn lanes. 
  • From N.E. Pacific Street, turn right at the second "Patient Parking" directional sign onto N.E. Pacific Place, then immediately turn right into the Triangle Parking Garage, connected to the medical center via a pedestrian tunnel. 
  • OR you can access the Surgery Pavilion Garage by turning left at stop sign just past the Emergency Department entrance.
From the East via State Route 520 Westbound: 
  • Exit at Montlake Boulevard and continue north across the Montlake Bridge.
  • At the traffic light ahead, two lanes will turn left onto N.E. Pacific Street. You'll want to be in the right of those two left-turn lanes. 
  • From N.E. Pacific Street, turn right at the second "Patient Parking" directional sign onto N.E. Pacific Place, then immediately turn right into the Triangle Parking Garage, connected to the medical center via a pedestrian tunnel.
  • OR you can access the Surgery Pavilion Garage by turning left at stop sign just past the Emergency Department entrance.

UW Medical Center is served by many King County Metro Transit bus lines. Use Metro's Trip Planner to learn which buses can get you to the medical center.

Shuttle Services
The Health Sciences Express free shuttle service assists faculty, staff, patients, families and caregivers in traveling between UW Medical Center, UWMC-Roosevelt clinics and Harborview Medical Center. See the shuttle's schedule.
 
A separate, free shuttle service similarly transports faculty, staff, patients, families and caregivers between UW Medical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Seattle Children’s. See the shuttle's schedule.
 

Patients and visitors to UW Medical Center may park at either the Triangle Garage or the Surgery Pavilion Garage. There is also valet parking. Directions and fees for both locations are outlined below.

Triangle Garage

The Triangle Garage is underground, across N.E. Pacific Street from UW Medical Center. Enter from N.E. Pacific Place, one-half block west of Montlake Boulevard. A pedestrian tunnel leads from the garage to the third (main) floor of the medical center.

The garage has 500 parking stalls; 67 are labeled for disability parking and nine are wheelchair-accessible. Parking staff work from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Pay as you leave. Garage parking is free on Sundays, and after-hours parking is available. The garage has a vehicle height restriction of 6-feet, 8 inches. Reach the Triangle Garage at 206.598.3460.

Surgery Pavilion Garage

The Surgery Pavilion Garage is primarily for surgery patients and their visitors. Access the lot from N.E. Pacific Street, and turn left at the stop sign after passing the UW Medical Center Emergency Department entrance.

Disability parking is located on all three parking levels, although Level P1 has limited availability for oversized vehicles. Maximum vehicle height is 9-feet-6-inches on Level P1 and 6-feet-7-inches on Levels P2 and P3.

Garage hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends. Pay the attendant as you leave. Hours are subject to UW’s special events calendar and schedule. After-hours parking is not available in the Surgery Pavilion Garage. Reach the garage at 206.598.0892.

Valet Parking

Valet service is available for medical center patients and visitors. The valet staff members are located in front of the medical center by the main entrance. Valet parking service has the same fees as garage parking. Valet parking can accommodate patients with disability or mobility parking needs. Reach the valet service at 206.598.0177.

Patient/Visitor Parking Rates (Garage or Valet)

UW Medical Center parking lots are available to patients and visitors. Discount coupons, available at clinics and nurses’ stations, enable parking at these rates:

  • 0-30 minutes: Free
  • 31-60 minutes: $3
  • 1-2 hours: $6
  • 2-3 hours: $9
  • More than three hours/in-out access/lost ticket: $10 daily maximum
Rates are subject to change annually in July.

UW Medical Center's main entrance and its parking facilities enable easy access for all visitors. Disability parking is available in at the Triangle and Surgery Pavilion garages, and valet service is available at the front entrance of the medical center.

 
We provide adaptive equipment for patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or who have speech impairments. TTYs (regular print, large print visual display, Braille), amplified headsets, flashing light and vibrating phone alert signalers, and TV decoders are available. Patients can request disability accommodations by calling 206.598.6970 (voice). Washington Relay Service, at 800.833.6388, provides TTY text service to the medical center.

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