UW Medical Center – Montlake has launched a multi-phase renovation project to create a more welcoming space for patients and visitors and to protect important clinical areas below ground level from water damage.
In October 2022 crews removed existing entry courts and patios to apply a new waterproof seal that will preserve our ability to provide high-quality healthcare in our below-ground level hospital, office and clinic areas.
The entrance areas will also get a complete redesign that will improve the flow of foot and vehicle traffic, provide additional access for those with disabilities, and create pleasant outdoor, courtyard and garden areas.
We have phased the work to ensure that patients, staff and students will have continuous access to our facilities. We also have plans in place to help minimize impacts to regular operations during construction.
What you need to know
Our hospital and clinics will remain open throughout this renovation project. Please plan extra travel time in case there are traffic or parking delays.
Front of UW Medical Center - Montlake (above ground level)
Areas needing new waterproof seal (below ground level)
Getting to your appointment
Getting to UW Medical Center – Montlake
Patient drop-off area
The patient drop-off area will continue to be accessible.
Frontage Road closed completely in January 2023. A ramp has been constructed to relocate traffic for access to the main hospital entrance. There will not be parking available at the main entrance. To avoid congestion at the main hospital entrance, please use the Cascade Tower Entrance for drop-off and pickup whenever possible.
Both the Surgery Pavilion Parking Garage and Triangle Parking Garage are open, with valet service available in the Triangle Parking Garage.
Bike lockers have been relocated from the front of the UW Medical Center to the plaza near the Magnuson Health Sciences Center. Bike racks were also moved to the lower level of S1 Parking Garage (both East and West ends).
Shuttles to UW Medical Center – Montlake will continue to operate. Starting June 21, 2022, any stops on Pacific Avenue will be relocated to the back (south side) of the hospital on Columbia Road. More information about route changes and schedules will be posted on UW Transportation’s Shuttle Stop Changes page.
Public transit resources
Please use one of these public transit resources to plan your commute to UW Medical Center – Montlake.