Hospital Parking :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Main Campus Parking


Main Campus Parking Map

Parking Map (PRINT)

Parking Areas

Self-parking is available in one of four visitor parking areas for a minimal fee.

  • Hospital Parking Garage
    The Hospital Parking Garage, an underground parking garage located immediately in front of our main hospital on Children’s Drive, is the ideal parking spot for those visiting inpatients.*
  • Outpatient Care Parking Garage
    The Outpatient Care Parking Garage, located at the corner of Mooberry Street and 18th Street, is the ideal parking spot for those with clinic appointments.*
  • Emergency Department Parking
    Emergency Department Parking is located of Children's Drive next to the Emergency Department entrance.
  • Urgent Care Parking
    Urgent Care Parking is located off Children's Drive next to the Urgent Care entrance.

Visitors parking in these areas will be issued a time-stamped ticket when entering. These tickets will determine each visitor’s parking fee. Visitors can pay their parking fee inside the hospital by using the various “pay-on-foot” stations.

Handicap Parking Options

All of Nationwide Children’s parking lots offer handicapped parking. Those requiring handicapped parking for high-top vans are encouraged to speak with Patient Relations by calling (614) 722-6593 for more information.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available for $5 at the main hospital entrance, the Children's Gateway Entrance and the Outpatient Care entrance. When you park, you will receive a valet stub. When you are ready to leave, you may call five minutes ahead and they will have your vehicle ready for you at the valet parking area. Call-ahead information will be printed on your stub.

The Center for Family Safety and Healing Parking

Traffic patterns in and out of the have changed. Entry to The Center for Family Safety and Healing is South of Livingston on Wager Street. To exit the center, visitors will use Ann Street. Print Map & Directions to CFSH.

Human Resources Applicant Parking

Nationwide Children's Human Resources Department is located at 574 S. 18th Street, across the street from Outpatient Care building. Applicants should park in the lot adjacent to Human Resources or the Outpatient Care Parking Garage located off 18th Street.

*Please Note: If you receive specific parking instructions with your hospital appointment, please follow those and know that they may differ to the general information above.

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Outpatient Care Clinics

  • Outpatient Care Parking Garage* (Mooberry St. and 18th Street)

Education Center

  • Outpatient Care Parking Garage* (Mooberry St. and 18th Street)

Human Resources/Applicant Parking

  • Job Applicant Parking Lot (18th Street)

Emergency Services

  • Emergency Dept. Parking Lot*

Heart Center, Hematology/Oncology Unit, Surgery Center

  • Valet Parking* or Hospital Parking Garage* (Off Children’s Drive, near Parsons Ave)

The Center for Family Safety and Healing (CFSH)

  • CFSH Parking Lot (Behind CFSH Building on Livingston Ave.)

Wayfinding

Families and visitors will be able to navigate the hospital by following our new subway-style wayfinding system that features clear and obvious paths of color in the floors. View wayfinding map

Construction and Parking Updates

City of Columbus Road Construction Projects

Columbus Crossroads, ConstructionThe Columbus Crossroads project, one of the largest highway projects in Ohio, kicked off in September 2011 with reconstruction of the I-71/670 interchange. The I-71/670 project will improve safety, reduce congestion and connect neighborhoods. It will add a new travel lane on I-670 and reduce weaving across traffic lanes to exits. Twenty-two new bridges will be built, including a first of its kind cultural wall on the Long Street Bridge. This first phase of I-70/71 construction will be completed in 2014.

If you are travelling to one of our downtown Columbus locations the Columbus Crossroad project will impact your trip. Please allow more time for travel during construction and visit www.odot71670.org for traffic information, ramp closures, alternative routes and other news here to help you get to safely reach Nationwide Children's.

COTA bus stops in the area will change as the project progresses. Check with COTA for the bus stop information.- http://www.cota.com

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000