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  • Parking Guide

  • Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital welcomes you.Our 60-acre campus accommodates more than 10,000 vehicles every day. We've prepared this guide to help you find your way around our campus.

    If you have any questions regarding parking please call the parking information office at 401-444-4013. From within the hospital, please call adult patient services at extension 4-5118 from any bedside phone.


    If your car is parked illegally or is blocking traffic, it may be towed. Parking in hospital fire lanes is prohibited and may result in immediate towing at the discretion of security. The Providence Police will fine any vehicle parked illegally in a handicap space.

    If you have any questions, please call security at 401-444-5221.

    Parking Lots

    Know where you're going? Here's where to park:

    Parking Fees

    In order to maintain and improve our public parking lots, we charge modest parking fees.

    • Under 15 minutes: Free
    • 15 minutes to 2 hours: $4
    • 2 to 4 hours: $5
    • 4 to 24 hours: $6

    Parking KioskAutomated Parking Payment System

    Parking Kiosk Map
    View a map of the pay stations around the Rhode Island Hospital campus

    Patients and visitors are able to pay their parking ticket at one of seven automated pay stations located throughout the hospital campus.

    The automated pay stations accept credit cards and cash, dispense change if necessary (and a receipt if desired), and may be used in either English or Spanish. They are designed to accommodate all patients and visitors, including those in wheelchairs.

    You will receive a ticket upon entrance to a parking lot. Please take your ticket with you, and pay at their nearest pay station before you leave. You will have 30 minutes to exit the lot after you pay. A parking representative will be available in the lobby of the Main Building Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., to assist with validated tickets.

    If you need help at the parking exit, please press the help button on the ticket machine.

    If you have any questions about the parking payment system, please call the Rhode Island Hospital parking office at 401-444-4013.

    Rhode Island Hospital Discounted Parking

    • Immediate family members of any patients with a stay over one week (5 days) are eligible for discounted coupons for parking. These coupons may be purchased fora $2 fee at the parking office and main lobby at the hours listed below.

    • Immediate family members of all patients with a current stay of two weeks (10 days) or longer may purchase a parking pass card to access the lots until the patient is discharged. The pass card may be purchased for a $5 fee at the parking office. This card is only activated in one month intervals. Families are only authorized a total of four (4) cards.

    • All patients discharged from Rhode Island Hospital are given one free exit from the parking lots. Patients must show discharge paperwork upon exiting.

    • Parking is free in all public lots for those with a state issued handicapped license plate.

    • Patients who receive medical treatment that is covered by Rite care, Medicaid and state medical may park for free. Please provide your card while exiting the parking lot.

    • Anyone coming regularly (3 or more times per week) to the hospital for outpatient services may purchase a parking card for $35, which will allow unlimited access to the paid lots for a three-month period.

    • Parents of a child admitted to Hasbro Children's Hospital pay a $2 parking fee per day with a receipt and hospital identification bracelet.

    • Emergency department patients may park free of charge in the garage beneath the Emergency Department (Dudley Street Garage) or the Willard St Garage with a ticket validation stamp from the department.

    For more information, please inquire at the information desk, or call the Parking Office at 444-4013.

    Office and Lobby Hours of Operation

    • Parking Office, Physicians Office Building
      Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

    • Main Lobby
      Monday - Friday: 12:15 - 2:15 p.m.

    Lost Tickets

    If you lose your ticket, you'll be required to pay the daily maximum of$6. You will need to show your driver's license and registration to the parking attendant.