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Parking & Public Transportation
Important: 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.
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Valet Parking has gotten even better for our patients and families who are authorized for valet parking. VPNE Parking solutions has added “TEXT IT IN” which will provide patients and families the ability to text for the return and pick up of their vehicle, just text the ticket number on the front of the parking receipt. The number to text will be provided on a card when the vehicle is dropped off. This time-saving enhancement covers Hasbro, Ambulatory Patient Center and Medical Office Complex valet locations. If you have any questions please feel free to call the parking office at 401-444-4013.
Payment inside is required before leaving. Upon paying you have 30 minutes to depart the parking lot.
In order to maintain and improve our public parking lots, we charge modest parking fees.
- Under 30 minutes: Free
- 30 minutes to 2 hours: $5
- 2 to 4 hours: $6
- 4 to 24 hours: $7
Automated Parking Payment System
Patients and visitors are requested to pay their parking ticket at one of our 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 the 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 Sunday, 9 a.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.
Immediate family members of any patient with a stay over one week (5 days) are eligible for discounted parking vouchers with proof of admission. These vouchers may be obtained in the main lobby at the hours listed below. The vouchers will reduce the parking fee to $2.00 per day.
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 and main lobby. Payment in the main lobby is by credit card only. 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.
Patients who receive medical treatment that is covered by Rite Care, Medicaid and State Medical may park for free with your card and proof of medical appointment 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: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
If you lose your ticket, you'll be required to pay the daily maximum of $7.
We will gladly call a cab for you. Please inquire at the information desk in the lobby of the Zecchino Pavilion, Jane Brown or Ambulatory Patient Care (APC) building.
Buses stop at the entrance to the Zecchino Pavilion about every 20 minutes during the day, and once an hour in the evening. Bus service to the hospital begins at 6:20 a.m. and ends at 12:20 a.m. RIPTA bus schedules are available at the information desk in the Zecchino Pavilion. For more information on routes and fares, call RIPTA at 401-781-9400 or check online.
If you require a security escort, please call 401-444-5221. All Rhode Island Hospital parking lots are equipped with lighting, surveillance equipment, security patrols and “help” buttons on light poles. Security can help start a dead car battery and open car doors if you have locked your keys inside.