Patient & Visitor Parking
UC Irvine Health parking policies, rates and information are outlined below. If you have any questions or concerns, call the Parking and Transportation Services Office at 714-456-5636.
Regular parking rates are $1 for every 30 minutes, up to a daily maximum of $12.
UC Irvine Medical Center patients may have their parking validated at their doctor’s office or other patient care area so that exiting the patient/visitor parking structure on Dawn Way is free.
Visitors may receive validation for up to two hours of free parking.
There are more than 100 locations for validation; ask a staff member for more information.
UC Irvine Medical Center patients can either park in one of the spots designated for Emergency Department visits or use valet parking, which is free for all ER patients. Visitors of ER patients may use valet services or park in the patient/visitor structure, located on Dawn Way. Visitors may receive validation for up to two hours of free parking. Ask any staff member for more information.
UC Irvine Medical Center offers convenient valet parking for our patients and visitors in two locations:
- The Douglas Hospital Main Entrance (for hospital patient admissions, visitors and discharges) is open Monday–Friday from 5 a.m.–9 p.m.
- The front of Building 22C (servicing the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center) is open Monday–Friday from 5 a.m.–6 p.m.
Valet service is $5, or $2 with UC Irvine Health patient validation.
Emergency Department patients, visitors with disabled placards, surgical outpatients, CDDC and cancer center patients receive valet service free of charge.
Keys for vehicles remaining after 9 p.m. can be retrieved at the atrium desk in the UC Irvine Douglas Hospital lobby.
UC Irvine Health provides a guest shuttle to transport patients and visitors throughout UC Irvine Medical Center.
The shuttle operates Monday–Friday from 7 a.m.–9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
The shuttle makes the following routine stops:
- The visitor parking structure, the cancer center
- The west entrance to UC Irvine Douglas Hospital near Chapman Avenue
- Pavilion Way
- The east entrance to the Neuropsychiatric Center on Tower Road
- Outside the Emergency Department on Tower Road
If you are admitted to the hospital for one night or more, park in the patient/visitor structure on Dawn Way, if possible. Parking is free for patients with validations.
If you have to park elsewhere, we suggest having a friend or family member move your car for you. If this is not possible, contact the Parking and Transportation Services Office at 714-456-5636.
Parking stalls for patients and visitors with valid disabled parking placards issued by the State of California are located throughout UC Irvine Medical Center. Disabled patients and visitors may also park in the patient/visitor parking structure on Dawn Way and exit without charge by showing the attendant a valid disabled placard. Your disabled placard must be displayed to park in a disabled parking stall.
Patients and visitors with special parking needs, such as motor home parking, should contact Parking and Transportation Services at 714-456-5636. We will make every effort to assist you.
Visitors of patients who are in the hospital for a week or longer may wish to purchase a weekly pass for the patient/visitor structure on Dawn Way. Passes cost $12 per week and may be purchased in the parking office or the parking kiosk in the patient/visitor parking structure. The passes allow unlimited entries and exits to the structure.
If you receive a parking citation, please call or visit the Parking and Transportation Services Office. Citations must be appealed within 21 days of issuance. To appeal a citation, call the Parking and Transportation Services Office at 800-553-4412 or by completing an appeal form ›
Vehicles cited on UC Irvine Medical Center property are in violation of UC Irvine Health parking regulations or other sections of the California Vehicle Code as described.
Failure to pay or contest a parking violation within 21 days of issuance will cause notification to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV will block future registration until the citation has been cleared. Any vehicle with five or more outstanding violation notices may be impounded by immobilization devices and/or towed (CVC 21113a and CVC 22651). Any vehicle impounded will be held until all fines, registration and/or impoundment fees are paid.
Citations will be processed immediately and the indicated bail is required, except when issued as a courtesy notice.
If your citation is your first offense, or if you believe it was issued in error, you may request an administrative review by submitting a written citation appeal form to UC Irvine Health Parking Services or by completing the citation appeal form ›
Citation dismissal policy
The citation dismissal policy is as follows:
No valid permit
Current permit 1st offense
Current permit 2nd offense
Disabled person’s space
No visible placard 1st offense
No visible placard 2nd offense
Note: No other type of violation will be dismissed outright. Permit holders will always be given their right to appeal a citation issued by UC Irvine Health Parking Services. Extenuating circumstances will always be considered during the appeals process.
For patients and visitors, “no permit” violations will be dismissed after verification of your medical visit or appointment. All other types of citations and extenuating circumstances will be considered during the appeals process.
After the first “no permit” violation in a 12-month period, the customer will be given the option of purchasing a daily permit in lieu of a citation. All other citations will be considered during the appeals process. Extenuating circumstances will always be considered during the appeals process.
The registered owner, lessee or renter is required to pay the amount in the citation within 21 days of issuance. Payments received after 21 days will be assessed a delinquent penalty double the amount of the citation.
If the citation is forwarded to the DMV for a hold on the vehicle's registration, an additional $20 fee will apply.
Pay a citation online using Visa, Discover or MasterCard ›
Note: A $3 service fee for each citation will apply.
Credit card payments are also accepted at UC Irvine Health Parking Services. There is no processing fee.
You may send a check or money order for the citation amount to:
UC Irvine Health Parking Services
P.O. Box 2081
Tustin, CA 92781-2081
DO NOT SEND CASH
For information or assistance, call 800-553-4414, extension 8246.
A courtesy notice is issued when a customer does not have the funds to pay the parking fee when exiting the parking structure on Dawn Way. If you received a courtesy notice, pay the parking fee by mail using the accompanying envelope. If you are a patient and received validation from the department you were visiting, call 714-456-5636.
Parking and Transportation Services offers a variety of vehicle services to assist our patients and visitors, including jump starts, tire sealant and the use of a gas can. Service limitations may apply. For details, call 714-456-5636.
Weekly visitor permit
Weekly visitor permits are for guests only. The cost is $12 per week. For more information, call Parking Services at 714-456-5636 Monday–Friday, 7:15 a.m.–4 p.m.
Over-sized vehicle parking
Over-sized vehicle parking is for guests only. It is located on the first floor of the south parking structure.
Motor home/RV and trailer parking
Motor home, RV and trailer parking is available per Parking and Transportation Services management approval. For information, call Parking Services at 714-456-5636, Monday–Friday, 7:15 a.m.–4 p.m.
Jump starts for stalled vehicles are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For service, call Security Dispatch at 714-456-5493.
For assistance locating your vehicle, call Security Dispatch at 714-456-5493.
Patients in need of assistance relocating their vehicles may call Parking and Transportation Services at 714-456-5636, Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m.-4 p.m.
Charging stations for electric vehicles are located throughout UC Irvine Medical Center. Call 714-456-5636 Monday–Friday, 7:15 a.m.–4 p.m. for assistance.
After-hours parking information
For any parking-related information after hours, call 714-448-6969 Monday–Friday, 4 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
For after-hours information at all other times, call 714-456-5493.
Additional questions or concerns
For additional questions, comments or concerns:
UC Irvine Health Parking Services
101 The City Drive
Building 33, Route 90
Orange, CA 92868
Nelly Cruz, parking manager