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Directions and Parking – Hillcrest Medical Campus

Parking updates: We recently implemented a new pricing structure and payment by license plate rather than parking stall number. See details below.

Construction alert: There may be traffic delays because of construction activity related to the Hillcrest medical campus redevelopment. This includes the closure of Bachman Place until mid-2024 (view alternate routes). We appreciate your patience.

Parking Options

Self-Parking

Arbor Parking Structure Entrance photo

Patients and visitors to the UC San Diego Medical Center or Medical Offices North can park in the Arbor Parking Structure (at the end of Arbor Drive).

  • Less than 30 minutes: Free
  • 30 minutes to 3 hours: $5
  • Each additional hour: $2
  • Daily maximum: $14
  • Pay by entering your license plate at the pay stations. Please take a photo or make a note of your license plate number before leaving your car and starting the payment process. Or use the Parkmobile app and never worry about waiting in line or remembering your license plate number. 
  • Complimentary disabled parking is available at UC San Diego parking meters and accessible spaces when you display a valid disabled permit placard or plates.

Parking lot 964 (at First Avenue and Montecito Way) is not available for patient parking at this time.

Patients can also park for an hourly charge in the privately run parking lot across from the main entrance of the Medical Center on Arbor Drive. (This lot is not managed by UC San Diego Health.)

View a printable map of parking options on UC San Diego Health's Hillcrest campus (including Hillcrest ER)

Map of parking options at Hillcrest hospital


Printable Maps and Directions for Hillcrest Medical Facilities

Valet Parking

Arbor drive valet parking

Valet parking is available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays at the main entrance to the Medical Center on Arbor Drive in Hillcrest. 

The cost is the same as self-parking:

  • $5 for 0 to 3 hours
  • $2 each additional hour, with a daily maximum of $14.

Directions to Hillcrest Medical Campus

  • From Interstate 5: Exit on Washington Street and head east. Turn left on First Avenue. Turn left onto West Arbor Drive. The medical center will be on your right.
  • From CA-163 northbound: Exit at Robinson Avenue and make an immediate left onto Tenth Avenue. Make a left onto University Avenue. Turn right onto First Avenue. Turn left onto West Arbor Drive. The medical center will be on your right.
  • From CA-163 southbound: Take the Washington Street West exit toward Downtown. Merge onto Washington Street. Turn right onto First Avenue. Turn left onto West Arbor Drive. The medical center will be on your right.
  • Check public transportation options