Parking and Directions for UC San Diego Health Locations in Hillcrest

See the map, parking information, and driving directions below for patients and visitors at UC San Diego Medical Center, Medical Offices North and South, 4th and Lewis Medical Offices, 410 Dickinson St. and 140 Arbor Dr. For other locations, see UC San Diego Health Locations.

Hillcrest Parking map

Self-Parking in Arbor Parking Structure and Lot 964

Hillcrest Arbor Parking Lot

Patients and visitors can park in the Arbor Parking Structure (at the end of Arbor Drive) or in Lot 964 (at First Avenue and Montecito Way).

  • $4 for half-day parking (up to four hours). You do NOT need to display your ticket on your dashboard. 
  • $8 for full-day parking (longer than four hours). This ticket allows you in-and-out privileges for 24 hours. Just park in any visitor spot when you return and display the ticket on the dashboard of your car.
  • Note your parking space number and pay at the pay stations using cash or credit card.
  • With a handicapped placard, parking is free in any patient or visitor spot.

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the main entrance to the Medical Center on Arbor Drive. The cost is the same as self parking: $4 for half-day parking (up to four hours) and $8 for full-day parking (longer than four hours). With a handicapped placard, valet parking is free. Maternity patients receive a discounted rate of $4 flat fee upon request.

Valet service is not available on nights or weekends.

Other Parking Options

  • Parking lot across from the main entrance of the Medical Center on Arbor Drive: $3 per hour. (This lot is not managed by UC San Diego Health.)
  • 4th & Lewis Parking Garage: Located in the basement of the building, parking is free with validation for appointments in this building only.
  • Complimentary disabled parking is available at UC San Diego parking meters and accessible spaces when you display a valid Disabled Person placard or plates.

View a Google Map of parking lot locations.

Staff Parking

Please see parking.ucsd.edu

Driving Directions

To UC San Diego Medical Center or Medical Offices South

  • From I-5: Exit on Washington Street and turn left (east). Turn left on First Avenue, and continue straight past E. Lewis Street. For the Montecito Parking Lot, select the left lane and turn left into the driveway past Montecito Way. For the Arbor Parking Structure, select the right lane and follow the curve left onto W. Arbor Drive. Drive past the Medical Center, directly into the parking garage at the end of W. Arbor Drive.
  • From SR-163: If you are coming southbound, exit on Washington Street West. If you are coming northbound, exit on Washington Street (which will take you eastward), and then make a U-turn so that you are headed west. Turn right on First Avenue, and continue straight past E. Lewis Street. For the Montecito Parking Lot, select the left lane and turn left into the driveway past Montecito Way. For the Arbor Parking Structure, select the right lane and follow the curve left onto W. Arbor Drive. Go past the Medical Center, directly into the parking garage at the end of W. Arbor Drive.

To 4th & Lewis Medical Offices

  • From I-5: Exit on Washington Street and head east. Turn left on Fourth Avenue. At the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Lewis Street, continue straight at the stop sign and the entrance to the underground parking structure will be immediately on your left.
  • From SR-163 southbound:Take the Washington Street West exit. Merge onto Washington Street. Turn right onto Fourth Avenue. At the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Lewis Street, continue straight at the stop sign and the entrance to the underground parking structure will be immediately on your left.
  • From SR-163 northbound:  Exit onto Robinson Avenue. Take an immediate left turn onto 10th Avenue. Take a left onto University Avenue. Turn right onto 9th Avenue. Turn left onto Washington Street. Turn right onto Fourth Avenue. At the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Lewis Street, continue straight at the stop sign and the entrance to the underground parking structure will be immediately on your left.