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Parking & Directions


Strong Memorial Hospital is located on the University of Rochester Medical Center campus.

601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

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601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

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Our six-floor ramp garage is attached to Strong Memorial Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital and Wilmot Cancer Center. You can enter the garage from Thomas Jackson Drive off Elmwood Avenue or from East Drive between Elmwood Avenue and Crittenden Boulevard (see Visitor Parking Map ).

You will find that the garage is a “double-helix” design, composed of two separate intertwining ramps. To navigate the garage please click on this illustration. The yellow ramp has its entrance and exit on East Drive; the blue ramp is accessed by the hospital’s main loop on Thomas Jackson Drive. Each area of the garage is denoted by a specific series of letters, and special signs are posted in nearby staircases and elevators to help guests note where they parked their car.

The Saunders Visitor Lot (Lot 14) located on Crittenden Blvd. is now available for visitor use.


0-30 minutes Free
31 - 60 minutes $3.00
61 minutes - 2 hours $5.00
2 hours - 24 hours $6.00

Please note: Visitors who misplace their parking ticket will be charged the maximum daily rate of $6.00.

Parking Passes and Validation Tickets

Obtain a day pass at the parking booth exit if you will be returning on the same day. Day passes are valid for 24 hours, from the entry time stamp on receipt.

Multiple-day parking passes may be purchased for $6.00 per day.

Validation tickets may be purchased (minimum of three and a maximum of ten) at any of the locations listed below. The cost of a ticket is $4.50 and is good for one exit up to $6.00. Tickets do not expire.

Thirty-day passes are available to immediate family members who are visiting an inpatient who has been admitted at least 30 consecutive days. A letter from a social worker is required. Please speak with the social worker on the unit the patient is located. Present letter to the Garage Parking office to purchase a pass.


  • Ramp Garage Office
    • Hours: Open weekdays 24 hours from Sunday at 11:30 p.m. until Friday at 11:30 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday/holidays 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Parking Management Center (PMC)

    • 70 Goler House
      Box 270348
      Rochester, NY 14627
      (Entrance is on Celebration Drive)
    • Phone: (585) 275-4524
      Fax: (585) 273-1061
    • Hours: Monday through Friday – 8:00 am until 4:30 pm

Parking at the Emergency Department

  • To get to the Emergency Department turn into the main entrance of Strong Memorial Hospital and take the first right.
  • If you are driving yourself, park in the adjacent lot. The Emergency Department lot is for patients who drive themselves only.
  • If you are bringing in a patient you can drop them off at the door (do not go to the ambulance bay) and then park in the hospital parking garage.


  • Ramp Garage Parking: (585) 275-4524. Hours: Open weekdays 24 hours from Sunday at 11:30 p.m. until Friday at 11:30 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday/holidays 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Medical Center Parking Office: (585) 275-4524. Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Other Transportation Options

You may ask one of our ambassadors at the information desk in the main lobby to help arrange for taxicab service. If you are flying into Rochester you will be landing at the Rochester International Airport where you can easily hail a cab to bring you to Strong.