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Parking Information
Visitor Parking is extremely difficult to find at NIH, so if at all possible, take public transportation. There is a Metro station on the NIH campus with shuttle bus service to the main buildings. Short-term, metered parking and long term, attendant-controlled parking are available to visitors at a cost of $2 per hour for the first three hours or $12 per day. There is free, validated parking for patients and visitors to patients in the Clinical Center.

Taking the Metrorail
Metrorail service is available from Washington’s National Airport and from Union Station (railway). Take Metro’s Red Line to the Medical Center Station. The station’s escalators come out on the NIH campus. To get to Building 10, walk from the top of the escalators past the bus stops down South Drive. Cross the street and veer right onto Center Drive (past the Anchor). Remain on Center Drive as it veers left and uphill. The NIH Clinical Center (Building 10) is at the top of the hill on the left side of Center Drive. OR — just take the NIH campus shuttle bus which provides service to Building 10 and stops at the Metro station every 15 to 20 minutes.

Ground Transportation from Local Airports
From Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
Take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway south toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34 which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike) and head south toward Washington/Bethesda. At the fifth traffic light, turn right onto South Drive and follow the signs to Visitor Parking.
From Dulles International Airport

Head east on the Dulles Airport Access Road for approximately 13 miles. Exit onto I-495 (Capital Beltway), heading north to Bethesda/Baltimore. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34 which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike) and head south toward Washington/Bethesda. At the fifth traffic light, turn right onto South Drive and follow the signs to Visitor Parking.

From Ronald Reagan National Airport
Head North on the George Washington Parkway for approximately 5 miles. Exit onto I-495 (Capital Beltway), heading north to Maryland. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34 which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike) and head South toward Washington/Bethesda. At the fifth traffic light, turn right onto South Drive and follow the signs to Visitor Parking.

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Driving Directions

From Baltimore and All Points North of Washington, DC
Take I-95 south toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34 which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike) and head south toward Washington/Bethesda. At the fifth traffic light, turn right onto South Drive and follow the signs to Visitor Parking.
    OR
Take I-95 south toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head west toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 36 (Old Georgetown Road), heading south for about 2 miles. Turn left into the NIH campus at Center Drive.
From Virginia and All Points South of Washington, DC
Take I-95 north toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head north toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 34 which is Rt. 355 (Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike) and head south toward Washington/Bethesda. At the fifth traffic light, turn right onto South Drive and follow the signs to Visitor Parking.
    OR
Take I-95 north toward Washington, DC. At I-495 (Capital Beltway), head north toward Silver Spring/Bethesda. From the Beltway (I-495), take Exit 36 (Old Georgetown Road), heading south for about 2 miles. Turn left into the NIH campus at Center Drive.

Finding the Visitor Information Center

The NIH Visitor Information Center (VIC) is located in the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45), Room 1AS-13. The telephone number is 301-496-1776 and the fax number is 301-402-0601. Go through the main entrance on South Drive (see Adobe Acrobat graphic Campus Parking Map); Building 45 is located south on Center Drive near Rockville Pike. Entering the main lobby, the NIH Visitor Information Center is located left of the dining services area.

For information on a specific patient, call Clinical Center Admissions, 301-496-3315.
For questions regarding participation in a clinical study, call the Patient Recruitment and Referral Center, 1-800-411-1222.
For press inquiries relating to patients, patient care programs, or the Clinical Center, call the Clinical Center Office of Communications, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland, Suite 3C01, 301-496-2563.

 
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