Parking at MU Health Care

Parking at all MU Health Care facilities is free. At our Columbia hospital campus, parking is available in three main garages: Garage A, Garage B and Tiger Avenue Parking Structure. Shuttle service is available from Garage B for easy access to all of our facilities, and Garages A and B are equipped with automatic light indicators to guide you to the nearest open parking spot.

Where should I park

Emergency care

For emergency care, adults should park in the University Hospital ER lot, on Hospital Drive between Monk Drive and Dean's Drive.

Children should go to our Children's ER on the west side of the hospital campus, with parking spots reserved in Tiger Avenue Parking Structure.

Missouri Psychiatric Center

Patients and visitors going to the Missouri Psychiatric Center should park in Tiger Avenue Parking Structure.

University Hospital, Ellis Fischel, Children's Hospital, Birthing Center, Hitt Street Medical Building

For patients and visitors at University Hospital, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Children's Hospital, Birthing Center or Hitt Street Medical Building, park in the Garage A or the west side of Garage B. Please follow directional signage and refer to the map on this page. Parking shuttles run from Garage B to the main hospital campus every 10 minutes Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Garage A has a clearance height of 7 feet, 8 inches.

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

For appointments at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, park in Garage B. A second story enclosed pedestrian bridge is wheelchair accessible.

Shuttle services

A courtesy shuttle is available to take patients and visitors from Garage B to appointments at University Hospital, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and Hitt Street Medical Building. The shuttles run every 10 minutes Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with hours subject to change. To account for travel times, please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment if you plan to take a shuttle.

  • Please enter Garage B from either Hospital Drive or Virginia Avenue and park on the first two floors of the west side of the garage. Then proceed to the nearest designated shuttle pickup area, marked with gold paint and shuttle signs.
  • ADA-compliant shuttles with wheelchair access are available.
  • Shuttles pass through every 10 minutes, and return shuttles are available when you exit University Hospital, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and UPMB.
  • Drop offs and pickups at the University Hospital Emergency Department entrance are done upon request only.

Drop off locations

MU Health Care has designated patient drop off areas at University Hospital, Hitt Street Medical Building and the Missouri Orthopedic Institute.

Map of parking structures at MU Health Care