Self-parking for outpatients is $0.75 per half hour, up to a maximum of $3 in the Ashley-Rutledge, Jonathan Lucas or Courtenay Drive garage. If parking exceeds two hours, all charges over $3 will be paid by the hospital; but to receive this courtesy the ticket must be validated. Check with reception staff in the area where you receive your care.
Valet parking is available for a fee of $8 at the Ashley River Tower, the Rutledge Tower, or at Hollings Cancer Center for patients and families/visitors of patients. Drive your vehicle to the main entrance of any of these buildings for valet service, Monday thru Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., as available.
Inpatients' families and visitors may park for $0.75 per half hour. The maximum daily rate (up to 24 hours) is $6. To receive the reduced rate, the visitor should provide the patient's last name and room number to the cashier when exiting the parking facility. The cashier will issue a receipt. This will allow unlimited additional exits during the 24-hour period at no charge.
Parking for Inpatient Research Participants
Tips for providing parking passes to inpatient research participants
Parking passes may be provided through the study, if the study is not providing parking passes all fees will be incurred by the patient. For more information please contact your study staff.
- Parking passes are $6.00 per day, during the hospital stay
- Passes must be obtained prior to the date they are needed
- Passes can be paid for through an IIT (intra-institutional transfer) to "Parking Management"
- Patients must give room number to parking attendant along with the actual dated pass
- A pass for each day the car has been in the garage is required
- Passes are picked up upon notification on the 2nd floor of the President and Bee Street Parking Garage
- Patients exiting without passes will be required to pay the full rate
All MUSC public parking locations offer accessible parking. For wheelchair assistance, use a courtesy phone near an elevator or call 843-876-0101 (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday) from your cell phone. South Carolina State law provides that there is no charge for parking in metered or timed facilities for vehicles which display a handicap plate or placard and which are driven by or transporting the handicapped individual. If the handicapped individual is not in the vehicle, the posted parking rate applies.
Parking Locations & Directions
For the Institute of Psychiatry, Hollings Cancer Center, the Clinical Sciences Building, and the Adult or Pediatric Emergency Rooms, use the Jonathan Lucas Street Garage at 97 Jonathan Lucas Street. The entrance is located at President & Doughty and has a 6'8" clearance.
For the Medical University Hospital, Rutledge Tower, the Children's Hospital, and the Storm Eye Institute, use the Ashley-Rutledge Garage at 158 Ashley Avenue. Entrances are located on Ashley and Rutledge Avenues and have a 6'8" clearance. Patients or visitors with disabilities may use the Rutledge Tower Surface Lot at 135 Rutledge Avenue.
For the James B. Edwards Dental Clinic, use the President Street Garage (E-lot) at 91 President Street. The entrance is located at the corner of Bee and President Streets.
For Ashley River Tower, use the Courtenay Drive Garage at 21 Courtenay Drive. The entrance is located at the end of Charleston Center Drive.
Charleston Peninsula Medical District
The Master Facilities Plan is part of the larger Charleston Peninsula Medical District Project. The medical facilities within the district include, Medical University of South Carolina, Roper Hospital and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.
The area’s medical institutions partnered to create the medical district in 2015. The district is a well-mapped, pedestrian-friendly area that emphasizes green space, mobility and safety to the more than 30,000 people who work in or visit there daily.
The Medical District lies within Cannon Street on the north, just beyond Calhoun Street on the South, Lockwood Drive on the west and Rutledge Avenue on the east.
The majority of this district boundary is within the smoke-free City of Charleston medical district.