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Where to Go On the Day of Surgery

We have three surgery locations at our downtown Charleston campus, which are listed below. You can find parking information for all three locations here.

Bring your parking garage ticket with you to be stamped in any surgery registration location for a reduced fee of $3/day for outpatient surgery or $6/day for inpatient surgery. Ashley River Tower and Rutledge Tower also offer valet parking services at their main entrances for $8.

Note: South Carolina state law provides there is no charge for parking in metered or timed facilities for vehicles that display a handicap plate or placard and that are driven by or are transporting the handicapped individual. If the handicapped individual is not in the vehicle, the posted parking rate applies when exiting the garage.

University Hospital

Located at 171 Ashley Avenue. Patient drop-off and handicapped parking are located off of Ashley Avenue at the building entrance.

From main hospital entrance off of Ashley Avenue, follow these directions to the surgery waiting room:

  • Check in at the Registration Desk on the first floor (to the left of the Security Desk).
  • Go the the "E" elevators by the Security Desk.
  • Take the "E" elevator to the fourth floor.
  • From the elevators, enter the surgery waiting room to your left.
  • Check in at the desk in the surgery waiting room.

Rutledge Tower

Located at 135 Rutledge Avenue. Patient drop-off, handicapped and valet parking are located off Rutledge Avenue at the building entrance.

From the Ashley-Rutledge parking garage, follow these directions to the surgery registration area:

  • Enter the hospital from the second floor deck.
  • Take the first left hallway before the Information Desk.
  • Follow the signs toward Rutledege Tower.
  • Take the first hallway on your left towards the "A" elevators.
  • Continue following the signs toward Rutledge Tower.
  • Take the "A" elevator to the first floor.
  • Take a left off of the elevator toward Registration.
  • Take the next left toward Room 111 (Registration).
  • Room 111 (Registration) is on your right.

From the patient drop-off/valet on Rutledge Avenue, follow these directions to the surgery registration area:

  • Enter the front of Rutledge Tower.
  • Go straight down the hallway past the Information Desk.
  • Go to the end of the hallway (before you reach the double doors).
  • Take a left toward Room 111 (Registration).
  • Room 111 (Registration) is on your right.

Ashley River Tower (ART)

Located at 25 Courtenay Drive. Patient drop-off and valet parking are located off of Courtenay Drive at the building entrance. Handicapped parking is accessible in the Courtenay Drive Parking Garage.

Once you enter the Ashley River Tower lobby from either valet, drop-off, or the parking garage, follow these directions to the surgery waiting room:

  • Check in at the Registration Desk in the first floor lobby.
  • Take the "D" elevator up the the fourth floor.
  • Take a right off of the elevator and go straight down the hall to the surgery waiting room.
  • Check in at the waiting room desk.

For Some Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer patients who need to have a procedure at Hollings Cancer Center prior to coming to Ashley River Tower (ART) will need to park or valet at Hollings Cancer Center (86 Jonathan Lucas Street) and drive over to ART once the first procedure is complete. You will not be charged for a second valet at ART. There will also be designated personnel in the drop off area at ART to bring you upstairs.