Transportation and Parking
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we provide accessible parking at all of our clinics and hospitals. Accessible buses and vans are available for all routes served by Duke Transit in Durham. The Duke Campus Map provides details about building entrances, parking, pedestrian routes, and more. For other locations, regional and city buses are public transportation options available to you. Google Maps can give you directions to the closest bus stop near each clinic.
Service animals -- dogs or miniature horses that have been specifically trained to perform tasks for a person with a disability -- are allowed to accompany patients and visitors in patient rooms and anywhere in the hospital where the public is allowed. For patient safety and infection prevention, service animals may be prohibited in some ares. These include operating rooms, intensive care units, and areas where the animal cannot be protected, such as radiation therapy clinics. Therapy, emotional support, and companion animals are not service animals but may be permitted on a case-by-case basis. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services for Low Vision, Blind, Deaf, or Hard of Hearing Patients
Duke provides the following free services:
- American Sign Language interpretation for the hard of hearing or deaf
- Telecommunications devices for the deaf (TDD)
- Materials on audiocassette tape
- Patients' rights and other documents in Braille or large print
Accessible Medical Equipment
Many of our health care locations provide medical equipment designed for people with disabilities including:
- Exam tables and chairs
- Weight scales
- Patient lifts
- X-ray machines
- Mammography equipment
Duke believes web content should be accessible to people with a wide range of abilities including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological. We endeavor to make dukehealth.org universally accessible and compatible with assistive technologies.