Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center is conveniently located on Erwin Road, just off of Durham Freeway (NC-147) in Durham, NC. Duke Children’s Hospital is a “hospital within a hospital” within Duke Central Tower and Duke University Hospital. It contains pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.
Our emergency room includes a child-friendly pediatric area that is staffed by an expert team of pediatric emergency medicine specialists and nurses.
Duke Hospital parking garage is located across Erwin Road from the hospital. Vehicles enter one block north, at 2223 Elba Street. The garage is walking distance from the hospital entrance.
Visitors may take a secure, well-lighted and climate-controlled walkway under Erwin Road. To reach the walkway, take a parking garage elevator down to Level RT (for "tunnel") and follow the signs to Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center. This parking garage is most convenient for patients and visitors who intend to use the Erwin Road hospital entrance, or visit Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center.
The cost is $2 per hour or a maximum $8 day.
Parking for oversized vehicles is located adjacent to the Duke University Hospital parking deck. To obtain a pass for an oversized vehicle, call 919-684-7275.
Discount parking tickets are available for $5.00 and are good for free parking on one calendar day. They can be purchased at all medical center gift shops or Duke Parking, which is located on the ground floor of Duke clinics on Trent Drive. The tickets are good at either garage. Contact Duke Parking Services at 919-684-7275.
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Valet parking is available at the entrance to Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center.
Monday – Friday
5:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 am – 9:00 pm
$9 per visit
Call valet parking services at 919-681-2454.
Plan your trip to Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center through GoDurham bus routes 6, 11, 11B, and 20 or GoTriangle bus routes 400 and 405. These routes provide transportation close to Duke University Hospital. The closest bus stops are Duke Hospital, Erwin Rd at Research Dr, and Erwin Rd at Emergency Dr.
Duke Transit provides free bus service to the Duke University Medical Center campus for students, employees, patients, and visitors. See maps of bus routes.
If you have trouble accessing the local bus routes, visit GoDurham Access and GoTriangle Access to check if you meet the ADA eligibility for accessible transit programs.
All routes served by Duke Transit are accessible to persons with disabilities. Accessible Duke University buses can be identified by the international accessibility symbol on the side of each bus. In addition, Duke’s after-hours van services program employs an on-call accessible van.
A free shuttle is available to take patients and visitors from just outside the Duke Medicine Circle Parking Garage to the Duke Medicine Pavilion entrance.