Updated visitor restrictions are in effect. Please note that screening for patients and visitors at the Duke Children's Health Center is available Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Preparing For Your Visit
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 self-contained "hospital within a hospital" on the fifth floor of Duke University Hospital.
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.
Find out more about how to use parking pay stations:
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.
Duke University provides free bus service to all campuses and the Medical Center for students, employees, patients, and visitors. See maps of bus routes.
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.
All routes served by Duke Transit are accessible to persons with disabilities. In addition, Duke's after-hours van services program employs an on-call accessible van. Accessible Duke University buses can be identified by the international accessibility symbol on the side of each bus.