When the COVID-19 Community Level is medium or high, all non-patient visitors to NIH facilities will be asked to provide information about their COVID-19 vaccination status. If visitors are not fully vaccinated or decline to answer about their vaccination status, they will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test result from within the previous 72 hours. See the NIH Safety Plan for more information.


Parking lot filled with cars on the NIH campus.Parking lot on the NIH campusRichard Barnes, NIH

Visitor parking is extremely difficult to find at NIH, so if at all possible, take public transportation. There is a Metro station on the NIH campus with shuttle bus service to the main buildings.

Short-term, metered parking and long term, attendant-controlled parking are available to visitors at a cost of $2 per hour for the first three hours or $12 per day. There is free, validated parking for patients and visitors to patients in the Clinical Center.

Visitor parking map

This page last reviewed on May 6, 2020