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Rhode Island Hospital Introduces Self-pay Parking in All Public Lots


New system will improve traffic flow and increase payment options

Rhode Island Hospital has installed a new self-pay parking system, designed to improve traffic flow and the overall parking experience for patients and visitors. The new self-pay system is part of a larger project to improve parking and wayfinding on the hospital campus.

The self-pay system, which went into effect on April 26, 2013, includes seven conveniently located kiosks throughout the hospital campus in main lobby areas, including: the main hospital building, the Ambulatory Patient Center lobby, Jane Brown, Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s upper lobby, the adult emergency department, the Medical Office Complex building at 2 Dudley Street, and at Women & Infants Hospital.

Through the new system, patients and visitors will now be able to use credit cards to pay for parking, in addition to cash. Validated parking will still be accepted and can be submitted through the kiosks. Once tickets are validated, patients and visitors will have 30 minutes to exit the parking lot.

Self-pay parking joins the valet parking service already offered on the hospital campus. Currently, patients coming to the Comprehensive Cancer Center can valet their cars outside the Ambulatory Patient Center; there is valet service for patients and families at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital emergency department; and valet is available for patients with handicap license plates or tags visiting the medical and surgical offices at 2 Dudley Street.

Long-term and discounted parking also will be available. All vouchers and discounts can be purchased in the parking office, located in the basement of the Physicians Office Building, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- Friday; or in the main lobby from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon to 8:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

For more information on the new self-pay parking system at Rhode Island Hospital, including discounts and voucher eligibility, call 401-444-4013.