Texas Medical Center (TMC) operates multiple parking facilities and shuttles for campus visitors and employees. This information is provided to help you have a positive experience navigating the campus.
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Each Texas Medical Center garage provides ample parking space for people with disabilities. For added convenience, these wide spaces are generally located near the garage elevators and are marked with the universal disability access symbol. Curb cuts, which connect the sidewalks between the garages and the nearby buildings, allow people with mobility impairments to get around the Texas Medical Center with relative ease.
A service of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, METROLift offers curb-to-curb transportation for mentally or physically disabled persons.
The Red Cross provides free transportation to the Texas Medical Center hospitals for individuals who qualify. Trips must be arranged by the hospital’s social worker several days in advance.
The Houston Center for Independent Living is an agency that provides a full range of services for individuals with disabilities. The Center, which is largely staffed by individuals with disabilities, works to help its clients gain independence and take more control over their lives. The agency provides information and referral services and conducts peer counseling, peer-assistance and support groups, independent living skills training, advocacy and community awareness.
Pre-paid SmartChips offer discounted rates and unlimited in-and-out privileges. If you plan to park for several days or make repeated trips to Texas Medical Center, consider one of the Pre-paid SmartChip options below. Please note that when you purchase a Pre-paid SmartChip for the first time you will still need to pay separately for that visit using the yellow SmartChip you received at entry. The Pre-paid SmartChip can then be used upon your next visit.
$52 Pre-paid SmartChip: Loaded with $60 in parking value
$100 Pre-paid SmartChip: Loaded with $115 in parking value
Additional Benefits of Purchasing Pre-paid SmartChips:
Where to Purchase Texas Medical Center Pre-paid SmartChips
Texas Medical Center Pre-paid Smartchips are available for purchase at these pay stations across the Texas Medical Center campus:
Where to purchase Pre-paid SmartChips at Texas Children’s Hospital
*Pre-paid SmartChips purchased in Garage 12, Garage 16 and Garage 21 are good only in Garage 12, Garage 16 and Garage 21 and Texas Children’s Main Street Lot.
Pre-paid Smartchip Color Codes
Green - $52 Pre-paid SmartChips are available for use in Garage 1, Garage 2, Garage 4, Garage 6, Garage 7, Garage 10, Garage 15, AU Lot and LA Lot.
Orange - $100 Pre-paid SmartChips are available for use in Garage 1, Garage 2, Garage 4, Garage 6, Garage 7, Garage 10, Garage 15, AU Lot and LA Lot.
Red - Texas Children’s Hospital $52 Pre-paid SmartChips are available for use in Garage 12, Garage 16, and Garage 21 and Texas Children’s Main Street Lot.
Purple - Texas Children’s Hospital $100 Pre-paid SmartChips are available for use in Garage 12, Garage 16, and Garage 21 and Texas Children’s Main Street Lot.
*Please note: No refunds for unused parking and no refunds or replacements for lost SmartChips.