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Main parking ramp
Parking is available for patients and visitors in our main public parking ramp, located next to the Heart Hospital on the main campus. Height clearance is 6'10”
Discount coupons are available at the parking ramp - $20 for 5 exits.
North public parking ramp
A second ramp, just north of Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Elliott Avenue, adjacent to Children's Hospitals and Clinics, is also available for our patients and visitors. The same parking rates apply. Height clearance is 6'8".
Valet parking is available Monday through Friday exclusively for patients and visitors at the hospital main entrance from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Piper Building from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., and at the Medical Office Building from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
*Rates subject to change.
Spaces for on-street parking in the Abbott Northwestern vicinity are very limited, and enforcement is strict. If you want to use on-street parking, please check all posted signs and meters for instructions and restrictions.
Winter parking guidelines: Keep up on the latest Winter Parking Restrictions and Snow Emergency Guidelines for street parking in Minneapolis.
Parking for Emergency Department patients is available in the Public Parking Ramp; enter directly across from the Emergency Department entrance off 27th Street. This parking is restricted to Emergency Department patients only. A digital code obtained from Emergency Department personnel is required to exit. Height clearance is 6'5".
Valet service is available. Talk with an ED staff member for more information.
Handicap parking is available on Level E of the public parking ramp which has reserved van-accessible spaces (height: 6'10”). Short term handicap parking is also available outside Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute and in the surface lot adjacent to the Minneapolis Heart Institute. A state issued handicap permit allows vehicles to park in any of these locations.
Short-term parking is available outside the patient pick-up area, located on Level E of the public ramp, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring in your parking ticket to the patient pick-up desk to receive one hour free parking.
Between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., please park in the public ramp and enter the hospital through the Emergency Department entrance.
Abbott Northwestern Hospital security personnel are on duty 24 hours every day to assist you and ensure your safety while on campus. Below are some safety tips you can follow when parking anywhere.
Parking enforcement and violation appeal
To appeal a parking violation received while your vehicle was parked at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, complete the appeal form and return to:
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
For more information about parking violations on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus, download the Parking Enforcement brochure
Download the printable Campus map
The main admitting desk for inpatient and outpatient care is in the lobby of the main hospital.
Information desks can be found in the lobbies of the Main Hospital, the Piper Building, and the Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.
Abbott Northwestern offers a wide range of amenities for patients and their families. These include:
General visiting hours:
Mental Health units:
Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Only legal guardians and siblings may visit on weekdays.
Total visitors are limited to three people at any one time.
Children age five and younger must visit in a conference room and be supervised by their/parent guardian. This age group is not allowed to visit outside of a conference room.
Request to visitors:
Abbott Northwestern Hospital's transportation program provides van service to the hospital and affiliated metropolitan area physicians' offices for patients coming from Greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Riders will be billed for the ride and can select from a number of payment options, including cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.
About the Van Service
Allina Health Emergency Medical Services provides van transportation, one-way or round trip, to the main hospital campus, the Center for Outpatient Care in Edina and affiliated physicians' offices in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
Patients qualifying for this service include those who:
The Pricing Structure
Due to government regulations, the pricing structure for van transportation has changed. As a result, the fare increased for rides more than 50 miles from the hospital. One additional adult rider per patient is allowed at no extra cost.
Van rides are also available for free to those who meet certain income guidelines. To obtain an “Application for Financial Assistance” form, call the Van Service coordinator at 1-800-258-1210.
Pickup and Drop Off Locations
Vans are scheduled to visit specific communities on specific days. Each Van Service community has a designated pick up location.
The Van Service coordinator will confirm the time and place of pickup when the reservation is verified. Patients should be available 15 minutes prior to their scheduled pickup time. Due to time restrictions, the van can only wait five minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
There may also be a delay on the return trip based on all passengers' needs that day, especially if another patient's appointment runs later than expected. In most situations, the van driver will make every effort to depart as close to the scheduled time as possible.
Please keep in mind that other patients will be on the van with you. As a result, there may be stops on the way to the hospital so the van can pick up other patients. The drivers may also stop at a patient's request anytime during the trip.
To Schedule Van Transportation
To schedule van transportation or for more information, call the Van Service coordinator at 1-800-258-1210.
Abbott Northwestern is also accessible via public transportation. Go to the Metro Transit Web site for detailed information about using public transportation to reach the hospital.