Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Hours of Operation

Open 24 hours / 7 days a week

For visiting hours, please see Visiting Hours.

For department phone numbers, please see Contact Us.

Directions & Parking

Getting There

By Subway

Take the 1, A, C, trains to the 168th Street station. From midtown Manhattan, the A train provides express service.

By Bus

A number of city buses serve the medical center: M-2, 3, 4, 5, and 100 and Bx7.

By Car

The most direct way to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia from most locations is to follow directions leading to the George Washington Bridge, then exit onto the Henry Hudson Parkway, and then onto Riverside Drive (south). From there, continue south and turn left onto 165th Street (the first left south of the bridge). Proceed one block and turn right onto Ft. Washington Avenue, then turn right into the Medical Center parking garage.

From Upstate New York and New Jersey: After crossing the George Washington Bridge, follow signs to the Henry Hudson Parkway (also called the West Side Highway), and then to Riverside Drive.

From Riverdale and Westchester via the Saw Mill River Parkway: Exit the Henry Hudson Parkway at the Riverside Drive exit immediately past the George Washington Bridge.

From Westchester, Connecticut, and the East Side of Manhattan via the Major Deegan, Cross-Bronx Expressway, or Harlem River Drive: Approaching the George Washington Bridge, take the Henry Hudson Parkway exit; on the approach to the Hendry Hudson Parkway, stay to the left and follow signs to Riverside Drive.

From the West Side of Manhattan: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway to Exit 15-Riverside Drive South.


As street parking is extremely limited, valet parking or parking in the hospital’s visitor parking garage is recommended. Most major credit cards are accepted.

Valet Service

177 Fort Washington Avenue, between 166th and 168th Streets
Monday through Friday, 5 am to 10 pm
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays, 7 am to 10 pm

Valet parking service is available at the main entrance of the Milstein Hospital Building at 177 Fort Washington Avenue and at the main entrance to NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital on Broadway at the corner of 165th Street. If you anticipate picking up your car after the valet is closed, park in the Hospital’s visitor parking garage at 115 Fort Washington Avenue, between 164th and 165th Streets.

Visitor Parking Garage

115 Fort Washington Avenue, between 164th and 165th Streets
Open 24 hours, every day

Reduced rate parking is available for family members of patients who expect to be at the Hospital for an extended length of time. A prepaid debit card can be purchased from the Parking Office, which is located on the main/entry level of the visitor parking garage. To be eligible for a prepaid debit card, you must purchase a minimum of five parking days.

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