• Parking at Dana-Farber

    Where to park or drop off patients

    Whether you self-park, valet park, or need to drop off a patient, you should enter the parking garage under Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. You can enter the garage from Jimmy Fund Way. See maps.

    You are welcome to park your own car or use valet parking by leaving your car and keys with a parking attendant. There is no extra charge for valet parking. If you are only dropping someone off and then leaving, you will not need to pay for parking.

    Hours of operation

    Dana-Farber's parking garage is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and during clinic hours on weekends and holidays.

    To get the patient parking rate

    The parking barcode sticker on your patient ID card lets you get the discounted patient parking rate. If you don't already have a barcode sticker, visit one of these locations:

    • Central Registration on the second floor of Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.
    • The Jimmy Fund Clinic on the fifth floor of the Yawkey Center. This clinic is for pediatric patients and their family members.
    Entering the parking garage

    Use your patient ID card (with barcode sticker) whenever you enter the Dana-Farber garage:

    1. As you enter the garage, at the bottom of the ramp, swipe your patient ID card (with barcode sticker) in the barcode reader.
    2. The machine will automatically issue a ticket with the patient rate. Please keep this ticket with you. You will need it when you pay for parking.
    Parking for patients

    Dana-Farber parking garage rates for patients are:

    • Up to 1 hour: Complimentary
    • 1 – 1.5 hours: $7
    • 1.5 – 2 hours: $8
    • 2 – 3 hours: $10
    • 3 – 24 hours: $12

    After you park, please take your garage ticket with you. You will need it when you pay for parking.

    If you self-park, please follow patient parking signs to access Yawkey Center parking levels and elevators.

    If you have financial hardship, please talk with your care coordinator about parking fees.

    Paying for parking and getting your car

    When you are ready to leave, you can pay for parking at these locations:

    • Self-pay parking kiosks on floors 1, 2, and P2 in the Yawkey Center (kiosks are located near the parking elevators, accepting credit/debit cards only)
    • Self-pay parking kiosk in the Jimmy Fund Clinic (on the third floor of the Dana building, accepting credit/debit cards only)
    • Cashier in the waiting area on floor P1 in the Yawkey Center. The cashier accepts payment via cash, check, credit card, or debit card.

    Be sure to keep your paid ticket. You will need to show it to an attendant when you exit the garage.

    If you use valet parking and pay at the self-pay parking kiosks on floors 1 or 2 in the Yawkey Center, remember to swipe your valet claim ticket at the Valet Ticket Reader on these floors. This will let valet staff know that you are ready to pick up your vehicle.

    Need help getting into the building?

    If you need a wheelchair or other help getting into the building, parking attendants and security officers are available to help during clinic hours.

    If you have general questions about resources for people with disabilities or need an accommodation, call an ADA coordinator at Dana-Farber at 617-582-7100. If you have a hearing impairment, use the Massachusetts TDD/TTY relay line at 800-439-0183.

    Have an appointment at a hospital near Dana-Farber?

    Space in the Dana-Farber garage is limited. When you have an appointment at Brigham and Women's Hospital or Boston Children's Hospital, please park there.

    Oversized vehicles

    The Dana-Farber parking garage can accommodate most cars, trucks, and vans. The height limit to enter the garage is 8 feet 2 inches. If you have an oversized vehicle, please talk with the parking attendant near the parking entrance on Jimmy Fund Way.

    Car problems

    Parking staff can help with flat tires, dead batteries, and towing. Security can help you get a taxi voucher to nearby locations.


    If you have questions about parking at Dana-Farber, please call our General Services department during business hours at 617-632-3134.

    Parking staff and volunteers are also available to answer your questions. Find them on level P1 of the parking garage and on the first floor of Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.

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