Dana-Farber's parking garage is open weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and during clinic hours on weekends and holidays. The garage entrance is on Jimmy Fund Way. See maps.
Parking or dropping off a patient
You can enter Dana-Farber's parking garage to self-park, valet park, or drop off a patient. You will not be charged for parking if you are only dropping someone off and then leaving.
Take a ticket from the automated machine as you enter the parking garage. Keep this ticket with you, because you will need to have it validated when you check in for your appointment. You will also need it when you pay for parking (or when you exit the garage at no charge after dropping off a patient).
After you enter the parking ramp, turn right if you want to use valet parking or drop someone off. Turn left to self-park. There is no additional charge for valet parking.
Parking rates 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
To get the patient parking rate, please be sure to have your parking ticket validated at your clinic appointment before you pay at the self-pay parking kiosks or cashier.
If you have financial hardship, please talk with your care coordinator about parking fees.
Getting your ticket validated
Bring your parking ticket with you to your clinic appointment. Staff there will validate your ticket so that you receive the patient parking rate.
If you forget to validate your parking ticket at your clinic, you can have it validated by Security at the information desk on the first floor of Dana-Farber's Yawkey Center for Cancer Care.
To receive the patient parking rate, your parking ticket must be validated before you pay at the self-pay parking kiosks or cashier.
Paying for parking
After you've had your parking ticket validated and 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 cash, checks, credit cards, and debit cards.
Be sure to keep your paid ticket. You will need it when you exit the garage.
If you use valet parking, you can let valet staff know in advance that you are ready to pick up your vehicle by swiping your claim ticket at one of the Valet Ticket Readers, located at the self-pay parking kiosks on floors 1 and 2.
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. Parking staff can also help with flat tires, dead batteries, and assistance with locating towing services.
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.
All lower floors of the Dana-Farber parking garage can accommodate most cars, trucks, and vans (with vehicle heights up to 6 feet 8 inches). If you have an oversized vehicle (up to 8 feet 2 inches), turn right at the bottom of the entrance ramp and ask for assistance at the level P1 valet area. The height limit to enter the garage is 8 feet 2 inches.
If you have questions about parking at Dana-Farber, please call our General Services department during business hours at 617-632-3134.