Parking | VA Health Care Charleston


Free parking is available for all Charleston VAMC patients. Parking at the main facility is limited. Cars are tightly packed, so be careful when entering or exiting.

Veterans and guests can also park in the surface parking lot just behind the medical center. You can enter through the western entrance (emergency entrance) of the medical center, where there is convenient access to the emergency room and main patient care areas, including several specialty clinics.

If necessary, have a family member or friend drop you off at your appointment and pick you up afterwards. If you know you will be admitted for an overnight stay, please arrange for someone to drop you off and pick you up when you are ready to go home.

If you cannot find a parking space and do not see a police officer to guide you, please call 843-789-7268 to contact the police. If there is no answer, please call 843-577-5011, then press 0 for the operator. Inform the operator that you need police assistance with parking.

Off-site parking and shuttle service

There is an offsite parking lease located at 41 Folly Rd. Near Porter Gaud School (indicated by P6 on the map above). The off-site car park offers 600 parking spaces, a covered non-smoking shelter and shuttles which run from 4.30 am to 11 pm Monday to Friday except on public holidays. Shuttles run every five minutes during peak hours from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and every 15 minutes at other times of the day. The shuttle service is designed to ensure that trips to and from VAMC are available when you need them.

Parking for disabled people

Limited parking for people with disabilities is available immediately in front of the medical center. Free disabled parking is also available in the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) garage.


Charleston VAMC Police officers patrol facilities and parking lots around the clock. For general police assistance, please dial 7911. Please report any suspicious or criminal activity, vehicle accidents, and loss of personal property that occurs on property grounds to the Virginia Police.

Outpatient clinic parking

Free parking is available in each of our community outpatient clinics.


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