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Driving and Parking

Driving Instructions
The Speech and Hearing Clinic is located on the west side of the University of Washington campus at 4131 15th Avenue NE, and is in the School of Social Work/Speech and Hearing building. Please refer to the attached map of the North Central section of the UW campus, showing the location of the Social Work/Speech and Hearing Clinic.
  Driving From I-5
-- Take NE 45th/50 Street Exit
-- Go East on NE 45th Street
-- Turn right onto 15th Avenue NE traveling south
-- Our building is located between NE 42nd and NE 41st Street on the right. It is a red brick building with the front entrance located on 15th Avenue, in the middle of the block
  Driving From 520
-- Take the Montlake exit
-- Cross over the Montlake Bridge going north.
-- Get in the left lane
-- Turn left at the stop light onto NE Pacific Street
-- Travel west on NE Pacific Street, make a right onto 15th Avenue NE
-- Travel north on 15th Avenue NE until you get to NE 41st street
-- Our building is located between NE 42nd and NE 41st Street on the left. It is a red brick building with the front entrance located on the 15th Avenue, in the middle of the block


Clinic parking spaces in alley, clinic placard required.

Parking permitted for your entire clinic session.

The clinic has limited parking adjacent to our building. Please refer to disability parking information if assistance is needed. Parking is limited in the University District. Please allow the necessary time for the procurement of parking. We recommend locating the clinic first, and then finding parking. View Clinic parking map

Disability Parking

We have two entrances to the clinic, which are disability accessible:

There is a Passenger Loading Zone in front of the Clinic on 15th Avenue NE with a ramp to the front disability accessible entrance and reception area of the clinic.

Front entrance
Front entrance (disability accessible) and passenger loading zone.

Rear disibility entrance
Rear disability entrance.

Two parking spaces
Two disability parking spaces, clinic placard required.

There are 7 parking spaces behind the clinic, 2 of which are disability parking spaces. Parking in these spaces is on a first come, first serve basis. When you park in one of these 7 spaces, you or your driver must immediately obtain a dated UW Clinic placard from the clinic receptionist to display on your dashboard. There is no charge for the use of this placard. The use of our disability parking spaces require the display of your Washington State Disabled Parking permit, as well as the UW Clinic placard*.

*Please note, that your vehicle will be ticketed and possibly towed if you do not display the appropriate permits on your dashboard.

Commercial parking lots near the clinic

There are various commercial lots that you can use at your own expense including these Shopper’s Parking lots:

  1. Shoppers Parking lot, also known as the University Bookstore parking lot: entrance on NE 43rd Street between University Way NE and 15th Ave NE.
  2. Shoppers Parking lot: there are two entrances, one off of University Way NE by Radio Shack and another off Brooklyn Ave NE between NE 42nd Street and NE 43rd Street.

View Clinic parking map

There is limited metered parking available on streets around the Clinic. In particular, Brooklyn Ave NE seems to be more available for metered parking.

Alternative parking & shuttle service

At your own expense, you may choose to use the UW Central Plaza garage. The parking fee is posted at the attendant-house in the garage. The entrance to this garage is on 15th Avenue NE at 41st Street, which is one-half block south of the Clinic. If you need disability accommodation and the garage sign indicates "FULL," drive by the "FULL" sign and the garage attendant will assign you to a disability parking place near the entrance. Please contact the UW Parking Division at 206-685-1553 for further information.

The University's Dial-A-Ride service at 206-685-1511 can provide you with a ride to the clinic from any University parking lot, but not from the commercial non-UW lots. Call UW Dial-A-Ride directly to arrange for this service. Please note that this service needs at least 45 minutes advance notice to pick-up and drop-off. Arrangements for regularly scheduled pick-up and drop-off at preset times each week during the academic quarter can be made through their office.