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The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412.578.5000

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West Penn Hospital

Directions & Parking

West Penn Hospital's location and mailing address are as follows:

West Penn Hospital
4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

The main hospital telephone number is 412.578.5000.

West Penn Hospital is readily accessible by car and ample parking is available for visitors and patients on campus:



Driving Directions

From the North:

  • Follow I-279 South to Route 28 North.
  • Cross the 40th Street Bridge.
  • Continue on 40th Street to Liberty Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Liberty Avenue.
  • The hospital's Mellon Pavilion (medical offices and Ambulatory Surgery Center) entrance is at 4815 Liberty Avenue, in Bloomfield.
  • The hospital's main entrance and Parking Complex entrance are around the corner, on South Millvale Avenue between Liberty Avenue and Friendship Avenue.

From the Northeast:

  • Follow Route 28 South to the 40th Street Bridge.
  • Continue on 40th Street to Liberty Ave.
  • Turn left onto Liberty Ave.
  • The hospital's Mellon Pavilion (medical offices and Ambulatory Surgery Center) entrance is at 4815 Liberty Avenue, in Bloomfield.
  • The hospital's main entrance and Parking Complex entrance are around the corner, on South Millvale Avenue between Liberty Avenue and Friendship Avenue.

From the East:

  • Follow I-376 West to Wilkinsburg Exit.
  • Follow Ardmore Blvd. (Rte. 8) to Penn Ave. to Fifth Ave.
  • Turn left onto Fifth Ave. and follow to S. Aiken Ave.
  • Turn right onto S. Aiken and follow to Baum Blvd.
  • Bear right onto Liberty Ave.
  • The hospital's Mellon Pavilion (medical offices and Ambulatory Surgery Center) entrance is at 4815 Liberty Avenue, in Bloomfield.
  • The hospital's main entrance and Parking Complex entrance are around the corner, on South Millvale Avenue between Liberty Avenue and Friendship Avenue.

From the South:

  • Follow Route 51 north to West Liberty Ave.
  • Turn right onto West Liberty Ave. , through the Liberty Tunnel and across the Liberty Bridge.
  • Follow I-579 North (signs to the Mellon Arena) to the Bigelow Blvd. Exit.
  • Follow Bigelow Blvd., take the Liberty Ave./Bloomfield Exit, and cross the Bloomfield Bridge.
  • Bear right at the end of bridge onto Liberty Ave.
  • The hospital's Mellon Pavilion (medical offices and Ambulatory Surgery Center) entrance is at 4815 Liberty Avenue, in Bloomfield.
  • The hospital's main entrance and Parking Complex entrance are around the corner, on South Millvale Avenue between Liberty Avenue and Friendship Avenue.

From the West and Pittsburgh International Airport:

  • Follow Route 60 South to I-279 North (no turns, only name change).
  • Follow I-279 North through Fort Pitt Tunnel and across Fort Pitt Bridge.
  • Take Liberty Ave. exit.
  • Follow Liberty Ave. through Pittsburgh to Bloomfield.
  • The hospital's Mellon Pavilion (medical offices and Ambulatory Surgery Center) entrance is at 4815 Liberty Avenue, in Bloomfield.
  • The hospital's main entrance and Parking Complex entrance are around the corner, on South Millvale Avenue between Liberty Avenue and Friendship Avenue. 

Airport Taxi or Bus to West Penn Hospital

For current Port Authority bus schedules and itineraries, visit portauthority.org.

Taxicabs
Taxis are available at the ground transportation area of the airport at all times. The following taxi service operators have secured a permit from the Allegheny County Airport Authority to provide commercial ground transportation on Pittsburgh International Airport property.  Please check with the cab company directly to determine the cost at the time of your trip:

Checker Cab:  412.664.5600
Yellow Cab:  412.321.8100

RETURN TRIP:  Unlike some cities, taxicabs in Pittsburgh are usually not hailed on the street.  For trips other than from the airport, it is necessary to make a reservation in advance.

Limosines
There are a number of private companies that offer limousine service from the airport, including Classic Limousine (1.800.360.1520) and Embassy Coach (412.444.4444).

 


Parking

For the convenience and safety of patients and visitors, West Penn Hospital maintains a spacious, well-lighted Parking Complex on the corner of Liberty and South Millvale avenues. The Parking Complex is open 24 hours a day and is patrolled by the hospital's Safety, Security and Parking Department.

Patients and visitors may enter the hospital directly from the Parking Complex through an enclosed pedestrian walkway, called the Skywalk. The Skywalk links the top floor of the Parking Complex (Level 2) to the second floor of Mellon Pavilion, which connects to all areas of the hospital. An Information Desk is staffed at the Skywalk to provide directions or information.

The Parking Complex rates for patients and visitors to West Penn Hospital are as follows:

HOURS RATES
0-2 $4
2-3 $5
3-4 $6
4-5 $7
5-6 $8
6-12 $12
12-24 $13

Nights (5 p.m. to 5 a.m.), 7 days/week (including holidays): $1/hour up to a $5 maximum.

Lost tickets will be charged the 24-hour rate.

To Pay for Parking in the Parking Complex
Before exiting the Parking Complex, visitors must take their parking tickets for processing to the Parking Cashier's Office or the self-pay station located on the 2nd floor of the Parking Complex at the end of the Skywalk.

Discounted Parking Programs
For the added service and convenience of our patients and visitors,  West Penn Hospital provides the following discount parking programs:

  • A $3 maximum rate for a visit to a physician's office or for surgical or medical outpatient procedures. Tickets must be validated at the physician's office or outpatient department.
  • Free parking for patients who visit the Hospital more than once a week for outpatient procedures or for regular procedures, such as chemotherapy or rehabilitation. Tickets must be validated at the department where the procedures are performed.
  • A $3 maximum rate for family members visiting patients with an extended length of stay (greater than 10 days). Discounted tickets must be purchased from Parking Services (412.578.1803).
  • A $5 maximum parking rate for patients between 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Free parking on the day of inpatient discharge. The validation can be obtained at the Parking Cashiers Office, located on the top floor (level 2) of the Parking Complex.

Please note: Tickets validated by physicians' offices or outpatient departments are good for discounted parking, not free parking.

 

Lawrenceville Lot with Shuttle Service to West Penn Hospital

West Penn Hospital maintains a parking lot in Lawrenceville, approximately 2 miles from West Penn Hospital. Patients and visitors who present identification (ID) may park for free in the lot and take a free shuttle to the hospital.  Parking in the lot and shuttle bus service are available Monday to Friday, 5 a.m to 9 p.m., except holidays.

The Lawrenceville parking lot is located off Butler Street between 52nd Street and McCandless Avenue, as shown on the following map:

Information on the Lawrenceville parking lot, including maps and shuttle schedules, may be obtained:

  • at any West Penn Hospital information desk
  • at the West Penn Hospital Security Office, located on the ground floor of the North Tower, GR 405
  • or by calling Security at 412.578.1800 or Parking Services at 412.578.1803.

Shuttle bus drop-off and pick-up from West Penn Hospital are at the Friendship Avenue entrance.

 


 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about parking services at West Penn Hospital, please call Parking Services (412.578.1803) or Security (412.578.1800). We will do all that we can to make your visit to the hospital as pleasant as possible.

 

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