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Entrance / Exit Menu: (Click for details)

Pedestrian Entrances

Weekend, Holidays & After Hours Schedule

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For questions about campus access, please contact the ORS Information Line at orsinfo@mail.nih.gov or 301-594-6677, TTY - 301-435-1908.

N​ormal Weekday Campus Access - Monday through Friday:

North Drive – Exit (Right Turn Only)

  • Open to outbound traffic (right turn only) on weekdays, 3pm – 7pm.
    (Inbound traffic hours of operation remain weekdays, 6am – 10am)

Rockville Pike at Wilson Drive: Employees Only

  • 5 am to 7 pm - Inbound and Outbound Traffic

Rockville Pike at South Drive (Metro): Employees Only

  • Open 24 hours - Inbound and Outbound traffic

Rockville Pike at Center Drive: Employees Only

  • 6 am to 7 pm - Inbound and Outbound traffic

Rockville Pike at North Drive: Employees Only 

  • 6 am to 10am - Inbound traffic only

Rockville Pike at NIH Gateway Drive: Visitors Only

  • 5am – 10pm, Monday – Friday 

Old Georgetown Road at Lincoln Drive: Employees Only

  • Lincoln Drive: 5am – 9pm, Monday – Friday; Weekends/Holidays 6am – 4pm, entrance and exit

Old Georgetown Road at South Drive: Employees Only

  • South Drive: 6am – 7pm, Monday – Friday, entrance and exit

Old Georgetown Road at Center Drive : Employees Only

  • CLOSED UNTIL 2028

Cedar Lane at West Drive: Patients and Patient Visitors Only

  • This entrance is for inbound traffic only
  • Clinical Center Hospitality staff will assist patients at the entrance
  • 6 am to 10 pm - 7 days a week

Commercial Vehicle Inspection Facility (CVIF): Commercial/Visitor Vehicles Only

  • Building 67: Rockville Pike - between North Dr. and Wilson Dr.
  • Open 24 hours - Inbound traffic only
  • After 10 pm on weekdays, all day weekends and holidays, all visitors in vehicles or as pedestrians should enter via the CVIF

Pedestrian Entrances: 

Stand-alone Pedestrian portals: Employees Only

  • Open 24 hours a day

NIH Gateway Center at Metro: Employees and Visitors

  • 6 am to 10 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Closed on Weekends and Observed Holidays
  • After 10 pm on weekdays, all day weekends and holidays, pedestrian visitors should enter campus via the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Facility (CVIF) - Building 67 (on Rockville Pike between North Drive and Wilson Drive
  • Patients and patients’ visitors are also welcome to use the West Drive Patient Entrance, 6am – 10pm, 7 days a week.)

Employee Turnstiles at Vehicle Entrances

  • Open During Vehicle Hours Of Operation

Weekend/Holiday/After Hours Campus Access:

(These hours also apply to most weather-related closures)

Rockville Pike at South Drive (Metro)

  • Open 24 hours a day - Inbound and Outbound traffic

Old Georgetown Road at Lincoln Drive

  • Saturday: 6 am to  4pm - Inbound and Outbound traffic
  • Sunday: 6 am to 4 pm -Inbound and Outbound traffic
  • Holidays: 6 am to 7 pm - Inbound and Outbound traffic

Commercial Vehicle Inspection Facility (CVIF)

  • Open 24 hours - Inbound traffic only
  • After 10 pm on weekdays, all day weekends and holidays, visitors in vehicles or as pedestrians should enter via the CVIF

Cedar Lane at West Drive: Patients and Patient Visitors Only

  • This entrance is for inbound traffic only
  • Clinical Center Hospitality staff will assist patients at the entrance
  • 6 am to 10 pm -- 7 days a week