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N​ormal Weekday Campus Access - Monday through Friday:

Rockville Pike at Wilson Drive: Emp​​​loyees 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 

  • 5am to 10am - Weekdays, Inbound traffic only

  • Open to outbound traffic (right turn only) on weekdays, 3pm-7pm

Rockville Pike at NIH Gateway Drive: Visitors Only

  • 4am - 9pm, 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

  • Open weekdays from 6am – 10am. The afternoon part will still remain closed.

Old Georgetown Road at Center Drive : Employees Only

  • CLOSED UNTIL 2028

Cedar Lane at West Drive: Patients and Patient Visitors Only

  • Closed through March 11, 2024 

  • 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

  • NIH Gateway Drive Main Patient/ Patient Visitor Entrance January 16 – March 10
  • ​​Weekdays 4am–10pm Weekends 6am–10pm
  • Closed on observed holidays.​

Beginning March 11, 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 Center 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
  • Closed through March 11, 2024​ 

  • 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​