Visitors, Patients, Patient Visitors Entering the NIH Bethesda Campus

Visitors:

To Enter Campus by Car

Vehicles inspected and visitor badges issued at NIH Gateway vehicle inspection station.

To Enter Campus on Foot

  • NIH Gateway Center at Metro – 6am to 10 pm M-F
  • NIH West Visitor Center at Old Georgetown Rd. and South Dr. - 6 am to 12 pm Monday - Friday

See campus map External website for visitors with entrances and hours, or NIH Visitors and Security – Getting on and Off Campus External website

Visitor badges issued at NIH Gateway Center and West Visitor Center

Patients and Patient Visitors:

To Enter Campus by Car

  • NIH Patient Entrance at Cedar Lane and West Drive – Inbound Traffic Only: 6am to 10pm; 7 days a week
  • NIH Gateway Vehicle Inspection Station – 5am to 10pm M-F
  • Commercial Vehicle Inspection Facility (CVIF) - 24/7

See Getting to the NIH Clinical Center External website

Assistance provided by the Clinical Center Hospitality Staff at the NIH Patient Entrance.

To Enter Campus on Foot

  • NIH Patient Entrance at Cedar Lane and West Drive – Inbount Traffic Only: 6am to 10pm; 7 days a week
  • NIH Gateway Center at Metro – 6am to 10 pm M-F​

See Getting to the NIH Clinical Center External website

Assistance provided by the Clinical Center Hospitality Staff at the NIH Patient Entrance.

Questions? Contact the ORS Information Line at orsinfo@mail.nih.gov or
call 301-594-6677, TTY 301-435-1908.

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