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Parking Instructions

Garage Directions

Visitor parking is available in several hospital parking garages.  There is a flat fee for garage parking of $2.00.  Commercial parking lots are also located in the vicinity of the hospital; however, we encourage you to pay close attention to parking rates and guidelines.  For the safety of our visitors, an escort to your car is available by calling Security at extension 331-1309.

Valet Parking is available at the Clinch Avenue hospital entrance and our Center for Advanced Medicine, located at 1819 Clinch Avenue.  Valet parking fees are $5.00 General Public.  Valet handicapped parking is free with a valid placard or license plate.

Laurel Avenue Garage

Ideal for:

  • Emergency Department
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center
  • Trustees Tower

Rate: $2 per day

From the West:
Take I-40 East
Take exit number 387 – toward 17th Street/Western Avenue
Immediately get in the right lane
Turn right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Highland Avenue
Turn left onto 19th Street
Parking garage entrance is on your left

From the East:
Take I-40 West
Take exit number 387 towards TN-62/17th Street/Western Avenue
Turn slight right onto Ailor Avenue
Turn slight right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Highland Avenue
Turn left onto 19th Street
Parking garage entrance is on your left

From the South:
Take Alcoa Hwy/TN-115 N/TN-73 N
Take the US-11 Kingston Pike/US-70 ramp
Turn right onto Kingston Pike
Turn left onto 21st Street
Turn right onto Laurel Avenue  
Turn left onto 19th Street
Parking garage entrance is immediately on your right

From the North:
Take I-75 South
Take I-275 S toward Asheville
Merge onto I-40 West
Take exit number 387 toward TN-62/17th Street/Western Avenue
Turn slight right onto Ailor Avenue
Turn slight right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Highland Avenue
Turn left onto 19th Street
Garage entrance is on your left

Center for Advanced Medicine Garage

Ideal for:

  • Emergency Department
  • Labor & Delivery
  • The Center for Advanced Medicine

Rate: $2 per day

From the West:
Take I-40 East
Take exit number 387 – toward 17th Street/Western Avenue
Immediately get in the right lane
Turn right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Highland Avenue
Turn left onto 19th Street
Turn left on Laurel Avenue
Parking garage entrance is on your right

From the East:
Take I-40 West
Take exit number 387 towards TN-62/17th Street/Western Avenue
Turn slight right onto Ailor Avenue
Turn slight right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Grand Avenue
Turn left onto 19th Street
Turn left onto Laurel Ave
Parking garage entrance is on your right

From the South:
Take Alcoa Hwy/TN-115 N/TN-73 N
Take the US-11 Kingston Pike/US-70 ramp
Turn right onto Kingston Pike
Turn left onto 21st Street
Turn right onto Laurel Avenue  
Turn left onto 19th Street
Turn left on Laurel Avenue
Parking Garage entrance is immediately on your right

From the North:
Take I-75 South
Take I-275 S toward Asheville
Merge onto I-40 West
Take exit number 387 toward TN-62/17th Street/Western Avenue
Turn slight right onto Ailor Avenue
Turn slight right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Grand Avenue
Turn left onto 19th Street
Turn left on Laurel Avenue
Parking garage entrance is on your right

Thompson Cancer Survival Center Garage

Ideal for:

  • Inpatient visitors
  • Registration
  • Radiology
  • The Center for Advanced Medicine
  • Thompson Cancer Survival Center
  • Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center

Rate: $2 per day

From the West:
Take I-40 East
Take the exit number 387 – toward 17th Street/Western Avenue
Immediately get in the right lane
Turn right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Clinch Avenue
Parking garage entrance is on your left

From the East:
Take I-40 West
Take exit number 387 towards TN-62/17th Street/Western Avenue
Turn slight right onto Ailor Avenue
Turn slight right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Clinch Avenue
Parking garage entrance is on your left

From the South:
Take Alcoa Hwy/TN-115 N/TN-73 N
Take the US-11 Kingston Pike/US-70 ramp
Turn right onto Kingston Pike
Turn left onto 19th Street
Turn left onto Clinch Avenue 
Parking garage entrance is immediately on your left

From the North:
Take I-75 South
Take I-275 S toward Asheville
Merge onto I-40 West
Take exit number 387 toward TN-62/17th Street/Western Avenue
Turn slight right onto Ailor Avenue
Turn slight right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Clinch Avenue
Parking garage entrance is on your left

Newland Garage

Ideal for:

  • Newland Professional Building

Rate: $2 per day

From the West:
Take I-40 East
Take the TN-62 exit – towards 17th Street/Western Avenue
Immediately get in the right lane
Turn right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Grand Avenue
Turn left onto 21st Street
 Parking garage entrance is on your left

From the East:
Take I-40 West
Take exit number 387 towards TN-62/17th Street/Western Avenue
Turn slight right onto Ailor Avenue
Turn slight right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Highland Avenue
Parking garage entrance is on your left

From the South:
Take Alcoa Hwy/TN-115 N/TN-73 N
Take the US-11 Kingston Pike/US-70 ramp
Turn right onto Kingston Pike
Turn left onto 20th Street
Parking garage entrance is on your left

From the North:
Take I-75 South
Take I-275 S toward Asheville
Merge onto I-40 West
Take exit number 387 toward TN-62/17th Street/Western Avenue
Turn slight right onto Ailor Avenue
Turn slight right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Highland Avenue
Parking garage entrance is on your left

Fort Sanders Professional Building Garage

Ideal for:

  • Fort Sanders Professional Building

Rate: $2 per day

From the West:
Take I-40 East
Take exit number 387 – toward 17th Street/Western Avenue
Immediately get in the right lane
Turn right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Clinch Avenue
Turn right onto 20th Street
Parking garage entrance  is on your left

From the East:
Take I-40 West
Take exit number 387 towards TN-62/17th Street/Western Avenue
Turn slight right onto Ailor Avenue
Turn slight right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Grand Avenue
Turn left onto 21st Street
Parking garage entrance is on your left

From the South:
Take the Alcoa Hwy/TN-115 N/TN-73 N
Take the US-11 Kingston Pike/US-70 ramp
Turn right onto Kingston Pike
Turn left onto 20th Street 
Parking garage entrance is on your left

From the North:
Take I-75 South
Take I-275 S toward Asheville
Merge onto I-40 West
Take exit number 387 toward TN-62/17th Street/Western Avenue
Turn slight right onto Ailor Avenue
Turn slight right onto 17th Street
Turn right onto Grand Avenue
Turn left onto 21st Street
Parking garage entrance is on your left


Patient Stories

  • Back in the Saddle

    After spine surgery at Fort Sanders Regional, Michelle Rose is finally free from the suffering that held her back for so long.

  • Going Beyond the Limit

    Tammy Brooks arrived by helicopter at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center at least 24 hours – maybe even several days – after suffering an acute ischemic stroke.

  • WATE-TV: East Tennessee man survives one of the deadliest types of stroke

    A local man survived the type of stroke that normally kills 80 percent of its victims. He’s doing so well, he just moved to Europe and is enjoying life to its fullest. It’s been three and a half years since Ken Harrawood suffered a stroke. It hit while he was driving to Y-12 for his first day of work with Bechtel. He now lives in Manchester, England.

  • WATE-TV: Technician who works with stroke patients becomes one himself

    Adam Hill gets the tools in place for the next life-saving surgery in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As lead tech, Hill knows this place like the back of his hand. He never dreamed he’d be a patient receiving treatment here, suffering from a ruptured aneurysm, like so many patients he’s helped treat.

  • Fast Action Makes a Difference for Stroke Patient

    Since recovering from a stroke, Paul DeWitt appreciates simple pleasures that are easily taken for granted. He grasps a cup of coffee. He smiles and laughs. He even appreciates the ability to whistle.

  • Doctors Use Tiny Vacuum To Help Stroke Patients

    Jane Coleman heard her husband make an odd noise, “almost like hiccups but not exactly,” but when she turned to look at him, she knew immediately what was happening: He was having a stroke.