Directions & Parking

Due to multiple construction projects in our neighborhood we are experiencing parking issues on and near the main downtown campus. Please allow extra time to find a place to park, or consider the many transit options that serve our downtown neighborhood.

Entrance Emergency Department 8th Street Photo


Hennepin County Medical Center's main campus is located in downtown Minneapolis on Sixth Street and Park Avenue. We also operate neighborhood and community clinics throughout Minneapolis and in surrounding communities. For more information about our clinics and specialty centers, access the Patient Care section.

Main Campus Entrances

Hospital Entrances Photo

Red Building public entrance on 8th Street — 730 South 8th Street
The 730 S. 8th Street Red Building entrance is the only public entrance open after 6PM and on weekends.

Purple Building entrance on 7th Street — 716 South 7th Street
Blue Building entrance on 8th Street — 900 South 8th Street

Use the Blue or Red entrance get to the Orange and Green buildings. Use the Blue entrance to access the Shapiro Building.

Taking the Bus or Light Rail Transit to HCMC

HCMC is located at the corner of Park Avenue and 6th Street, conveniently located just 1-1/2 blocks south of the Downtown East/Metrodome station of the Light Rail Transit line. Visit the Metro Transit website for more information about bus and light rail routes and time schedules.

Driving Directions

For recorded directions, call 612-873-9800.

From the Northwest
94 East to Exit 230 (4th Street). Follow 4th Street to Chicago; turn right onto Chicago until South 7th Street.

From the Northeast
I-35W south to the Washington Avenue South exit. Turn right onto Washington Avenue and go several blocks to Chicago Avenue. Turn left on Chicago Avenue and travel five blocks to South 7th Street.

From the East
94 West to Exit 234B (5th Street). Follow 5th Street around the Dome; turn left onto Chicago until South 7th Street.

From the South
35W North to Exit 16A (Downtown). Take 5th Avenue and follow 5th Avenue to 8th Street. Turn right onto 8th Street and take to Chicago Avenue; turn left onto Chicago Avenue until South 7th Street.

From the West
394 East to Exit 9B (6th Street). Follow 6th Street until Chicago Avenue; turn right on Chicago Avenue until South 7th Street.