Smilow Cancer Hospital treats more cancer patients than any other hospital in Connecticut. A team from one of Smilow's 13 cancer programs is available to discuss each patient's diagnosis and therapy options.

This results in the development of a unique, comprehensive treatment plan for each patient that can include surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, a combination of treatments or conservative monitoring. Smilow Cancer Hospital is a leader in personalized cancer care through innovative tumor profiling techniques used to analyze every patient's cancer.

At Smilow Cancer Hospital, we are committed to making sure that each patient has an outstanding and positive cancer care experience; and to a steadfast focus on patient- and family-centered care. We offer the latest in screening and diagnosis, genetic counseling, treatment, psychosocial support, pain management, rehabilitation and long-term, follow-up care. Building on the scientific traditions of Yale University, we are dedicated to interdisciplinary cancer research in basic science, translational research and prevention and control. Our patients often have the opportunity to take advantage of clinical trials not available at most hospitals.

Personalized Medicine

A revolution is happening in cancer treatment: we have cracked cancer’s genetic codes. We can now find out about your cancer at its most fundamental molecular biology detail, then we can target therapies that are dedicated to you. These treatments fight cancer while allowing you to feel stronger and healthier. At Smilow Cancer Hospital, we are on the cutting edge of personalized medicine.

Patient-Centered Care

Patient-centered care means getting to know you: your priorities and your goals, and what makes you unique physically and emotionally. It means putting you at the center of treatment and giving you and your family a voice in the process. With this understanding, we can develop more a focused and more compassionate course of treatment. Patient-centered care at Smilow Cancer Hospital is grounded in dignity and respect, collaboration, active participation and support.

Working Towards a Cure Through Research

We are taking the laboratory advances that are being discovered every day by our researchers, on how cancer cells communicate and grow, and bringing them into the clinic and advancing cancer care for our patients. With these advances, we are finding the right drugs that attack only the abnormal cells. By using technology to help specialists diagnose cancer earlier and successfully perform even the most complex procedures, we are transforming cancer treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Expertise & Specialization

At Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, hundreds of specialists are changing the face of cancer treatment. From scientists to physicians to nurses, they are among the best at treating specific types of cancer. On any given day, teams of these specialists meet to determine the best course of treatment for a single patient. It is their expertise that is giving patients more effective options for overcoming cancer. The intersection of personalized, patient-centered care with the latest scientific advances is what is 

Directions & Parking

Driving Directions to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

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YNHH encourages patients and visitors to use valet parking or park in designated garages. The hospital does not cover the cost of parking for patients and family members; please remember to review the pricing and time increments for each facility and budget accordingly. Call the Parking and Transportation Office at 203-688-2623 for questions and concerns. Office is open weekdays 7:30 am - 4 pm.

Hourly/Daily Parking rates: Select facility below for current rates.

Parking Escorts: You may request a YNHH Protective Services escort to any hospital parking facility or the Ronald McDonald House. Call 203-688-2500.

Long-Term Parking:If a patient is expected to be here for more than two weeks, discuss parking options with the social worker.

Please see below for information about specific parking options.

Facility Overview
The Air Rights Garage is open 24 hours a day and located between MLK Jr. Boulevard and South Frontage roads, straddling York St. Hourly, half-day, daily and monthly rates are available. Special parking spaces for disabled visitors are located next to the elevators on each parking level. The garage is monitored by Yale New Haven Hospital Security Services. A covered pedestrian bridge connects the second floor of the garage to the 20 York Street entrance of the hospital.

0-5 hours: $3 per hour
5-10 hours: $13 flat rate
10-24 hours: $18 (daily maximum) 

Hours: Open 24 hours

  • Parking escorts available 24/7 - Call protective Services at 203-688-2500
  • For information about long-term rates due to an extended stay, please contact Patient Relations at 203-688-3430 or your assigned social worker.

Walking Directions
A covered pedestrian bridge connects the second floor of the garage to the 20 York Street entrance of the hospital.

2$ per Hour

Hours: M-F, 6am - 9pm

Walking Directions
From Congress Avenue cross Howard Avenue and enter the Howard Avenue Parking Garage on your right.

Keep your parking ticket with you; when you are ready to leave please present your ticket at any valet entrances. After 9 pm please call 203-688-2510 or go to the Pediatric Emergency or Adult Emergency Entrances (valet stand) to retrieve your car.

  • Main Hospital Entrance (20 York St.): Weekdays 5 am - 9 pm; weekends 9 am – 9 pm
  • Children’s Hospital Entrance (Corner of Park St. & Howard Ave.): Weekdays 5 am - 9pm; weekends 9 am – 9 pm
  • Smilow Cancer Hospital (35 Park St.): Weekdays 5 am - 9 pm; weekends 9 am – 9 pm
  • Dana Valet (789 Howard Ave.): Weekdays 5 am- 11 pm; Saturday 6:30 am – 4 pm; closed Sunday.
  • Pediatric Emergency Entrance (Corner of Park St. & Howard Ave.): 24 hours per day/7 days per week.
  • Adult Emergency Entrance(20 York St.) 24 hours per day/7 days per week.

Call the Parking and Transportation Office at 203-688-2623 for current rates for valet parking. Office is open weekdays 7:30 am - 4 pm.

  • You will be greeted by the valet who will issue you a valet ticket and assist you to the hospital.
  • Your car will be parked in a secure lot.
  • When you are ready to leave, you can return to the valet location, the vale will accept your ticket and calculate any applicable parking charges. (Please Note: you can have your vehicle returned to any of the above listed valet entrances, it does not need to be the one you arrived at originally).
  • If you need to retrieve your vehicle after hours you can call 203-688-6067 with your claim check number or you can speak to the Protective Services representative and they will call for you.
  • Parking escorts are available all day, every day to accompany visitors to any hospital parking facility, call Protective Services at 203-688-2500.

Public Transportation

Bus Route Overview: Visit cttransit.com or call the CT Transit Telephone Information Center at 203-624-0151 for times and more info.

Route B
West Haven to Yale New Haven Hospital

Route O
Sylvan Ave./Route 1, Milford to Yale New Haven Hospital

Downtown Commuter Connection/Shore Line East
Shuttle service from Union Station to York & Cedar

Additional Information

ED Parking Overview

  • Parking is validated for patients and families driving themselves to Yale New Haven Hospital ED only. If admitted, cars should be moved to the Air Rights Garage.
  • If lot is full, see parking attendant or protective services for Valet Parking.
  • Parking escorts are available all day, every day to accompany visitors to any hospital parking facility — call Protective Services at (203) 688-2500.

Lodging & Nearby Services

When patients are faced with short- or long-term inpatient hospital care, families and caregivers can stay comfortably nearby. The Suites at Yale New Haven is a new hotel offered by Yale New Haven Hospital. In addition, there are a number of hotels and accommodations in New Haven that fit all needs and budgets.

The Suites at Yale New Haven

Located minutes from Yale New Haven Hospital and its Smilow Cancer Hospital, Children's Hospital and Saint Raphael Campus, The Suites, at 25 Dwight Street in New Haven, includes 24 suites with extended stay options. Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available.

With all the comforts of home in a warm and welcoming setting, and just minutes away from Yale New Haven Hospital, The Suites offers many conveniences and amenities, including complimentary transportation to and from the hospital.

For more information and reservations, visit The Suites at Yale New Haven's Web site or call 203-654-7500.

The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut

The Ronald McDonald House is a place where families can stay while their child is being treated at the hospital. A referral from a hospital staff member is required before a family can register as a guest at the House. A modest fee is charged per night.

YNHH offers transportation from the hospital to the Ronald McDonald House. Please call Protective Services at 203-688-2500 in advance of the time you would like to leave.

Visit the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut's Web site or call 203-777-LOVE for more information.

Other Area Hotels

For information about area hotels, please visit INFO New Haven or the Greater New Haven Convention and Visitor Bureau.

If you still have questions about where to stay when you visit Yale New Haven Hospital, please contact Patient Relations at 203-688-3430.