James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital - Tampa, Florida
Parking and Transportation
NOTE: Parking, shuttle and visitation policy changes are being made due to the enhanced screening measures for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check our status page (https://www.tampa.va.gov/patients/prepare.asp) and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/VATampa/) for the most up to date information.
It has come to our attention that employees are parking at the out-patient pharmacy and dermatology clinic south of the hospital on Bruce B. Downs and walking/riding the shuttle to the hospital. Please note, the VA does not own this property and has only been allotted a limited number of spaces for Veterans as well as employees who work in that building to park. If you park there and do not work in the pharmacy and dermatology clinic, you are risk of being towed by the property owner. He has advised that he intends to tow vehicles at some point in the near future. We do not want any of our employees to experience the burden and frustration associated with towing, so please use the options detailed below for parking and transportation options.
Handicapped parking is available on all floors of the Parking Garage, in front of the ED, and in the Spinal Cord Injury parking lot - both self-parking and valet (see below).
Patient valet parking is available at the Spinal Cord Injury Building Main Entrance from 0700 to 1700 (Monday through Friday). This service is best suited for access challenged patients who have appointments within Spinal Cord Injury. These spaces are limited and may fill up early.
Patient valet service and the shuttle to the main hospital at the Freedom Parking Lot has been suspended until firther notice. There is still ample parking available in Freedom.
Patient self-parking at the Parking Garage can be full by 0900 on some days. Please use the Freedom Parking Lot, as needed. From the Parking Garage, you can access all stops via the Tram and Shuttle Service.
The Juliet and Liberty lots are available for employee parking.
Shuttles and Trams
The Green Route Golf Cart/Trams are golf carts that transport patients, visitors and staff from the parking garage to the SCI Entrance, B68 & T80 Clinics and the ED Entrance. This service is available from 0600 to 1700 (Monday through Friday). Please note that trams are NOT ADA-compliant and cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
All Offsite Shuttles have been suspended until further notice.
NOTE: The golf cart trams are still operational, but all other shuttles have been temporarily suspended.
Bay Pines Shuttle
Departs Tampa at 6:45 a.m./departs Bay Pines at 8:30 a.m. and departs Tampa at 12:30 p.m./departs Bay Pines at 1:30 p.m. Patients must request by visiting the Travel Office to request a ridership ticket. Call (813) 610-0006.
Veteran Transportation Services
VTS supplements existing transportation to get Veterans to and from their medical appointments. Riders must be a Veteran and enrolled in VA health care, and may be accompanied by one caregiver, spouse or family member. Reservations must be made one day in advance. Visit https://www.vetride.net/ for more information and to reserve a ride.
Dispatcher: (813) 972-2000 ext. 5683 or ext. 5881
VTS toll free: (844) 842-6040
NOTE: DAV Transportation has been suspended until further notice due to the current health crisis.
DAV will provide transportation from several areas in the JAHVH catchment area after hour. Visit http://www.dav.org for details.
From the Main Hospital: (813) 972-2000 ext. 6596
From Sun City Center: (813) 642-0302
From Hernando County/Brooksville/Spring Hill: (352) 754-4033
From West Pasco County/New Port Richey/Holiday: (727) 848-3384
Special Mode Transportation/Beneficiary Travel
Provides wheelchair/stretcher transport to eligible Veterans from home to VA for appointments as well as return home. See Primary Care, your social worker or the Travel Office for details.
POC: (813) 972-2000 ext. 1783/6208/7577