FAES Administrative Staff
Lynn Johnson Langer, PhD, MBA
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Retail Services Program Manager
Retail Services Associates
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Christina Farias, MBA
Communications & Office Manager
National Institutes of Health
Directions to the NIH Main Campus
National Institutes of Health
NIH Gateway Drive
NIH Gateway Center Vehicle Inspection:
24 hours, 7 days a week
To learn more about visitor and security issues at the NIH, visit: http://www.nih.gov/about/visitor/index.htm.
For questions about campus access, please contact the ORS Information Line at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-594-6677, TTY–301-435-1908.
From the Capital Beltway in Northern Virginia or Maryland:
Take the Beltway (495) Westbound (Outer Loop) or Northbound (Inner Loop)
Take exit 36 to Old Georgetown Road, South Turn left onto W Cedar Lane
Yield right onto Rockville Pike
Follow signs to the Main Visitor’s entrance is on the right
General Visitor Parking Information:
Visitors (other than patients) parking at the Gateway Parking Garage (MLP-11) and in designated visitor parking lot:
Monday–Friday, 7am–7pm: $2.00 per hour for the first three hours $12.00 for the entire day Metered parking lots: Monday–Friday, 7am–7pm $2 per hour
The NIH has implemented security measures to help ensure the safety of our patients, employees, guests and facilities. All visitors must enter through the NIH Gateway Center at Metro or the West Gateway Visitor Center. You will be asked to submit to a vehicle or personal inspection.
Visitors over 15 years of age must provide a form of government-issued ID such as a driver’s license or passport. Visitors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Vehicle Inspections—All vehicles and their contents will be inspected upon entering the campus. Additionally, all vehicles entering certain parking areas will be inspected, regardless of any prior inspection. Drivers will be required to present their driver’s license and may be asked to open the trunk and hood. If you are physically unable to perform this function, please inform the inspector and they will assist you.
Vehicle inspection may consist of any combination of the following: Detection Dogs Teams (K-9), Electronic Detection Devices and Manual Inspection.
After inspection, you will be issued a vehicle inspection pass. It must be displayed on your vehicle’s dashboard while you are on campus. The inspection pass is not a “parking permit.” It only grants your vehicle access to enter the campus. You can only park in designated parking areas. (See campus map.)
Personal Inspections—All visitors should be prepared to submit to a personal inspection prior to entering the campus. These inspections may be conducted with a handheld monitoring device, a metal detector and by visible inspection. Additionally, your personal belongings may be inspected and passed through an x-ray machine.
Firearms, explosives, archery equipment, dangerous weapons, knives with blades over 2 1/2 inches, alcoholic beverages and open containers of alcohol are examples of prohibited items on the NIH campus.
Visitor passes must be prominently displayed at all times while on the NIH campus.