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VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

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University Drive Campus

Consolidation Building at the University Drive campus
Directions to University Drive Campus

Parking at VA Pittsburgh's University Drive Facility

We are experiencing parking congestion at our University Drive campus. Some Veterans, visitors and staff are waiting longer than usual to park and access the facility. We apologize if you are affected by this congestion.

If you have an appointment at our University Drive campus, especially during late mornings or early afternoons, we encourage you to take public transportation, carpool, or leave extra time to account for parking delays.

Patient care remains a top priority. We are actively working on solutions to resolve this issue.

Should you have concerns or questions regarding this matter, please contact our Veterans Experience Office at (412) 360-3547.

From South & West to University Drive campus

  • I-376 East through the Fort Pitt Tunnels
  • Take the Monroeville exit continuing on I-376 East
  • Take the Oakland exit to Forbes Ave.
  • Left on McKee Place
  • Cross the intersection of Fifth Ave. onto Darragh St.
  • Right on Allequippa St. (At Trees Hall);
  • VAPHS is on the left

From North to University Drive campus

  • I-579 South over Veterans Bridge
  • Follow signs for I-376 East (Monroeville)
  • Merge on the Blvd. of the Allies
  • Exit left on to Forbes Ave.
  • Left on McKee Place
  • Cross the intersection of Fifth Ave. onto Darragh St.
  • Right onto Allequippa St. (At Trees Hall);
  • VAPHS is on the left

From East to University Drive campus

  • I-376 West through the Squirrel Hill Tunnels
  • Take the Oakland exit
  • Right on Bates St.
  • Left on McKee Place
  • Cross the intersection of Fifth Ave. onto Darragh St.
  • Right on Allequippa St. (At Trees Hall)
  • VAPHS is on the left

From H.J. Heinz campus to University Drive campus

  • Left on Delafield Rd.
  • Right on Freeport Rd.
  • Take the ramp to the Highland Park Bridge
  • Take the left lane exit onto Washington Blvd.
  • Make the first right and continue on Washington Blvd.
  • Cross Penn Avenue and the road changes to Fifth Ave.
  • Right on N. Craig St.
  • Left on Centre Ave.
  • Left on Allequippa St.
  • VAPHS is on the right

Additional GPS Information

When programming your GPS for directions, use either one of the following:

  • Intersection:
    Brackenridge St. & Allequippa St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Coordinates:
    LAT: 40.446498 LONG: -79.960084 - OR - 40° 26' 47" N 79° 57' 36" W

About the University Drive Campus

The University Drive campus of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, adjacent to University of Pittsburgh’s Petersen Events Center. It is an acute care and inpatient behavioral health facility with 146 beds available for medical, neurological, and surgical care in the main facility and 78 secure, private psychiatric beds in the consolidation building. This campus also receives the most outpatient visits of all VAPHS facilities.

Specialized services available at the University Drive campus include speech and audiology, dermatology, optometry/ophthalmology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, sleep studies, urology, and more. The campus is also home to national, independent liver and renal transplant centers, along with a regional cardiac surgery center and an oncology referral center. In addition, our Women Veterans Health and Renal Dialysis programs have earned recognition as National Centers of Clinical Excellence.

A Fisher House is located on the University Drive campus. A "home away from home," the Fisher House provides accommodations for Veterans' families so they can stay with their loved one during hospitalization. This is the first Fisher House in the state of Pennsylvania.

In addition, a three-story research office building is located on the University Drive campus. The building encompasses more than 99,000 square feet of office and laboratory facilities for our investigators to advance their research and help VA Pittsburgh offer Veterans expanded programs and innovative therapies.


University Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15240

Phone & Fax

Phone: 412-822-2222 Or 866-482-7488
Fax: 412-360-6789

Hours of Operation

24 hours a day
Administrative Hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F

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40°26'47"N 79°57'36"W