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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt


These directions will bring you to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital located on the campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

From the West

  • From I-40 take Exit 206 to I-440 East, toward Knoxville.
  • Merge onto I-440 East.
  • From I-440 take exit 3 for US-431/21st Ave./Hillsboro Pike.
  • Take 21st Avenue North/US-431.
  • Continue onto 21st Avenue South. Turn right at
    Children's Way.

From the East

  • Take I-40 West toward Knoxville.
  • Merge onto I-65 South Exit 210B on the left,
    toward Huntsville.
  • Take the Wedgewood Avenue exit, Exit 81.
  • Turn right onto Wedgewood Avenue.
  • Turn right onto 21st Avenue S/US 431/TN-106.
  • Take the first left onto Children's Way.

Using Your GPS

Address: 2200 Children's Way, Nashville, TN 37232
Points of Interest: Hospitals in Nashville


For patients and families, the most convenient parking garage is the South Garage. There is no charge for patient or visitor parking when the tickets are validated at the second-floor information desk. For long-term parking, the patient or visitor should check with the Parking Facilities Office by calling 615-936-1215.

Valet Parking 

Complimentary valet parking is available at the main entrance to the first floor.

Shuttle Services 

Shuttle services are available. Shuttle hours are from 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. To board a shuttle, go to the patient drop-off area located on the P-1 level outside of Medical Center East or to the front of the children's hospital.

The Hospitality Shuttle Route service is provided to families and friends of patients with extended care. This shuttle route provides transportation to the Ronald McDonald House as well as having an on-call service for Ronald McDonald, Hospitality House, Holiday Inn, Marriott and Loews - for information, call 615-936-1215.

Ronald McDonald House Lounge 

The Ronald McDonald House Lounge is an area for parents, family members and visitors from the entire hospital to gather in a home-like environment. Snacks and refreshments are available. The Ronald McDonald House Lounge is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday when volunteers are present to open the lounge.


The area surrounding the children's hospital is full
of places to stay. For a list of local lodging, please visit