Parking and Transportation
Visitors coming to Olin Health Center are encouraged to use the Courtesy Van, or to park in the MSU Grand River Parking Ramp next to Olin. The parking is Pay-by-Plate, and Olin does not validate or pay for parking within this parking structure.
Parking stubs from East Lansing parking lots and structures can be validated within Olin at the clinic in which a patient is treated.
For visitors to the Neighborhood Clinics, parking is extremely limited.
The Olin Courtesy Van is available year-round to transport students who, because of illness or injury, would have difficulty getting to and from the Olin Health Center. This service is available to all students within a one-mile radius of the University. To reserve a ride, call 517.353.4700.
When Olin Health Center is closed and non-emergency medical care is desired or recommended by the Phone Information Nurse, students can call DD's Downtown Taxi for transport to a local urgent care clinic or hospital. Cost of the after hours taxi ride will be paid by Student Health Services*.
When Olin Health Center is open, and a student prefers to use an urgent care clinic off campus, the student should expect to cover the cost of transportation. If it is not a medical emergency and an ambulance is not required, for an average of $2/mile or $3/person, students may call a cab for transportation to the hospital or urgent care clinic. Below is the contact information for local cab companies:
*DD's Downtown Taxi: 517.252.4498
Big Daddy: 517.367.7474
For a more comprehensive list of licensed taxis, please visit the City of East Lansing website.