Parking Exit Rate
Payment is made each time one exits from a parking lot
Allows for multiple exits in a 24-hour period
5-Days Per-Year Pass
A 5-day parking pass, allowing for multiple visits and exits each day the pass is used.
The Pass expires after being used for five days. The pass does not have to be used for consecutive days and expires 12-months from the day of purchase.
10-Days Per-Year Pass
A 10-day parking pass, allowing for multiple visits and exits each day the pass is used.
The Pass expires after being used for ten days. The pass does not have to be used for consecutive days and expires 12-months from the day of purchase.
30-Days Per-Year Pass
A 30-day parking pass, allowing for multiple visits and exits each day the pass is used.
The Pass expires after being used for 30 days. The pass does not have to be used for consecutive days and expires 12-months from the day of purchase.
Monthly / Staff Pass
A 30-day parking pass, allowing for multiple visits and exits per day of the consecutive 30 day period.
Daily Maximum Rate*
*As defined by the Hospital Parking Directive
What Parking Pass Option Is Best For My Needs?
It depends on how frequently you come to the SAH. Choose the option below that best describes you specific needs.
- Parking Exit Pass: $6 per exit
- 24-Hour Pass: $10 per 24-hour period
Parking - Question & Answers
Are there same day in and out privileges?
Yes, for this option please purchase one of our pass options. Our pass options allow for multiple visits on any given day.
Are there accessible parking spaces?
There are a number of accessible parking spots located within close proximity to the entrance to both the main entrance, the East Entrance and the Emergency Department.
Is there short-term parking?
Sault Area Hospital also offers limited metered parking for short visits. The rate is $1.00 per every 15 minutes up to a maximum of 1 hour.
Questions About The New System
Why is the parking system changing?
For the convenience of patients and visitors, SAH has upgraded its Parking system. This upgrade allows SAH to offer additional parking rates, allowing patients, visitors, and families to choose the best rate that meets their needs. It will also introduce credit and debit payment options.
What are the benefits of this new parking system?
We have now introduced a 24-hour pass, allowing for unlimited exits in a 24-hour period.
Parking passes (24-Hour, 5-Day, 10-Day, 30-Day, and Monthly) are now available for purchase at
the parking pay stations located throughout the hospital any time of the day, 7 days per week.
Rates for 5-day and 10-day passes are being reduced by $10 and $15, respectively. Payment options have been expanded to now include Debit and Credit Cards. There will now be the option to pay at the exit gate with a credit card or debit tap.
“Tokens” can still be purchased from the Cashier’s office, but they will be paper-based rather than a coin.
Is the price of parking going up?
No, the cost of parking is not going up. In fact, 5-day and 10-day passes are being reduced by $10 and $15 respectively. All other parking rates remain the same.
How do I Pay For Parking?
When you first arrive at one of the four parking lots at SAH, you will receive a barcoded ticket upon entry. You can bring the ticket with you into the hospital and, once you have finished your appointment, you use one of the pay stations located throughout SAH to pay for parking. Alternatively, you can also pay at the parking lot exit gate with your debit or credit card. The bar-coded ticket must be used to exit the lot.
Where are the Pay Stations Located?
Pay stations accepting cash, debit, and credit cards are located in four locations inside the hospital:
- Front Lobby alcove on Level 2
- Cafeteria on Level 1
- South Entrance Vestibule on Level 2
- Emergency Department Vestibule on Level 2
What are the payment options with the new system?
Patients and visitors will now have the option to pay either inside at a designated pay station (cash, credit, or debit) or via tap at the gate before they exit the parking lot (debit or credit only).
Additionally, those interested in purchasing; 24-hour, 5-day, 10-day, 30-day, or monthly passes can now buy them directly from any of the pay stations inside SAH.
What if I forget to pay at the pay station inside?
The exit gate will accept tap payment from credit card and debit cards if you have forgotten to pay inside at a pay station.
I have purchased a parking pass. How do I enter and exit the parking lot?
With a day, week, or monthly pass, you will need to keep your parking ticket for the length of time purchased. So when you enter the lot the next time, do not take a new ticket. Instead, insert your ticket into the machine—it will be returned for you to use again, and the gate will open. It is the same to exit the lot. Insert the ticket, it will be returned to you, and the gate will open. Please remember to take your receipt after purchasing a pass in the event you lose your ticket.
Where does the money collected from parking fees go?
Ontario hospitals rely on parking fees as a revenue source to supplement government funding. Parking revenues are used both to offset ongoing maintenance costs and generate revenue which supports vital community patient care programs.
Public Transit Information
Public transportation is available via three bus routes (GNR R2, Riverside R5, and Steelton R7).
GNR and Riverside Routes have transit stops located near the west (lobby) entrance, with Steelton Route providing service to the Emergency Department entrance as well as the southeast portion of the roadway surrounding the hospital.
For more information, visit the City of Sault Ste. Marie website.