Smilow Cancer Hospital treats more cancer patients than any other hospital in Connecticut. A team from one of Smilow's 13 cancer programs is available to discuss each patient's diagnosis and therapy options.

This results in the development of a unique, comprehensive treatment plan for each patient that can include surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, a combination of treatments or conservative monitoring. Smilow Cancer Hospital is a leader in personalized cancer care through innovative tumor profiling techniques used to analyze every patient's cancer.

At Smilow Cancer Hospital, we are committed to making sure that each patient has an outstanding and positive cancer care experience; and to a steadfast focus on patient- and family-centered care. We offer the latest in screening and diagnosis, genetic counseling, treatment, psychosocial support, pain management, rehabilitation and long-term, follow-up care. Building on the scientific traditions of Yale University, we are dedicated to interdisciplinary cancer research in basic science, translational research and prevention and control. Our patients often have the opportunity to take advantage of clinical trials not available at most hospitals.

Personalized Medicine

A revolution is happening in cancer treatment: we have cracked cancer’s genetic codes. We can now find out about your cancer at its most fundamental molecular biology detail, then we can target therapies that are dedicated to you. These treatments fight cancer while allowing you to feel stronger and healthier. At Smilow Cancer Hospital, we are on the cutting edge of personalized medicine.

Patient-Centered Care

Patient-centered care means getting to know you: your priorities and your goals, and what makes you unique physically and emotionally. It means putting you at the center of treatment and giving you and your family a voice in the process. With this understanding, we can develop more a focused and more compassionate course of treatment. Patient-centered care at Smilow Cancer Hospital is grounded in dignity and respect, collaboration, active participation and support.

Working Towards a Cure Through Research

We are taking the laboratory advances that are being discovered every day by our researchers, on how cancer cells communicate and grow, and bringing them into the clinic and advancing cancer care for our patients. With these advances, we are finding the right drugs that attack only the abnormal cells. By using technology to help specialists diagnose cancer earlier and successfully perform even the most complex procedures, we are transforming cancer treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital.

Expertise & Specialization

At Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, hundreds of specialists are changing the face of cancer treatment. From scientists to physicians to nurses, they are among the best at treating specific types of cancer. On any given day, teams of these specialists meet to determine the best course of treatment for a single patient. It is their expertise that is giving patients more effective options for overcoming cancer.

Directions & Parking

Driving Directions to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven

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Air Rights Garage60 York St.: Short-term parking spaces on floors 4, 6 and 8 are set aside for Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital patients and visitors.

Patient/visitor self-parking rates for floors 4, 6 and 8:

Up to 7 hours $1/hr
7 to 24 hours $20 total

There are two entrances from the garage directly into the hospital:

  • A covered pedestrian bridge connects the garage’s 2nd floor to the hospital’s 20 York St. entrance.
  • A covered entrance through the Park Street Building connects the garage’s 4th floor to Smilow and other parts of the hospital.

YNHH offers long-term patient/visitor parking at discounted rates. Patients expected to be hospitalized for more than one week should discuss parking options with their social worker.

  • Patient-only Emergency Department parking is available in lot #1, at the corner of Howard and Davenport avenues.
  • Patient self-parking rates: Free for up to 3 hours in lot #1. After 3 hours, vehicle owners will be charged the short-term parking rate ($1 per hour for 4 to 7 hours; up to $20 for over 7 to 24 hours). 

Valet parking is offered at multiple locations on the York Street Campus.

0 - 1 hr. $7
1 - 1½ hrs $9
1½ - 2 hrs  $11
2 - 2½ hrs  $13 
2½ - 7 hrs
7 to 24 hrs  $25

Valet Locations

How it works

  • You will be greeted by the valet attendant who will issue you a valet ticket and assist you to the hospital. Keep your parking ticket with you. 
  • Your car will be parked in a secure lot.
  • When you are ready to leave, you can return to any of the valet locations. The valet attendant will accept your ticket and calculate any applicable parking charges. You can have your vehicle returned to any of the above listed valet entrances; it does not need to be the one at which you arrived.
  • If you need to retrieve your vehicle after 9 pm, call 203-688-2510 with your valet ticket number. You many also speak to the Protective Services representative and they will call for you.
  • Parking escorts are available all day, every day to accompany visitors to any hospital parking facility. Call Protective Services at 203-688-2500.

Public Transportation

Bus Route Overview: Visit cttransit.com or call the CT Transit Telephone Information Center at 203-624-0151 for times and more info.

Route B
West Haven to Yale New Haven Hospital

Route O
Sylvan Ave./Route 1, Milford to Yale New Haven Hospital

Downtown Commuter Connection/Shore Line East
Shuttle service from Union Station to York & Cedar

Additional Information

Lodging & Nearby Services

When patients are faced with short- or long-term inpatient hospital care, families and caregivers can stay comfortably nearby. The Suites at Yale New Haven is a new hotel offered by Yale New Haven Hospital. In addition, there are a number of hotels and accommodations in New Haven that fit all needs and budgets.

The Suites at Yale New Haven

Located minutes from Yale New Haven Hospital and its Smilow Cancer Hospital, Children's Hospital and Saint Raphael Campus, The Suites, at 25 Dwight Street in New Haven, includes 24 suites with extended stay options. Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available.

With all the comforts of home in a warm and welcoming setting, and just minutes away from Yale New Haven Hospital, The Suites offers many conveniences and amenities, including complimentary transportation to and from the hospital.

For more information and reservations, visit The Suites at Yale New Haven's Web site or call 203-654-7500.

The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut

The Ronald McDonald House is a place where families can stay while their child is being treated at the hospital. A referral from a hospital staff member is required before a family can register as a guest at the House. A modest fee is charged per night.

YNHH offers transportation from the hospital to the Ronald McDonald House. Please call Protective Services at 203-688-2500 in advance of the time you would like to leave.

Visit the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut's Web site or call 203-777-LOVE for more information.

Other Area Hotels

For information about area hotels, please visit INFO New Haven or the Greater New Haven Convention and Visitor Bureau.

If you still have questions about where to stay when you visit Yale New Haven Hospital, please contact Patient Relations at 203-688-3430.