Visitor parking is free for the first 30 minutes at all Brightshores Health System hospital locations. After 30 minutes, the following fees will apply (exluding Lion’s Head Hospital where parking is free at the front and back of the building):

  • Daily, one-time entry – $5.50
  • Daily, unlimited entry – $9.00
  • Weekly pass – $22.00
  • Monthly pass – $55.00

Daily, weekly, and monthly passes are available at the Business Offices. All hospitals also have accessible parking spaces.

We appreciate that the parking fees for some of our patients and visitors is significant. At the same time, these funds allow us to preserve patient programs and health care jobs in our communities. Last year during the 2017/18 fiscal period, revenues generated from parking at Brightshores were $1,565,151.

The height of the payment kiosks in Markdale and Southampton may require assistance for those in wheelchairs.


If you come to hospital in an ambulance, you will be charged $45.00.


When you are discharged from hospital, and well enough to go home, you are required to arrange and pay for your own transportation. If you are being transferred directly to another hospital, you will not be charged, and your transportation will be organized by the hospital. Speak to your nurse if you have transportation questions.

Non-Urgent Patient Transfer Information

*this is for patients who are well, and do not require an ambulance