Contact Information

Directions, Location, Parking, Shuttle


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Campus Visits

Contact the Admissions Office or the Brigade Command if you would like to arrange a visit to the university.

Air Travel to USU  |  Rail Travel to USU  |  Auto Travel to USU

PARKING & SHUTTLE INFORMATION

These directions do not take into account changes that may be in effect during construction. If you are unfamiliar with the campus, contact your USU sponsor for information about road closures or how to proceed on campus, or check the WRNMMC web site.


AIR TRANSPORTATION

The Bethesda area is serviced by three major airports, National being the closest to USU:

Washington National Airport

From National Airport:
Exit the airport going west towards Route 395 Washington. You will be on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Stay on this road but do not take the Route 395 exit. Stay in the right lane of the Parkway and follow the Potomac River to Route 495 North, Maryland. Once you are in Maryland, Route 495 will split, with Route 270 to the left and Route 495 to the right. Stay to the right on 495. Take the exit for Route 355, which is also known as Wisconsin Avenue. Turn left at the entrance to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Take the first right (Palmer Rd) and follow to USU. Turn left into USU parking garage at the end of Palmer.

Dulles International Airport

From Dulles Airport:
The airport is located on an expressway that runs to and from Route 495. This expressway is called the Dulles Access Road. Take this road out of the airport to Route 495 and go North toward Rockville, Maryland. Once you are in Maryland, Route 495 will split, with Route 270 to the left and Route 495 to the right. Stay to the right on Route 495. Take the exit for Route 355, which is also known as Wisconsin Avenue. Turn left at the entrance to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Take the first right (Palmer Rd) and follow to USU. Turn left into USU parking garage at the end of Palmer.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport

From Baltimore Washington International Airport:
Following Route 195 out of the airport, get on Interstate 95 South to Washington. Once you near the beltway, I-95 will split. Bear right (West) towards Silver Spring (Exit 27). At this point you will be traveling on Route 495 West. Follow Route 495 to Connecticut Avenue. While you are exiting, keep in mind that you want to go towards Chevy Chase. Of the two lanes that go toward Chevy Chase, you want to stay in the right-hand lane. After you drive under Route 495, you will make a right-hand turn onto Jones Bridge Road. Follow to Wisconsin Avenue and turn right. Take the first right into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Turn right (Palmer Rd) and follow to USU. Turn left into USU parking garage at the end of Palmer.


RAIL TRANSPORTATION

Visitors should take the Amtrak train to Union Station in Washington,D.C. Cabs and the Metrorail Are available. The Cab stand is at the entrance to the station; for Metrorail, take the Red Line toward Shady Grove to the Medical Center station, then follow the directions given above (Metrorail) to walk to the University.

Metrorail
Metrorail is the least expensive way to get to the University. The Airport provides free shuttle service from all airlines to the National Airport Metrorail Station. Take the Yellow Line to Gallery Place, transfer to the Red Line in the direction of Shady Grove, and get off at the Medical Center station. From there, cross Wisconson Avenue, enter the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Wood Road, make a right onto South Palmer Road, and follow it to the USU.

It is a 15-30 minute walk to the university from the Medical Center station, and travel time from the National Airport Metrorail station to the Medical Center stop is approximately 1 hour.


BY AUTOMOBILE

From Downtown Washington, DC:
Take Wisconsin Avenue north to Bethesda. Make a right into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, just after Jones Bridge Road. Turn right (Palmer Rd) and follow to USU. Turn left into USU parking garage at the end of Palmer.

From I-495 Virginia:
Take 495 towards Rockville. At the I-270/I-495 split, stay to the right on I-495. Take the exit for Rt. 355-Wisconsin Avenue-Bethesda. Turn left at the entrance to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Turn right (Palmer Rd) and follow to USU. Turn left into USU parking garage at the end of Palmer.

From I-495 P.G. County/Baltimore:
Take 495 towards Silver Spring. Exit at Connecticut Avenue-Chevy Chase. At the bottom of the exit, turn left onto Connecticut Avenue. Go to the second traffic light, which is Jones Bridge Road, and make a right. Turn right on Wisconsin Avenue, and take the first right into the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Turn (Palmer Rd) and follow to USU. Turn left into USU parking garage at the end of Palmer.

From I-270:
Take I-270 south. Stay to the left at the split, observe HOV restrictions during rush hour. Exit at Rt. 355-Wisconsin Avenue-Bethesda (left lane exit). Turn left at the entrance to National Naval Medical Center. Turn right (Palmer Rd) and follow to USU. Turn left into USU parking garage at the end of Palmer.