MRI at South Lake Union

Fred Hutch MRI at South Lake Union

MRI at South Lake Union Clinic provides MRI imaging for adult patients of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. The MRI clinic is located in our Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology) Department on the second floor of the clinic building.

Main entrance to clinic is located at:

1354 Aloha St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Business address is:

825 Eastlake Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98109

Phone: 855.557.0555

Appointment Information

MRI scans may be scheduled at either MRI at South Lake Union Clinic or MRI at Valley Street. Please check your appointment details to make sure you go to the MRI location where your visit is scheduled.

Directions from Freeways

From I-5

  • Take exit 167, Mercer St./Seattle Center. (If you are northbound on I-5, you will exit I-5 from the far left lane. If you are southbound, you will exit I-5 from the far right lane.)
  • As you exit, move to the far right lane.
  • Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Fairview Ave. N.
  • Veer right at the light, staying on Fairview Ave. N. (Do not turn right onto Valley St.) Travel one block to Aloha St.
  • Turn right onto Aloha St., and travel two blocks to the South Lake Union Clinic. The clinic is on your right.
  • The underground parking garage entrance is just before the clinic circle driveway, between Yale Ave. N. and Eastlake Ave. E.

From the East Via 520

  • Take 520 west.
  • Exit onto I-5 south.
  • Follow the directions above from I-5.

From the East Via I-90

  • Take I-90 west.
  • Exit onto I-5 north.
  • Follow the directions above from I-5.

Driving Directions (PDF)

Directions from UW Medical Center - Montlake

  • Head west on NE Pacific St. (This is the street that runs in front of UW Medical Center - Montlake, which is located at 1959 NE Pacific St.)
  • Turn right onto 15th Ave. NE.
  • Turn left onto NE Campus Pkwy.
  • Veer left on NE Campus Pkwy, pass through the tunnel, and cross the University Bridge. At this point, the street you are on becomes Eastlake Ave. E.
  • Follow Eastlake Ave. E to Aloha Street. (Do not bear right at Fairview Ave. N.)
  • Turn right onto Aloha St. The South Lake Union Clinic is on your left.
  • The South Lake Union Clinic parking garage entrance is located on the left.


South Lake Union Clinic

Patients and their visitors may park in either of the South Lake Union Clinics underground parking garages.

Building 1 underground self-parking:

  • Valet parking is optional for all patients and families in Building 1.
  • Parking fees are pro-rated for shorter visits to the clinic.
  • The maximum parking fee is $4 per day. 
  • The parking garage is free on the weekends.

Building 2 underground automated parking:

  • Valet parking is required for the automated parking.
  • The parking fee is a flat rate of $4.
  • If you would prefer to self-park, you may do so in the Building 1 garage.

Metered street parking is also available in the area, which is free after 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and all day Sunday.

The South Lake Union Clinic and the UW Medical Center - Montlake garages (Surgery Pavilion and Triangle) offer same-day reciprocal parking. Bring your receipt from a participating garage to your next appointment that day and it will be honored.

Bike Parking

You can park your bicycle on Level A of the Building 1 parking garage and by the front entrance of the clinic. Remember to bring a lock to secure your bike.

Valet Parking Frequently Asked Questions

Patients requested an easier parking experience, and we listened! To help improve your parking experience, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center partnered with Prime Parking Systems, an experienced, contracted valet company, to offer a valet parking for Clinic Buildings 1 and 2 in South Lake Union.

Valet parking is optional for all patients and families in Building 1, and is required for automated parking in Building 2. If you would prefer to self-park, you may do so in the Building 1 garage. For those who use valet parking, all of our attendants will be following Fred Hutch’s strict infection prevention policies.


Drop your car off in either clinic parking garage in the clearly designated valet area. For Building 1, this is on Aloha Street and Building 2, Yale Avenue N. An attendant will take your car keys, attach a numbered key fob and give you a corresponding valet ticket. The ticket must be given to an attendant to receive your keys back at the end of your visit, so please keep your ticket with you.


Please pay for parking and pick up your vehicle in the same building in which you parked.

  • Building 1: You will pay at the valet station or kiosk that is located on floor 1 near the main doors. You will give the attendant your valet ticket or scan at the kiosk and pay the parking fee. They will bring your car to the valet pick-up area.
  • Building 2: You will pay at the kiosk stations located on Floor A or Floor 1 then provide the ticket to the valet in Floor A. The valet will retrieve your vehicle. 

After hours pick-up

  • Building 1: Keys that are not picked up in Building 1 by 6 p.m. will be at the security desk on the main floor, which is open 24 hours. Once you present the valet ticket, you will receive your keys and a security officer will guide you to your car on level B of the parking garage. For Building 1, you will pay the booth attendant in the garage until 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., parking is complimentary. 
  • Building 2: Payment will occur at the kiosk stations located on Floor A or Floor 1 of Building 2.  Present your ticket to the valet located on Floor A and the valet attendant will retrieve the vehicle for you and pull it up to the doors leading to the garage.

If a valet ticket is lost, you will be asked to complete a lost ticket form and provide proof of identity to validate vehicle ownership with the registration. Any lost tickets will incur the full rate for parking of $4.

No, parking fees remain the same whether you self-park or use valet parking.

Valet is offered on weekdays only. In Building 1, the valet hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., subject to change. For Building 2, hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., subject to change.

Please do not tip, as the Fred Hutch policy doesn’t allow our workforce to accept cash or cash equivalents (gift cards, cashier’s checks, etc.) regardless of value.

More Information


  • Reception desk: Staff members at the reception desk in the main lobby can be reached at 206.606.1000.
  • Patient Ambassadors: Volunteers in both Building 1 and Building 2 who can assist patients and caregivers with wayfinding, escorting to appointments or specific areas within the buildings, obtaining wheelchairs and helping with other general clinic information. Patient Ambassadors can be spotted wearing blue vests and are located at “How Can I Help?” podiums from Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the clinic, including patient rooms and visitor waiting areas. It works with most wireless-equipped computing devices. After enabling the wireless feature on your device, connect to the “Fred Hutch Guest Wireless Network.” Once you are connected, open your web browser. When you first try to navigate to a website, you will be redirected to a page explaining terms of acceptable use. If you click "I Accept" at the bottom of the page, your browser will automatically show the Fred Hutch homepage. As with most public wireless hot spots, the Fred Hutch Guest Wireless is not secure.
  • Café: In Building 1 the Red Brick Bistro is located on the second floor, the bistro offers daily specials, a variety of fruits, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and espresso drinks. Many food items are "patient friendly" and may be helpful for some restricted diets. The Red Brick Bistro is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. View menu. The Building 2 café is located on Floor A and offers coffee drinks, pastries, and grab-and-go food options such as sandwiches. The café is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Play room: The play room is a waiting area designed for children ages 10 and under, located on the fifth floor of Building 1. It’s open Monday through Friday during clinic hours. The play room is not supervised by Fred Hutch staff. For more information, call the Child Life specialist at 206.606.7621.
  • Gift Shop: Located in the main lobby of Building 1, the Gift Shop carries a variety of merchandise for patients and families. Hours are Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Reach the Gift Shop at 206.606.8270.

Shuttle and Transit

  • Fred Hutch free shuttle: Our shuttle runs between the South Lake Union Clinic and UW Medical Center - Montlake, Pete Gross House and the South Lake Union House. 
  • Bus: The King County Metro bus route near the clinic is route 70. This bus stops on Fairview Avenue N. and runs between downtown Seattle and the University District. View alternative routes that may be convenient for you on Metro's website.
    Metro website
  • Seattle Streetcar: The South Lake Union Streetcar operates between downtown and the South Lake Union Clinic.
    Streetcar website
  • Other transportation options and info: Learn about convenient ways to get to and from the airport, including Fred Hutch Volunteer Services Transportation Program, as well as info on taxis and shuttles.

South Lake Union Clinic Building 2

  • We are expanding the South Lake Union Clinic to better serve patients and their families while enhancing the way cancer is treated. 
  • Learn more about this Building 2