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Parking and Transportation


The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care does not fund parking lots, so hospitals must generate parking revenue. Revenue generated by Bluewater Health’s parking lots is used to support patient programs and services, and for the upkeep of the lots such as lighting, snow removal and general maintenance.

Half of the parking proceeds from the visitor parking lot at CEEH of Bluewater Health is directed to the CEEH Foundation.

Veterans park for free on Bluewater Health property when displaying a poppy license plate or identifying themselves as a veteran to Security Services.
Parking information for each of Bluewater Health’s locations is set out below. Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicle.

Bluewater Health

Patients in Sarnia who are being dropped off or picked up, are invited to use the designated drop-off locations. Drop-off locations are limited to 20 minutes.

Visitor parking is available in the main parking lot off Maria Street, the underground parking lot, and along Maria and Norman Streets.
Parking fees are:
 First ½ hour:   
 Each subsequent hour:
 Daily Maximum: 
$7.00 (no in/out privileges)
Weekly pass $18.00 (unlimited in/out privileges)
 Monthly Pass: 
$36.00 (unlimited in/out privileges)
  • There is a 20 minute grace period for drop-off and pick-up.
  • There are clearly designated parking spaces reserved for the handicapped.
  • Parking along fire routes is illegal and will result in a parking violation ticket.

Parking Instructions

When arriving at the parking entrance, push the orange button to obtain your ticket. A pay-on foot parking system is in effect for the visitor parking lot. This means you must take your parking ticket with you when you enter the hospital.

Parking ticket machine

When you are ready to leave, before returning to your vehicle, locate one of the parking pay stations.
Parking ticket stub

Pay Station Locations:
  • Main entrance across from the revolving door.
  • In the underground parking garage.

These automated pay stations accept credit cards (Visa or MasterCard) or cash (bank notes and/or toonies, loonies and quarters). (An ATM is available in the Atrium)

Follow on-screen instructions to pay, and be sure to take your exit pass with you. You will need your exit pass when you leave the parking lot.

After you pay for your parking, you will have time (about 20 minutes) to get to your car and drive out. Take your exit pass with you, return to your vehicle, drive to exit gate and scan your paid ticket. The arm will lift and you can proceed to exit.

Parking pay station

In case you forgot to pay at the pay station, the exit gate accepts credit card payment.
Parking pay machine

Entrance to Bluewater Health, Sarnia
Bluewater Health parking lot map image
Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health, Petrolia

The gate at the entrance to the visitor parking lot off Blanche Street will automatically open as the car enters the lot. To exit the parking lot, visitors pay a flat rate of $2.00 to open the gate onto Blanche Street. The payment machine accepts loonies, toonies and bills. A change machine is located next to the Dufferin Street public entrance.
Public Transportation

Sarnia Transit, select the link for fares and bus schedules.


See the How to Get to Bluewater Health page.