The Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) is located on the main campus of the
National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH, like all Federal government
facilities, has security measures in place to ensure the safety of all employees, patients,
All visitors must go through a security screening, so please allow extra time to get on
campus. You will need to show valid government-issed photo identification (i.e.
driver's license, passport, or other government agency ID).
Read complete details regarding NIHs security screening
Because visitor parking is severely limited, you are encouraged to take public
transportation. The Metrorail subway system has a station (Medical Center) on the NIH campus.