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Directions to SCHS

The State Center for Health Statistics is located in the Cotton Classing Building in downtown Raleigh. Additional staff is located next door in the Cooper Memorial Health Building (Map), in the Royster Building on the Dorothea Dix campus (Map), and a number of field offices across the State.

The Cotton Building is accessible to the public from the Dawson Street entrance. The Cotton Building is not visible from the street. It sits in the center of the block, surrounded by other buildings. All the parking is reserved for employees. Parking is available in the public parking garage located on McDowell Street one block north of Lane Street. Additional parking is available in the public garage at the corner of Edenton Street and McDowell Street. The parking garage fee is $2 per hour, payable on exit.

Visitor Parking

FROM West/Northwest I-40 US 70

I-40: Take exit 289 onto Wade Avenue. As Wade Avenue ends, exit right onto Capital Boulevard South towards downtown. Get in the left lane as you continue on Capital Boulevard to Lane Street. After the first light (Lane Street), go one half block and turn left into the parking lot.

US 70: US 70 becomes Glenwood Avenue. Stay on Glenwood to Wade Avenue. Cross the overpass and exit on Wade Avenue East. As Wade Avenue ends, exit right onto Capital Boulevard South towards downtown. Get in the left lane as you continue on Capital Boulevard to Lane Street. After the first light (Lane Street), go one half block and turn left into the parking lot.

FROM Northeast US 64 US 1 and US 401

US 64: Continue on New Bern Avenue (inbound New Bern Avenue becomes Edenton Street) to the intersection of Edenton and McDowell Streets. Turn right on McDowell Street. Go two blocks. Turn left on Lane Street. Go one block. Turn left on Dawson Street. Go one half block and turn left into the parking lot.

US 1 and US 401: Continue on Capital Boulevard to Lane Street, but merge into the left lane as you get closer to downtown. After the first light (Lane Street), go one half block and turn left into the parking lot.

FROM East/Southeast I-40 US 70

I-40: Exit I-440 West. Proceed to the South Saunders Street exit and exit right. Travel north on South Saunders Street, which becomes McDowell Street. Merge into the left lane and continue on McDowell to Lane Street. Turn left on Lane Street. Go one block. Turn left on Dawson Street. Go one half block and turn left into the parking lot.

US 70: US 70 merges into US 401. Continue north. US 401 connects with South Saunders Street, which later becomes McDowell Street. Merge into the left lane and continue on McDowell to Lane Street. Turn left on Lane Street. Go one block. Turn left on Dawson Street. Go one half block and turn left into the parking lot.

FROM South/Southwest US 1 and US 64 US 401

US 1 and US 64: Exit onto I-440 East and proceed to South Saunders Street. Exit at South Saunders Street and go north on South Saunders Street which becomes McDowell Street. Merge into the left lane and continue on McDowell Street to Lane Street. Turn left on Lane Street. Go one block. Turn left on Dawson Street. Go one half block and turn left into the parking lot.

US 401: Proceed north on US 401, which connects with South Saunders Street and later becomes McDowell Street. Merge into the left lane and continue on McDowell to Lane Street. Turn left on Lane Street. Go one block. Turn left on Dawson Street. Go one half block and turn left into the parking lot.