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, including 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. 

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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 passes are available from the Patient Accounts Office, which is located near the Atrium, on Level 1, Norman Building behind Tim Hortons. Multi-day passes are valid for one year from first use.

Parking fees are:

First 1/2 hour


Each subsequent hour


Daily Maximum


Five-day Pass

10-day Pass



30-day Pass


  • 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 button to obtain your ticket or use a debit/credit card or mobile device.

Parking Entrance

When you are ready to leave, you may pay with cash or debit/credit at one of the pay stations before returning to your vehicle, or pay at the exit with debit/credit or mobile device.

Parking Exit

Pay Station Locations:

Across from Tim Hortons, located in the Atrium. 

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 the exit gate, and scan your paid ticket. The arm will lift and you can proceed to exit.

The exit gate also accepts debit/credit card payment.

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 coins, debit and credit, and mobile devices may be scanned. A change machine is located next to the Dufferin Street public entrance.

Maps & Directions

Bluewater Health’s programs and services are distributed across two locations, Bluewater Health in Sarnia and Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia. 

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