Finding your way around MD Anderson
The Access wayfinding system is here to help you find your way at MD Anderson. Access uses pathways, landmarks, signage and other tools to help guide you to and around our large campus.
How to Use Access
First, use the Access Internet site to get customized, printed driving and walking directions to your destination.
When you arrive at the MD Anderson campus, look for the street name and Numbered Entrance Marker of your destination. Numbered entrance markers are large signs that greet visitors driving into the Texas Medical Center and MD Anderson campus. Use Access to identify the entrance marker closest to your destination.
Once inside an MD Anderson building, use an access touch screen kiosk to get more customized printed directions to your destination, or pick up a pocket-sized wayfinding map for more information about your destination and other amenities. Directions include the building name, the floor, and the nearest landmark to your destination.
Landmarks are big, public spaces that contain a physical feature, such as an elevator, a piece of art or special architecture. Landmarks are all connected by the Access pathway. Elevator lobbies are also landmarks. If your landmark is an elevator, follow the Access pathway to that elevator. Once you arrive, an elevator directory will guide you to the correct floor.
Then, follow the Access pathway, marked with round blue Access signs and carpet stripes. The Access pathway is like a highway that leads users to landmarks, shuttle points and skybridges. Most often the pathway follows a hallway, but it can also use skybridges, elevators or corridors to connect users to destinations.
Once you arrive at the landmark, use the maps and signs to find your exact destination.