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Main Campus

1861 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77054

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By Car

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences (HCIFS) is located in the Texas Medical Center on Old Spanish Trail between Fannin Street and Almeda Road. Due to TMC3 construction, the Old Spanish Trail entrance to our building is blocked for cars. To access the building, drive north on Bertner Avenue. Turn right on F Street (there's no sign). Park in one of the parallel spots and enter HCIFS through the Front Entrance.

By Bus

The nearest bus stop to HCIFS is at Old Spanish Trail and Bertner Avenue. From that stop, walk north on Bertner. Turn right on F Street (there's no sign) and enter HCIFS through the Front Entrance.

By Rail

Take MetroRail to Fannin Street at Pressler. Walk south on Fannin Street and turn left on Old Spanish Trail. Turn left on Bertner (north) and right on F Street (there’s no sign). Enter HCIFS through the Front Entrance.

Forensic Genetics Laboratory

2450 Holcombe Blvd., Suite 7, Houston, TX 77021

The Forensic Genetics Laboratory is located on the Texas Medical Center John P. McGovern Campus on Holcombe Blvd., situated between Highway 288 and Almeda Road. Holcombe Blvd. can be accessed from U.S. Hwy. 288.

Traveling either east- or west-bound on Holcombe Blvd., look for a large Entrance 81 sign. This is the main entrance into visitor parking for the John P. McGovern Campus. From here, follow the parking instructions provided.

From the Institute’s main location on Old Spanish Trail: Turn right on Old Spanish Trail heading west. Turn right (north) at the next intersection, Bertner Avenue. There is a traffic light. Go approximately one mile on Bertner (pass S. Braeswood) and turn right on Holcombe Blvd. As you cross Almeda Road you will see the John P. McGovern Campus that includes FGL. Enter the campus at Entrance 81 and follow parking instructions you’ve been given.