1861 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77054
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Front of Main Campus
Visitor Parking Lot (across from Main Campus building)
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.
Road access to the Institute is limited due to TMC3 construction. Our entrance is accessible only from the north side of Old Spanish Trail. A Vaughn Construction sign can be seen near the entrance. There is no traffic light or stop sign at the intersection. Visitor parking is available in a lot across from our front door to the east. You must get a pass from the constable in the lobby for your windshield. We have a convenient drive-through window for picking up documents.
The nearest bus stop to HCIFS is at Old Spanish Trail and Bertner Avenue. From that stop, walk east for one block along Old Spanish Trail until you see a Vaughan Construction sign and the Institute’s main entrance.
Take MetroRail to Fannin Street at Pressler. Walk south on Fannin Street and turn left on Old Spanish Trail heading east until you see a Vaughn Construction sign and the Institute’s main 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.