William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute
305 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-3515
617-983-6200

DPH State Lab Building

Location

The William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute is an eight-story concrete building on the UMASS Medical School Jamaica Plain Campus. The Institute overlooks the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and the Forest Hills MBTA station.

By Public Transportation

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) services Boston and the surrounding communities. The Hinton State Laboratory Institute is within a 5 minute walk from the Forest Hills MBTA station. This station can be reached by the MBTA Orange Line, the Needham Commuter Rail, and multiple bus routes.

From the MBTA Orange Line Subway:

  • Take the Orange Line Subway to its southern end - Forest Hills. Turn right as you pass through the turnstiles. Exit through the door marked "Exit to Washington Street; Exit to buses".
  • Turn right and continue towards the taxi stand located on the corner of Washington Street and South Street. Cross the street and walk up the hill along South Street. The American Legion Post 76 will be on your left.
  • The UMASS Medical School, JP Campus will be on your right.

By Car

Visitor parking is scarce. Paid parking is available at the Parking Co LLC. The Parking Co. is located near the intersection of Washington Street and the Arborway at 3694 Washington Street.

Below are the simplest routes to the Hinton State Laboratory Institute. For more detailed direct routes please feel free to visit online mapping sites. Examples include Google Maps, Mapquest, Windows Live Local, and Yahoo! Maps Local. Type in starting and ending addresses, and you will receive a map and written turn-by-turn directions.

Interstate-90 (Mass Pike) East and West

  • Take I-90 west to Exit 15 to I-95 South
  • Take I-90 east to Exit 14 to I-95 South
  • Follow directions from I-95 given below.

Interstate-95 (Route 128) North or South

  • Take I-95 north or I-95 south to Exit 15A (Dedham Exit), Providence Hwy (US-1 N)
  • Stay on Providence Hwy/US-1 N - go 4 mi
  • Bear slight right onto Washington Street - go 4.6 mi
  • Take left at South St. - go 0.1 mi
  • Arrive at UMASS Medical School - Jamaica Plain Campus on your right

Interstate-93 North or South

  • Take I-93 north to Exit 15, Columbia Road
    • At the end of ramp take a right
    • At traffic circle, reverse direction by taking the 3 rd exit onto Columbia Road
    • Follow directions from Columbia Road
  • Take I-93 south to Exit 15, Columbia Road
    • At the end of ramp take a right onto Columbia Road
  • From Columbia Road
    • At the 3 rd light Columbia Road turns left
    • Continue on Columbia Road through 9 more lights
    • Go straight across Blue Hill Avenue
    • Enter Franklin Park
    • Bear slight right onto Jewish War Veterans Drive/Circuit Dr - go 0.7 mi
    • Take right onto Forest Hills Entrance Dr.
    • At traffic circle, take the 2 nd exit onto Arborway - go 0.4 mi
    • Turn left at South St.
    • Turn right to stay on South St. - go 0.1 mi
    • Arrive at UMASS Medical School - Jamaica Plain Campus on your right

This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.