Capital Hill Accessibility Information

We the Patients on Capitol Hill 2023 Accessibility Information

Washington D.C. does an excellent job providing access throughout the city! We would like to provide you with accessibility information and resources you need to make the most of your We the Patients on Capitol Hill 2023 experience.

*In your We the Patients program and in the event app, you can find a map which will include the buildings and locations for all the events to help guide you during your time in D.C..

General Travel Links

Transportation Options in DC

  • Metro (Subway) –
    • There is a list of out-of-service elevators at the information booth of every metro station. You can also check the WMATA website or call 202-637-7000 for outages before leaving.
    • If using metro the closest metro stations are:
      • Capitol Hill—Union Station station on the Senate side and Capitol South station on the House side
  • UberWAV
  • Lyft Access
  • Capitol Shuttle – For your convenience, the Capitol Visitor Center provides an on-demand shuttle service for individuals who use wheelchairs or who need mobility assistance. The shuttles run from the bus drop-off and pick-up areas on the West side of the Capitol to the Capitol Visitor Center entrance at the center of the Capitol’s East Plaza. They operate continuously, as needed, from 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Saturday.

We the Patients Week on Capitol Hill Event Buildings, Entrances and Services on Capitol Hill

  • Official Fly-in Hotel | Kimpton George, 15 E. Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Opening Dinner and Awards Ceremony | 101 Constitution Rooftop, Washington, DC 20001
  • Hill Meetings, Capitol Hill Reception (June 13th) | Capitol Office Buildings
    • Click here to view a map of the Capitol complex that shows all accessible entrances. You can view the accessible entrances by House or Senate office building below.
    • To enter the Capitol and the office buildings, all visitors are screened by a magnetometer and all personal items are screened by x-ray. Some items are prohibited from entering the Capitol such as liquid, including water. Capitol Police can make exceptions if a prohibited item is determined to be necessary for childcare, medical, or other special needs.
    • For questions on accessibility contact the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services (OCAS) on Capitol Hill
    • House Office Buildings Accessible Entrances:
      • Cannon House Office Building: Entrance on New Jersey Avenue, SE, south of the terrace at the intersection with Independence Avenue.
      • Rayburn House Office Building: Main entrance, horseshoe drive off South Capitol Street.
      • Longworth House Office Building: Main entrance, Independence, and New Jersey Avenues.
    • Senate Office Buildings Accessible Entrances:
      • Dirksen Senate Office Building: First Street and C Street entrance.
      • Russell Senate Office Building: Delaware entrance on ground level closest to Constitution Avenue.
      • Hart Senate Office Building: Second Street entrance.


Wheelchair Accessible Van Rentals and Sales

  • Mobility Works – Service (877) 275 – 4912, Rentals (877) 275-4915
  • Accessible Vehicles – 1119 Taft Street, Rockville, MD (301) 838-9700

Scooters and Wheelchair Rentals

  • Scootaround – (888) 441-7575. Scooter and wheelchair rentals are available daily, weekly, or for longer periods of time. Take a tour of DC and the National Mall on a mobility scooter.
  • Bike and Roll – (202) 842-BIKE. Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs available. Two-hour, half-day, daily, and multi-day rentals.
  • Lenox Medical – (202) 387-1960. Provides short-term scooter, wheelchair, and knee walker rentals to tourists and residents.