Level 1 Pediatric and Adult Trauma Center

The Stanford ED is a Level 1 Pediatric and Adult Trauma Center serving children and adults. We treat major and minor illnesses and injuries. From arrival to discharge and every step in between, find out what to expect during your visit.

Emergency Department
900 Quarry Road Extension
Stanford, CA 94304
Phone: 650-723-5111 Getting Here
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900 Quarry Road Extension
Stanford, CA 94304
Phone: 650-723-5111 Getting Here
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Care and Treatment for Emergencies

What Is Fast Track?

Fast Track is a program at the Stanford Emergency Department providing emergency level medical care for patients aged 2 and older who have minor illnesses and injuries. Most Fast Track patients are discharged within 90 minutes.

Who can be treated at Fast Track?

Patients aged 2 and older may be treated at Fast Track. Patients under the age of 2, or those being treated at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, will be treated in the pediatric emergency department, which is also located within the Stanford Emergency Department.

How do I get into Fast Track?

During the emergency department registration and evaluation process, a medical professional will determine if you should be seen in Fast Track.

Where is ED Fast Track located?

ED Fast Track is located within the Stanford Emergency Department.

When is Fast Track open?

Fast Track is open daily from 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. The Stanford Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day.

Will I see a doctor at Fast Track?

ED Fast Track patients will be seen by Stanford emergency medicine doctors, nurses, and other team members.

What is treated at Fast Track?

ED Fast Track provides emergency level medical care for minor illnesses and injuries such as:

  • Ear complaints
  • Cough symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Back pain
  • Lacerations (bleeding controlled with direct pressure)
  • Bites, stings, and allergic reactions 
  • Urinary Tract Infections (without significant abdominal pain or discharge) 
  • Rashes 
  • Suture removal 
  • Wound checks 
  • Prescription refills 

Patients are assigned to ED Fast Track based upon the level of medical care they require.

For Patients

The Stanford Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day. The Fast Track program is open daily from 11:30am-11:30pm and provides emergency care for patients 2 and older with minor illnesses and injuries. Most Fast Track patients are discharged within 90 minutes.

PREPARE FOR YOUR VISIT

Most Emergency Department visits aren't planned. However, if you are able, please bring the following with you:

  • Photo ID
  • Health insurance information (card)
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications to which you are allergic
  • List of questions you and your family may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Contact information for your regular medical providers

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1

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