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.

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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


You will encounter a security person and a metal detector at the entrance to the emergency department. All people entering the emergency department are screened for your safety.

We apologize for any inconvenience this screening may cause you. It is our goal to provide a safe and secure experience for all of our guests.

For your safety, the following items are not allowed in the emergency department:

  • Knives
  • Guns, including stun guns (personal protection devices)
  • Swords
  • Sharp nail files
  • Utility tools
  • Scissors
  • Ice picks
  • Nail clippers
  • Sprays
  • Knitting needles
  • Tasers
  • Batons
  • Crossbows
  • Fireworks

Security personnel will provide you with a form to fill out and take to the registration desk in the waiting room. In the event of a life threatening emergency, medical and security personnel will escort you through the waiting area directly to a treatment room.

If you feel you are suffering from a life threatening emergency, notify security personnel or a staff member in the waiting area as soon as you arrive.

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.


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