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
Maps & Directions
900 Quarry Road Extension
Stanford, CA 94304
Phone: 650-723-5111 Getting Here
Current ED Wait Time
Estimated wait times are approximate and subject to change.
Current ED Wait Time
Estimated wait times are approximate and subject to change.

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment for Emergencies

Treatment at the Emergency Department

Patient treatment room

Each team member will introduce themselves and explain their role in your care.

Your doctor(s) will meet with you to conduct an exam and discuss your symptoms, including your level of pain. Any treatments or required tests will be discussed with you. A pharmacist is available between the hours of 2pm and midnight to discuss medications.

If necessary, your nurse(s) will:

  • Administer medications
  • Draw blood for lab tests
  • Collect urine
  • Insert an intravenous (IV) catheter

Nurse working with patient

Please tell your care provider if you are in pain so that we may assist you.

We encourage you to ask questions about your care.

Tests

If tests are required, we have the resources to conduct almost all of these onsite. Please plan on waiting for your results. The following time frames are provided as estimates only:

  • Most blood-based lab tests require approximately 60-90 minutes for results reporting 
  • X-rays, ultrasound exams, and computed tomography (CT) scan studies vary from 15 minutes to several hours. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or special radiology studies may require several hours.

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