Headache and Facial Pain Clinic

The Stanford Headache and Facial Pain Clinic treats all types of headaches including migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches, hypnic headaches and cluster headaches.

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment of Headaches

Resources for Patients and Caregivers

For patients

Find a local neurologist

When possible, it is always best to work with a headache specialist face to face. If you are not able to visit See the American Headache Society's physician referral list to find a neurologist near you. Neither the American Headache Society nor Stanford University assumes responsibility for the names on the list, but these are individuals with appropriate credentials who have an interest in treating headache. We encourage you to discuss any referral to a headache specialist with your primary care provider.

Find a physical therapist

Often, headache sufferers benefit from physical therapy. Find a certified physical therapist near you. (In the box labeled "expertise," enter "neurologic".)

For caregivers

Helping family or friends with a migraine headache

The person with the headache is not the only one who suffers. It is often difficult for a non-migraineur to know how best to help a family member or friend with a severe headache. In general, the more you know about your loved one's headaches and headaches in general, the better able you will be able to live with and care for your migraineur. At the Stanford Headache and Facial Pain clinic, we spend time with families, helping to educate them about headaches. To learn more about migraine care, visit our FAQ page.

Urgent care/emergency room card

This wallet sized card is prepared for each patient at the Headache clinic. We recommend you carry it with you so that an Urgent Care or E.R. doctor can get you the most appropriate rescue for a severe headache without explanation of your history and current medications. This card will be updated as your treatment strategy changes. The UC/ER card lists your medicines, any allergies, other medical conditions, and what the treatment team recommends for rescue when you find yourself in a desperate situation. It also has the number that can be called to discuss your situation with a member of our treatment team.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

We will work with your insurance company to secure authorization prior to your visit. If we do not have authorization before your visit, you will be required to pay.

Please confirm the location of your appointment as our doctors see patients in multiple locations.


Return the completed headache history form at least one week prior to your first appointment.

Your first clinic visit may last up to three hours.

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

Call us to make an appointment



For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811 
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Phone: 1-800-800-1551,  24 hours - 7 days a week

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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