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

Patient Testimonials

The following are comments made by patients in reference to the care they received:

"Just wanted to send you an email to tell you that I'm doing great!

I'm off the ****** completely (and have been for a couple months now) and I'd say I've only had ~2 migraines in the past month reaching a 7 max pain. But the real victory is that I've been working HARD and have had so many pain free days!

I spent my week off work re-landscaping our front and back yard with my mom.  We planted countless plants, put in a new sprinkler system, took down trees. . . . I was outside from about 8-4 for 4 days straight and no pain—NONE!  I went walking, running even a bit, and I'm doing great.

Anyway, thank you both for everything you've done for me.  A year ago I had no life and now I'm loving it!


"On behalf of my husband . . . I would like to thank you for the care he (has) received. . . . After more than a year of trying to find the cause of his headaches and different treatments he was getting quite discouraged. That changed after our first trip to . . . see you. When we left the first time, he felt like there was a chance that something might be accomplished for him. After meeting with Dr. Cowan and hearing someone give him a name for the problem (even though he couldn't pronounce it) gave him a sense of encouragement. The medication has helped him tremendously and with all of his other health problems, the headaches have taken a 'back seat' and are manageable."

"Dr. C. I can't thank you enough for your help (with my headaches). No one has ever helped me this much. I will always think a lot of you for that."

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

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

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