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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.
Estimated wait times are approximate and subject to change.
Care and Treatment for Emergencies
Emergency Department Expertise
The Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department at Stanford is a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. We are also a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center dedicated to rapid intervention for acute stroke and myocardial infarction.
The emergency department is staffed by board certified emergency medicine doctors, doctor assistants, and nurses.
Members of our team have been recognized nationally and internationally for their clinical care, teaching, research, humanitarian efforts, and contributions to advancing the specialty of emergency medicine.
Our staff includes professors from the Stanford School of Medicine. In addition to emergency medicine, their areas of expertise include cardiovascular health, diagnostic ultrasound, wilderness medicine, public health, international medicine, and more. Emergency medicine is just the beginning, because these dedicated individuals are able to leverage the profound knowledge of renowned clinicians of all specialties at Stanford in order to provide patients with unsurpassed care.
Whether it is working with the most respected nursing staff in the Bay Area, having access to cutting-edge testing and treatment strategies, or the availability of world renowned experts as consultants, we are able to provide exceptional care at the Stanford Emergency department.
-Matt Strehlow, MD
Fast Track:ED Fast Track provides emergency level care for minor illnesses and injuries for patients aged 2 and older. Most patients are discharged within 90 minutes.
Pediatric Care: The pediatric emergency department is loated within the ED and serves patients from birth to age 18. Our 'Ouchless ED' philosophy and child life specialists support your child's well-being during a visit to the ED.
Transfer Center:Stanford Transfer Center works with doctors and medical facilities wishing to access the services of Stanford Health Care (SHC) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH).
Students in a two-day course offered by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford looked for ways to improve the patient experience in the Stanford emergency department.
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:
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