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
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 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 works with doctors and medical facilities
wishing to access the services of Stanford Health Care (SHC) and
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH).
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
medications to which you are allergic
List of questions you
and your family may have
Recent test results related to
Contact information for your regular medical