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
Arrival and Parking
Interior entrance to the Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency department
As you approach the Stanford Hospital, you will see blue signs
directing you to the Emergency department.
Please note that the entrance to the Emergency department is
located at the back of the hospital, not the front of the hospital
where the fountains are located.
If you are pregnant, pleaseread
our FAQ to learn where to go for care.
If the patient is a child, proceed directly to the Stanford
Emergency department for services. Do not go to Stanford Children's
Hospital as they do not provide emergency care. Emergency care for children is provided within a special area for
children as part of the Stanford Emergency Department.
You may leave your car for a limited time in the emergency parking
lot. Valet parking is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a
week. Valet parking is free for the first hour, $6 for 1–7 hours and
$12 for 8–24 hours. If you leave after 8 p.m. and your car is with the
valet, security personnel will assist you in retrieving your vehicle.
Metered parking is available in Parking Structure 1, located across
the street from the Emergency department Entrance. After 4 p.m.,
parking is free in the same structure.
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