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
Registration happens in two parts. First, you will meet with the
Patient Access Representative (Registrar) in the registration area at
the rear of the waiting room for "Quick Reg" (registration),
which takes only a few minutes.
Our helpful Patient Access Representatives are located in the lobby.
Upon arrival, you will meet with them for "Quick Reg," the
first part of patient registration.
You will be asked the following questions:
Date of birth
Name of primary care doctor for
Chief complaint (medical reason[s] for your
visit to the Emergency Department)
Photo identification will be requested at this time. If you have a
Stanford Medical ID card, please present it during registration. We
do not collect insurance information at this time.
After you have been seen by the doctor and have been assigned a bed,
a Patient Access Representative in a blue blazer will come to your
bedside to complete the registration process.
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