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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
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 notification
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.
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