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
Inside the Emergency Department
Stanford Hospital Residents
Stanford Hospital is a university teaching
hospital . This means that there may be several doctors providing
your care, including a supervising attending
doctor, a resident,
or a senior specialist from another department. Being treated at
Stanford provides patients with unparalleled access to cutting edge
treatments and doctors renowned for their expertise. All residents,
fellows, and medical students are supervised by attending faculty doctors.
Stanford Emergency Department attending doctors are board certified
in emergency medicine. Emergency medicine doctors are trained in the
diagnosis and treatment of all manner of illnesses and injuries.
will be involved in all aspects of your care. Other team members may
include lab technicians, phlebotomists, respiratory therapists, social
workers, and other hospital staff. We all work as a team because this
model of care helps us to provide patients the best possible treatment.
Most of our patient rooms have two or more beds, which are separated
by curtains. The hospital is in the process of major facility upgrades
that will enhance patient privacy in the Emergency department. We
thank you for your patience during this remodeling process.
The Stanford Emergency Department is a Level 1 Trauma Center. This
means that we receive patients who have been critically injured and
are in need of life saving care. During your visit, it is possible
that you may see or hear intense medical situations.
"I am part of an incredible team. Every member of the team is
proud of the care we provide our patients and it shows. I love
watching our new students and residents brought into this team and
learning through example how we treat our patients and their
families. We also have access to an amazing network of specialty
services for consultation, admission, and follow up."
- Claire Turchi, M.D. Stanford Emergency Department doctor and Clinical Instructor,
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