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
You will encounter a security person and a metal detector at the
entrance to the emergency department. All people entering the
emergency department are screened for your safety.
We apologize for any inconvenience this screening may cause you. It
is our goal to provide a safe and secure experience for all of our guests.
For your safety, the following items are not allowed in the
Guns, including stun guns (personal protection
Sharp nail files
Security personnel will provide you with a form to fill out and take
to the registration desk in the waiting room. In the event of a life
threatening emergency, medical and security personnel will escort you
through the waiting area directly to a treatment room.
If you feel you are suffering from a life threatening emergency,
notify security personnel or a staff member in the waiting area as
soon as you arrive.
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