Primary Care for All Ages, From Newborns to Seniors
Your family's health is your number one priority. From routine exams, to diagnosing and managing conditions, we provide health care for people of all ages, including newborns through seniors. Our primary care doctors specialize in family medicine and internal medicine, and offer a wide range of primary care services, as well as in-depth knowledge and expertise in areas such as cardiology and orthopaedics.
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Let us know what you want to cover with your doctor when you make your appointment
Complete and print the adult or pediatric medical history forms
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment to complete pre-visit registration
DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
Tell your doctor why you are here and what your concerns are
We will take your medical history, perform a physical exam, and any necessary lab tests
Feel free to ask any questions. We will explain what our understanding of your problem is, what treatment we recommend, and why.
Arrange for any follow-ups, either by phone or return visit
Emergency room visits outside clinic hours no longer require pre-authorization by your doctor, by California State Law. Make sure you inform your physician within 24 hours following your visit.
Be aware of your health plan limitations - unless you require 911 emergency transport, some health plans require you to obtain all after-hours emergency care at Stanford ER if you have a primary care doctor at Stanford.
A physician is on-call after hours to coordinate any emergency care needs which arise after-hours and can be reached at the 24 hour number: 650-498-9000.