Stanford Adult Emergency Department

The Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department at Stanford (Stanford ED) is a full-service emergency care facility, treating all ages, illnesses, and injuries without regard to race, religion, gender or ability to pay. The Stanford ED treats more than 80,000 patients per year. 

It is our goal to provide efficient, high-quality emergency care, both in the emergency department and throughout the community.

Access to leading-edge technology and expert specialists
Emergency physicians at Stanford stay current on leading-edge diagnostic and treatment technologies. Our staff also have access to a wide array of specialists and sub-specialists to aid in caring for our patient population. 

Designated Level I Trauma Center
The Stanford emergency department has been designated by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Trauma Center. This is the highest possible designation, signifying Stanford can handle any trauma patient, no matter how severely injured. 

Rapid response to heart attack and stroke
The Stanford emergency department is also an integral part of the ground-breaking Emergency Cardiac Care and Stroke services offered by Stanford Hospital. 

Accredited Level 2 Geriatric ED
Stanford ED has been designated by the American College of Emergency Physicians as a Level 2 Geriatric ED in recognition of our best practices, education, resources and support for the special needs of our older patients. 


Telehealth and Emergency Medicine

As health systems work to provide a range of virtual services from prevention to primary care, Stanford’s long-term vision is to extend this continuum to include virtual emergency care, including assessment, diagnostics, treatment, and follow-up.