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  • Young girl at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Emergency Department, a Level 1 Trauma CenterYoung girl at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Emergency Department, a Level 1 Trauma Center

Pediatric Emergency Department

The pediatric emergency department at Stanford Medicine, located at 900 Quarry Road Extension, is the only emergency department in the area uniquely prepared for pediatric emergencies. Separate from the adult emergency department, our pediatric emergency department is a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center providing comprehensive 24-hour emergency care with direct access to world-class pediatric emergency specialists. With technology and innovative treatments designed with kids in mind, care from Stanford doctors and staff who are specially trained in caring for children, and an emphasis on preventing and avoiding pain in our patients, our pediatric emergency department provides an environment and atmosphere that is calming and nonthreatening to children.

Our team and facility are equipped to handle a wide range of medical problems—for example:

  • Infectious conditions such as colds, acute gastroenteritis, croup, and bronchiolitis.
  • Chronic, recurrent illnesses such as asthma, sickle cell disease, cancer, hemophilia, AIDS or seizures.
  • Acute traumatic injuries.
  • Critical illnesses.

Children who require additional care can be admitted to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, just down the hall from our emergency department. Since Packard Children's provides high-level care in all pediatric specialties, there is no need to transfer the child to another hospital. Learn more about transferring to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Safety precautions during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking every precaution to provide our patients and families with care that continues to meet the highest standards of safety and quality:

  • Screening all staff, patients, and family members for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering.
  • Designated waiting areas with social distancing.
  • Universal masking.
  • Care teams with personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Infection control protocols are in place, including robust air filtration and disinfecting exam rooms after each patient.

Meet our patients

Alexandre Acra Alexandre Acra
After Alexandre Acra cut his forearm on a broken window, the Pediatric Emergency Department, Hand and Upper Limb team, and Occupational Therapy all contributed to a successful surgery and recovery.
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