Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department

The Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department at Stanford Medicine, located at 900 Quarry Road Extension, is the only emergency department on the Peninsula and in the South Bay 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 treating pain, our pediatric emergency department provides an environment and atmosphere that is calming and nonthreatening to your child.

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.

If your child requires additional care, he or she 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

While we are not mandating that individuals wear a mask on all occasions, we do require that people who are showing signs of respiratory illness (coughing, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, etc.) wear a mask in order to limit the spread of illness and protect others from getting sick.

Meet our patients

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