A comfortable, safe recovery unit designed specifically for kids

We offer comfort and expert care to children in need of a hospital setting while receiving medical treatment or recovering from procedures

Short Stay Unit

If your child requires a hospital setting to receive medical treatment or to recover from procedures, he or she may stay at the Short Stay Unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Your child will likely only stay in the unit for a short period of time.

Our services include:

  • Infusions of medications through intravenous line (IV) access
  • Chemotherapy
  • Enzyme replacement therapy
  • Steroid pulse therapy
  • IV hydration
  • Antiviral, antibiotic and antifungal therapy
  • Immunoglobulin therapy
  • Inhaled medications
  • Extended recovery for patients following:
  • Observation Status patients
  • Removal of PICC lines (a catheter placed into the vein) or repair of tunneled lines
  • Blood draws through central lines

For more information, see our welcome letter or learn more about referring a patient.