Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Stanford located?

Stanford Hospital & Clinics is located on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. It is about 40 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose.

On campus, SHC is within easy walking distance from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.

The hospital's address is:
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA  94305

Its main telephone number is (650) 723-4000.

See Directions and Parking for how to get to our facility via various means of transportation.

Does Stanford take my insurance?

View our Health Plan Information or call your insurance carrier directly.

What services does Stanford Hospital & Clinics provide?

Stanford provides a wide range of services through its clinics and physicians, from basic primary care to advanced treatment and procedures.  For a comprehensive listing and detail on our services visit the Clinics and Medical Services section of our Web site.

Our Guest Services Department provides personal assistance, support, and resources for patients and guests.

How do I get in to see a doctor, and how long is the wait?

You schedule an appointment with one of our doctors through the individual clinics. The wait to get into a clinic varies depending on the specialty and whether you request to see a specific doctor. You may contact our clinical services directly or call our Stanford Referral Center at 1-800-756-9000 for clinic and physician information.

What lodging is in the area?

There are numerous places to stay in the surrounding area. Lodging Information provides a partial listing of local accommodations. Please try to make your arrangements as far ahead of time as possible.

Where can I get something to eat that is close to the hospital?

There are many choices in the local area, including cafes in both the Stanford Hospital facility and nearby Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. More information.

Have a question?  Need anything? Call Guest Services at (650) 498-3333.

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