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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Medical Office Building located?
The address of the new facility is 2589 Samaritan Drive, San Jose, CA 95124, which is conveniently located at the corner of Highway 85 and Los Gatos Blvd in San Jose with proximity to Highway 17.

When will the building open?
The new facility will open in 2015. More detail will be made available as we get closer to the date.

Can I get an appointment in the new facility now?
The new facility will open in 2015. When seeking access to Stanford services, please continue to visit our website and call 1 (800) 756-9000.

Will the new facility be a hospital?
This new facility will be an outpatient cancer center with complementary medical practices, not a hospital.

How large is the facility?
The new facility, located at 2589 Samaritan Drive, is an existing four-story, 70,000 square foot building. This will be Stanford’s most comprehensive outpatient medical facility outside of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Palo Alto, and the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City.

What types of services will be offered in the building?
The new facility will be an outpatient cancer center that includes medical oncology clinics, surgical oncology clinics, radiation therapy, infusion therapy, imaging and other services to provide the best outpatient care possible, in a convenient location.

Will this building replace the Cancer services available on Stanford’s main campus?
This facility is an extension of the services already offered on Stanford’s main campus in Palo Alto, at a location that is more convenient for people who live and work in the South Bay.

Will the new facility be staffed only by Stanford physicians?
Patient care will be provided by Stanford physicians in partnership with physicians from the local medical community.

Why is SHC opening this new facility?
This new facility will support the latest advances in medicine, including access to clinical trials and Stanford’s National Cancer Institute-designated cancer program. The goal is to offer convenient access to Stanford’s leading edge, patient-centered care. Please visit for more information about NCI designation.

What is Stanford’s Cancer Institute?
The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is one of only two National Cancer Institute–designated Cancer Centers in the region. Committed to giving patients every clinical and technological advantage in the prevention and treatment of cancer, the Stanford Cancer Institute leverages the expertise of more than 300 physicians and researchers working together to unravel cancer’s secrets. Stanford’s scientific focus includes cancer cell and stem cell biology, immunology, molecular imaging and genetics. Translational medicine is the cornerstone of Stanford’s cancer treatment programs, combining new advances with compassionate care and supportive services. Stanford is also one of the founding members of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 21 of the world’s leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care provided to patients with cancer. Stanford is consistently recognized as one of the top hospitals in America for cancer care according to US News & World Report. For more information regarding the Stanford Cancer Institute, please visit:

Will there be an emergency department in the building?
Stanford’s only emergency department is in the main hospital in Palo Alto. There will not be an emergency department in this building.

About Stanford Hospital & Clinics
Stanford Hospital & Clinics, located in Palo Alto, California, with multiple facilities throughout the region, is internationally renowned for leading edge and coordinated care in cancer care, neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine, surgery, organ transplant, medicine specialties, and primary care. Throughout its history, Stanford has been at the forefront of discovery and innovation, as researchers and clinicians work together to improve health, alleviate suffering, and translate medical breakthroughs into better ways to deliver patient care. Stanford Hospital & Clinics: Healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time. For more information, visit

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