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Fast Track

What is Fast Track?

Fast Track is a program at the Stanford Emergency Department providing emergency level medical care for patients aged 2 and older who have minor illnesses and injuries. Most Fast Track patients are discharged within 90 minutes.

Who can be treated at Fast Track?

Patients aged 2 and older may be treated at Fast Track.  Patients under the age of 2, or those being treated at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, will be treated in the pediatric emergency department, which is also located within the Stanford Emergency Department.

How do I get into Fast Track?

During the emergency department registration and evaluation process, a medical professional will determine if you should be seen in Fast Track.

Where is ED Fast Track located?

ED Fast Track is located within the Stanford Emergency Department.


Directions to the Stanford Emergency Department

When is Fast Track open?

Fast Track is open daily from 11:30am-11:30pm. The Stanford Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day.

Will I see a doctor at Fast Track?

ED Fast Track patients will be seen by Stanford emergency medicine doctors, nurses, and other team members.

What is treated at Fast Track?

ED Fast Track provides emergency level medical care for minor illnesses and injuries such as:

Patients are assigned to ED Fast Track based upon the level of medical care they require.

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