Stanford Hospital and Clinics

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Translating pioneering medical research into quality patient care defines Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Known worldwide for advanced treatment of complex disorders in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer treatment, neurosciences, surgery, and organ transplants, Stanford Hospital & Clinics is a place where discoveries find real-life application.

As part of the Stanford University Medical Center , Stanford Hospital & Clinics has a close relationship with both the Stanford University School of Medicine, the oldest medical school in the Western United States, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, an adjacent pediatric teaching hospital providing general acute and tertiary care.

Throughout its history, Stanford Hospital & Clinics has pioneered medical advances that have saved lives and protected against disease. Stanford physicians performed the first successful adult human heart transplant in the country and the first combined heart-lung transplant in the world. The CyberKnife, which directs high-intensity radiation where surgeons cannot go, was developed by a Stanford physician, as was the balloon catheter, which radically changed cardiovascular care.

At Stanford Hospital, patients and their families are actively involved in care decisions. They are warmly welcomed with supportive care that includes social workers and case managers. Trained medical librarians at the Stanford Hospital Health Library are available online or in person to answer questions.

The Stanford University Medical Center has recently embarked upon an extensive rebuild and renovation project. Plans include rebuilding Stanford Hospital & Clinics, expanding Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and replacing key facilities in the Stanford School of Medicine.

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Stanford Hospital & Clinics offers its patients a broad and deep array of health services. Our website makes it easy to find what you need.

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Request an Appointment

When you call Stanford Hospital & Clinics, we respond quickly to help you find the right physician, clinical trial or care program.

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Medical Records

As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you can check your health records and appointments online at any time, with complete privacy and security. You can also receive health advice and ask questions.

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Visitor Information

Before, during, and after your visit, Stanford Hospital Guest Services is focused on personal assistance, support and resources for patients, families and friends.

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Parking & Transportation

Out website gives you full information on how to get here and where to park. You can also print a map.

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Stanford Hospital & Clinics contracts with most major Health Maintenance Organizations and most major Preferred Provider Organizations for hospital services.

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Support & Therapy Groups

Stanford Hospital & Clinics offers a variety of support groups and therapy options for patients and their loved ones.

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