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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Stanford University Medical Center

Operates a 214-bed inpatient hospital for children.


Operates the comprehensive 264-bed Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford providing pediatric medical and surgical services. The hospital provides cardiology and heart transplantation services, hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplantation, liver and kidney transplantation, general pediatric surgery and neonatology. Outpatient clinics include primary care, adolescent medicine, bone marrow transplant, cardiology, community pediatric after-hours, dermatology, diabetes, eating disorders, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics, hematology, hemophilia, infant development, infectious disease, liver transplant, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, psychiatry, respiratory medicine, rheumatology, spina bifida, surgery, and urology. The Mommy Van is a special mobile medical unit providing women's health care in East Palo Alto. Medical services are free of charge and available to women who do not have any type of medical insurance. Provides prenatal services, pregnancy testing, breast exams and referral for mammograms, pap smears, contraception, checking for diabetes and high blood pressure, and pre- and post-natal information. The Mommy Van is also located at two Samaritan House locations: 401 North Humboldt Street, San Mateo (Mondays, 9-3) and 114 5th Avenue, Redwood City (Wednesdays, 9-3). Call 650-839-1447. Other services include social services, interpreters, chaplaincy, recreation therapy, physical and occupational therapy, nutrition, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory, rehabilitation engineering and community outreach services. The Parent Information and Referral Center (PIRC) provides information on child healthcare. Pediatric nurses are available to answer questions about a variety of children's health, growth and development, safety and behavior issues. They can also help choose a physician who meets the special needs of the child as well as provide information about resources for children in a community. Translation services are available through the AT&T Language Line. Call 650-498-KIDS or 800-690-2282. The Teen Health Resource Line offers reliable, accessible and confidential health recommendations. Adolescents with questions about relationships, HIV/AIDS, eating disorders or other health issues are invited to call 888-711-TEEN. The Adolescent Health Van offers comprehensive health services for uninsured and homeless youth, 12 to 21 years of age. Physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, nutritionists and nurses from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital staff the Health Van. Services include immunizations, physicals, pregnancy tests, pelvic exams, sick care, HIV counseling and testing, family planning and health education. All services and medications are provided at no charge to the patients. Visits are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The location of the Health Van may change without advance notice. The locations are 2801 Mission Street in San Francisco (1st Tuesday of each month, from 2-7), the Tenderloin Playground at 570 Ellis Street in San Francisco (2nd Tuesday of each month, from 2-7), Peninsula High School at 300 Piedmont Avenue in San Bruno (3rd Tuesday of each month, from 9-2), Phoenix High School at 1950 Mission Street in San Francisco (4th Tuesday of each month, from 9-2) and Alta Vista High School at Bryant Street and Turman in Mountain View (1st Thursday of each month, from 9-2). Call 888-711-TEEN (8336).


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS and CALTRAIN stop within 1/2 mile and connect with Stanford University's Marguerite shuttle service.
725 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304 37.436357 -122.175049 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Interpreter

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair



Vary according to service. Cash, Medi-Cal, military insurance, private insurance accepted.


Children, youth, pregnant women


Child or youth in need of the hospital's services

How to Apply:

Apply by phone.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • Nationwide
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County