COVID-2019 Alert

The latest information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, including vaccine clinics for children ages 5 years old and older.

La información más reciente sobre el nuevo Coronavirus de 2019, incluidas las clínicas de vacunación para niños de 5 años en adelante.


We offer comfort and expert care to children in need of a hospital setting while receiving medical treatment or recovering from procedures.

Short Stay Unit

The Short Stay Unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford serves children who require a hospital setting to receive medical treatment or to recover from procedures. Patients typically only stay in the unit for a short period of time. Our services include:

  • Infusions of medications through intravenous line (IV) access
  • Chemotherapy
  • Enzyme replacement therapy
  • Steroid pulse therapy
  • IV hydration
  • Antiviral, antibiotic and antifungal therapy
  • Immunoglobulin therapy
  • Inhaled medications
  • Extended recovery for patients following:
  • Observation Status patients
  • Removal of PICC lines or repair of tunneled lines
  • Blood draws through central lines

Short Stay Unit Care Team