Becoming a patient at Stanford Health Care is easy, no matter where you live or work. We’ll help guide you step-by-step to make your first visit as easy as possible.
You don’t need a referral for primary care, and we accept most forms of insurance, though it’s best to check to make sure you’ll be covered.
To get started with Stanford Primary Care, search for a doctor near where you live or work, or use our booking tool to find the soonest available appointment in our network.
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You have multiple options to request an appointment with a Stanford specialist.
- Call 650-498-3333 to connect with a Stanford Health Care doctor or clinic
- Schedule and manage appointments through MyHealth if you already have an account
You do not need a referral for many types of specialty care services, however, if a referral is required, our team can help you with the process.
Once you’ve made an appointment, follow these three steps:
Once you make an appointment, we will work with you to verify your insurance.
We accept a wide variety of insurance plans, including most PPO, EPO, HMO and POS plans. We encourage you to make sure your insurance plan provides coverage at Stanford Health Care.
Determine coverage or out-of-pocket expenses
Call Patient Financial Counseling at 650-489-2900 to determine your coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses.
Need pre-authorization? Call Patient Financial Clearance at
Don't see your plan or have questions about insurance? Contact the Managed Care team:
When our team member schedules your appointment, we will inform you of the records needed prior to your first appointment.
Stanford Health Care employs health information exchange in certain situations. This allows our providers to securely access your medical information electronically from other doctors or hospitals.
Medical Records Resources
Questions about medical records? Contact the Health Information Management Services department:
Once you make an appointment, one of our team members will answer many of your questions, including where to go and what to bring with you, including:
- Current medication list and dosages
- Any related diagnostics and radiology images
- Registration forms
- Insurance information
- A list of questions to ask your doctor
Your care is a partnership involving us all: you, your family, and Stanford Health Care. We offer a full range of services and programs to help with any social, financial, and lifestyle needs you may have.
To learn more, visit our Patients & Visitors information.
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