Occupational Injury and Illness

On the Job Care

The Occupational Health Center is the designated provider for all Stanford University employees who sustain a workplace injury or illness. Our clinical team provides medical evaluation and treatment of workers and monitors their health status to facilitate their rehabilitation and safe return to work. Care ranges from first-aid support to ongoing medical management and treatment:

On-site therapeutic
modalities, including physical therapy and acupuncture
Instruction in stretching,
ergonomics, and nutrition
Medical specialist and
diagnostic imaging referrals
Work status communication

After a Work-Related Injury

The OHC and Office of Risk Management oversee workers’ compensation for the University.

When reporting work-related Accidents, Incidents & Exposures of employees follow these three steps:

  1. Inform supervisor
  2. Get medical support
    1. For immediate life-threatening emergencies, call 9-911
    2. During open hours, contact the OHC for evaluation at (650) 725-5308 or stanfordohc@stanford.edu
    3. After hours and on weekends, you may go to the Stanford Emergency Room, if needed:
      Marc and Laura Andreessen Adult Emergency Department
      1199 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
      Phone: (650) 723-5111
  3. Complete an SU-17 Incident Report within 24 hours
    of the incident

Where do I seek treatment?

Occ Health Center

Come to us if you fall into this one of these groups

Faculty & Staff

Graduate and Undergraduate student employees

Postdoctoral scholars – to be eligible, postdoctoral scholars must be registered with the campus-wide Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA) Program before the injury occurs.

Visiting scholars and visiting student researchers

Volunteers on a case-by-case basis – Volunteers must be registered within their departments before the date of injury to be eligible.

Emergency & After Hours Care

Marc and Laura Andreessen Adult Emergency

Employees with life-threatening injuries should be seen at emergency room.