On-Campus Health Services at Stanford


Vaden Health Center provides many types of health care on campus, and requires that every registered student carry adequate health insurance. This requirement can be met through Cardinal Care, or through an alternative insurance plan that has comparable benefits. Visit Vaden Health Center’s website for more information about their services and resources.

Cardinal Care, the university sponsored health insurance option, is a comprehensive plan specifically designed for Stanford students. Cardinal Care offers robust coverage at school, at home, and while traveling or studying abroad, and provides coverage for enrollees during leaves of absence, school breaks, immediately following graduation, and in quarters when students might not be registered for classes, such as summer. Students enrolled in Cardinal Care have access to Stanford faculty specialists and hospital and emergency care at the Stanford University Medical Center. It includes medical, mental health and dental benefits. Learn more about Cardinal Care here.

Public Safety at Stanford


The Stanford University Department of Public Safety exists to provide a safe, secure atmosphere which is conducive to freedom of expression and movement, for people and their property at Stanford University, within the constraints of the Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinance. Visit the Stanford DPS website to learn more about the services they provide.

Stanford DPS publishes a Safety, Security and Fire Report annually in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. You can read the 2018 Safety, Security and Fire Report here.

Recreation at Stanford


Stanford Recreation is committed to provide diverse recreational opportunities that inspire health and well-being for our community.

Stanford Recreation is organizationally housed within The Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation and more specifically within Recreation and Wellness.  Recreation offers sports, fitness, health and well-being programs to meet the diverse needs of the Stanford community.  Through collaborative team efforts, Recreation takes pride in presenting high quality and fun programs focusing on providing excellent service.  A wide-breadth of programs and services are offered by Recreation in aquatics, club sports, fitness facilities, group exercise and personal training, intramural sports, membership and recreation services, recreation classes, and youth programs. 


Updated on December 18, 2018 11:54 AM