SPRC MSOB Map & Directions

Our official address at MSOB:
Stanford Prevention Research Center
Stanford University School of Medicine
Medical School Office Building
1265 Welch Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5411
 Mail Code 5411

SPRC is located on the 3rd floor of the building. When you exit the stairs or elevator, the suite entrance is to your left.

From US-101

  • Take the Embarcadero Road West Exit
  • Follow Embarcadero Road through Palo Alto for 3-4 Miles
  • As you approach the underpass, get into the right lane
  • Once you have crossed El Camino Real, Embarcadero Rd. splits
  • Turn right at the fork onto Arboretum Road
  • Turn left at the second light onto Quarry Road
  • Turn right at the second light onto Welch Road
  • MSOB is all the way down Welch Rd. on the left, where Welch intersects Campus Drive

From Interstate 280

  • Take the Sand Hill Road exit and follow Sand Hill road East
  • Follow Sand Hill Road for 5-6 miles
  • Turn right onto Pasteur Drive -- you will see the main entrance to the hospital
  • Turn right onto Welch Road.
  • MSOB is all the way down Welch Rd. on the left, where Welch intersects Campus Drive


  • The small parking strip in front of MSOB - entered via Welch Road - has a few short-term pick-up and delivery spots, 4 metered parking spots, and several disabled parking spaces
  • The Stockfarm parking lot, across the street on Welch Road between Campus Drive and Oak Road, has "A" permit spaces along Welch Road and a large quantity of "A" and "C" permit spaces, as well as "Pay and Display" visitor parking spaces within the lot itself. With the "Pay and Display" spots, you may purchase up to 8 hours of parking at the ticket machine ($12.00 maximum/day), and place the ticket on your dash. The machines accept Visa or MasterCard, bills, or coins; if you do not use your credit card, please bring cash in smaller denominations because these machines do not issue change.
  • The parking garage between Oak Road and Stockfarm Road also has many "C" permit spaces, and event parking on the top level
  • Day visitor permits are available from Parking & Transportation Services at 340 Bonair Siding (across campus, between the gas station and Maples Pavilion, click here for a map)
  • Parking is free at most permit spots after 4 PM
  • A detail map of the Medical Center campus is available

Public Transit

  • Stanford's free Marguerite Shuttle provides frequent service to the Medical Center from the Palo Alto CalTrain station at University Avenue via Line X
  • If riding CalTrain, get off at the Palo Alto station at University Avenue
  • Line X goes to the Medical Center.  Get off at the second Med Center stop closer to the Clark Center (Roth Way @ Quarry Road Extension), and you can walk to MSOB from here in about 5 minutes or so
  • MSOB is all the way down Welch Rd. on the left, where Welch intersects Campus Drive