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Resources for San Mateo County

Toll-free phone numbers begin with 1-800, 1-866, 1-877, and 1-888. If you need a TTY and there is not one listed, you can call 7-1-1. If you have a speech disability, you can use the Speech-to-Speech Relay. Call 1-800-854-7784.


Health care programs and services

San Mateo County Human Services Agency 
1-800-223-8383 (apply for Medi-Cal)
Health care programs

Health Coverage Unit of San Mateo County (public-private partnership)
650-616-2002 (help with enrollment in health coverage programs)

San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
1-800-686-0101 (ACCESS Line for assessment, information and referrals)
650-579-0350 (24-Hour Crisis Line)
County mental health services

San Mateo County Health System
650-573-2222 (Health System Switchboard for all County services)
Additional contact information
Health services


Help with health coverage issues

California Consumer Assistance Program
California Help Center - 1-888-466-2219 (free help in many languages or referral to a regional consumer assistance program)

HICAP (for help with Medicare)
Self-Help for the Elderly - 1-800-434-0222 or 650-627-9350

Health Consumer Alliance - Find a local Health Consumer Center
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo - 1-800-381-8898

County Veterans Service Office
Find the CVSO in your county (for help with veterans health benefits)


Also see the list of helplines and consumer assistance for statewide resources


List updated 3/27/2014

Health Plan Problems?

For HMOs  888-466-2219
For PPOs   800-927-4357