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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 or 650-591-1689 (Benefits Info Line)
Health programs (including Medi-Cal)

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

San Mateo County Health System - 650-616-2002 (Health coverage unit- check program eligibility)
Additional contact information
Health care programs
County clinic services

Health Plan of San Mateo


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

Health Consumer Alliance - Find a local Health Consumer Center

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 9/24/2013

Health Plan Problems?

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

Not sure?  866-466-8900