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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 – 1-844-737-8838 – (for help with veterans health benefits)


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


Last updated 10/24/2018