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Behavioral Health and Recovery Services., Central County Mental Health Center

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Behavioral Health and Recovery Services., Central County Mental Health Center

San Mateo County Health System

Evaluates adults with mental health problems and provides brief therapy and crisis counseling in the central part of the county.


Provides outpatient mental health services to adults and children in the central county area including medications, crisis services, individual and group counseling, case management and representative payee services. The intake process includes evaluation and referral to other providers when appropriate.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block.
1950 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94403 37.5449282 -122.3222348 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Wheelchair



Vary according to income. Medi-Cal, Medicare, private insurance accepted.


Seriously mentally ill, psychiatric emergencies


Resident of area served

How to Apply:

Walk in or call the Access Team at 800-686-0101. Persons in crisis may call or walk in, 8 am to 5 pm on weekdays, or contact San Mateo Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency Services nights, weekends and holidays.

Service Wait Estimate:

Same day for crisis situations, 1 week for assessment.

Service Areas:

  • Belmont
  • Burlingame
  • Foster City
  • Hillsborough
  • Millbrae
  • San Carlos
  • San Mateo