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Behavioral Health and Recovery Services., Mental Health Services Division., Administration


Behavioral Health and Recovery Services., Mental Health Services Division., Administration

San Mateo County Health System

Administers the mental health and substance use services provided by the county to San Mateo County residents.


Administers substance use treatment services and regional mental health clinics for adults and decentralized children's services, and a residential treatment facility including mental health services to youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Contracts for other specialized services administered by community based agencies. Services provided include crisis services, inpatient and outpatient clinical services for adults, adolescents and children, and community support services. For Medi-Cal clients, county mental health administers the mental health managed care plan. The plan authorizes all Medi-Cal mental health services in the county.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 1 block.
2000 Alameda de las Pulgas, Suite 235, San Mateo, CA 94403 37.5445904 -122.3212479 Government

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • French
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



Vary according to income and service. Cash, checks, Medicare, Medi-Cal and private insurance accepted.


Adults, older adults and children with mental health or substance use treatment needs


San Mateo County resident

How to Apply:

Call the Access Team at 800-686-0101 for mental health or substance use services.

Interpretation Services:


Service Wait Estimate:

Same day for phone contact; appointment for assessment if appropriate within 5-7 days.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County