Health and Mental Health Archives
At a Glance
The County of San Mateo is committed to helping everyone who lives, works and plays in our community to live longer, healthier lives. The Board of Supervisors has allocated local sales tax funds (Measure K) to expand mental health services, provide medical services to underserved communities and ensure the long-term sustainability of community-based treatment programs.
The California Clubhouse provides a safe and caring environment coupled with opportunities for education, socializing and meaningful work. The Clubhouse, which received a "start-up" grant of local sales tax funds, is now open for adults with a severe mental illness. Learn how this innovative program is impacting the lives of its members.
With the addition of Measure K funds, the County of San Mateo in conjunction with its ambulance provider, American Medical Response, has increased the availability of the San Mateo County Mental Health Assessment and Referral Team, or SMART program. It aims to provide appropriate care and services for those undergoing a mental health crisis while also diverting patients from costly and overcrowded emergency rooms. Learn more.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in May 2016 allocated $5 million in Measure K funds as emergency assistance to community-based treatment programs hit by spiraling real estate and other costs. The bulk of the funding is for loan or lease payments with additional funding for immediate building repairs and upgrades. Learn more.
Countywide Oral Health Strategic Plan
The San Mateo County Oral Health Coalition exists to improve the oral health status of the County’s traditionally underserved and vulnerable populations. A $30,000 grant helped the coalition complete the 2017-2020 San Mateo County Oral Health Strategic Plan, which sets a path forward for increasing access to quality dental services for vulnerable populations. Learn more.