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Dental FAQs

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I don’t have dental insurance, where can I get help?

Check out our list of local clinics and organizations that provide dental services at a reduced cost for patients that are uninsured or under-insured. You may also be able to purchase dental insurance through Covered California.

I have Medi-Cal or other dental coverage, where can I get dental coverage?

All local clinics and organizations listed on our website take Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal. For more questions, please contact the San Mateo Health Coverage Unit.

How can I get a referral for a dentist?

Contact the San Mateo County Dental Society (covers San Mateo County from Daly City through Redwood City) and the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society (covers area from Palo Alto to Mountain View) for a referral for a dentist.

Where can I go to get urgent dental care?

Check out our list of local clinics and organizations that provide urgent dental services.

I am HIV+, where can I get dental care?

Check out our list of local clinics and organizations that provide dental services to HIV+ people through the San Mateo Ryan-White grant.

I have a special need, where can I get dental care?

Check out our list of local clinics and organizations that provide dental care to people with special needs.

I am homeless, where can I get dental care?

Check out our list of local clinics and organizations that provide dental care to homeless people.

I have children, where can I take them for dental care?

Check out our list of local clinics and organizations that provide dental services to different age groups.

I’m pregnant, where can I get dental care?

Check out our list of local clinics and organizations that provide dental care to pregnant women.

I’m homebound, how can I get dental care?

Check out our list of local clinics and organizations that provide dental care to home-bound people.

Where can I find more information on other health and social services in San Mateo County?

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