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About SMCHealth


About San Mateo County Health

As a county health department, San Mateo County Health administers public health programs and provides clinical and supportive services to the community. Our mission is to help everyone in San Mateo County live longer and better lives.

County Health protects the public by regulating harms that could cause disease, informing advocacy to achieve healthier communities, and preventing the spread of disease. County Health is also a safety-net provider with a long history of innovation in health care delivery. We support those in need with comprehensive prevention and treatment programs and services.

We strive to protect and promote the health of everyone in San Mateo County by working to prevent diseases before they occur, treating mental and physical conditions, and monitoring the environment and the health of our community.

San Mateo County Health is comprised of the following divisions and teams: Aging & Adult Services, Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, Communications, Correctional Health Services, Emergency Medical Services, Environmental Health Services, Family Health Services, Health Administration, Health Coverage Unit, Health Information Technology, the LEAP Institute, Public Health, Policy & Planning, and San Mateo Medical Center hospital and clinics.



The Health Executive Council includes San Mateo County Health’s chief, deputy chief, health officer, and other division and team leaders.  


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