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SMC Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

SMC Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

What Is MRC?

The San Mateo County Medical Reserve Corps (SMC MRC) is a volunteer organization that engages medical professionals and support volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. 


Our mission is to protect the health, safety, and overall well being of its community members during a public health engagement or emergency response.
The SMC MRC recruits, trains, deploys, and retains volunteer health professionals and support volunteers who contribute their skills and expertise to support Emergency Management Systems already in place.  
SMC MRC members can be called upon in the event of a large scale disaster, public health emergency, hospital surge, or to provide medical related support to shelters.  The SMC MRC also supports public health with flu clinics, participates in community disaster preparedness drills, staffs first aid stations at community events, provides health screenings at health fairs, and distributes health and emergency preparedness information at local events.

Links and Resources

Click the link to learn more about the California Disaster Healthcare Volunteers Program

Join the SMC MRC Email List

Enter your name and email to receive notifications regarding the San Mateo County Medical Reserve Corps (SMC MRC), and events.


Ravenswood Family Health Center
East Palo Alto

1885 Bay Rd.

Ages 3 and older.


Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations

As of January 1, 2019, AB 626, known as the Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations Act, became law. The law authorizes San Mateo County to permit home kitchens for retail use. Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations (MEHKO) operate as permitted mini restaurants in a resident’s home.


Power Outages: a Guide for Food Facilities, Pools & Spas
Loss of power can pose serious health & safety issues

For press inquiries: | (650) 867-1661
To reach Environmental Health Services: | (650) 372-6200

Food Facility Power Outage Guide

Power outages may result from storms, natural disasters, fires, or may be planned by a utility company for maintenance work or other purposes. The loss of power can pose serious health and safety issues at food facilities.

In the event of a power outage, food facilities must:


Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission Meeting
Monthly Meeting - Open to the Public

The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission’s monthly meeting is open to the public.

First Wednesday of each month (no meeting in January or August)
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Health Services Building, 225 37th Ave., Room 100, San Mateo

Please call (650) 573-2544 to confirm time and locations as they are subject to change or check the BHRS calendar.

Learn more about about the Commission


Adults 55+ Join us for “Appy Hour”
Attend a free training

Do you use technology?

“Appy Hours” are basic 101 training on using smart phones and tablets for downloading apps, navigating phones/tablets, going to the app stores, and downloading an app.

Bring your smart phone, tablet, or laptop or come without devices.

Click the links below for more info on each session.

San Mateo location

Monday, October 21, 12pm-1pm
Monday, November 18, 12pm-1pm

San Mateo County Pride Center
1021 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo
(Lunch provided)

News | (650) 867-1661

County to Respond to Mass Flooding as Part of Statewide Medical and Health Exercise
Local & regional partner agencies will collaborate

pickup truck driving through floodwater

Emergency response partner agencies and cities across San Mateo County are participating in the 2019 California Statewide Medical and Health Exercise on Thursday, November 21, at the San Mateo County Event Center – Expo Hall. This full-scale exercise is designed to practice emergency response and sheltering due to catastrophic flooding.