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Communicable Disease Reporting

The Communicable Disease Control Program staff works around the clock to receive and respond to communicable disease reports.

Medical providers and public health professionals are legally required by Title 17 (Section 2500) of the California Code of Regulations to report suspected, lab-confirmed and clinical diagnoses of specific diseases and conditions within specified time frames. Additionally, anyone in charge of any type of school is also required to report these diseases (Section 2508), as are Laboratories (Section 2505).

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Used Motor Oil and Filter Recycling Locations

Please call the drop-off location prior to bringing your used oil & filter to ensure the shop is open. Bring the used oil and filter to a collection center employee. Never abandon used oil or filters outside of the business when the shop is closed. 


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.

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New Beginning Coalition

San Mateo County Health’s Aging and Adult Services’ New Beginning Coalition (NBC) is a broad-based group of older adults, persons with disabilities, caregivers, and service providers whose mission is to improve the quality of life of San Mateo County’s diverse population of older adults and adults with disabilities.


Ravenswood Family Health Center
East Palo Alto

1885 Bay Rd.

Ages 3 and older.


Medical Marijuana ID Program

The Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program in the State of California advises counties to administer a voluntary card registration program that allows eligible patients and their primary caregivers to apply for and receive identification cards through their county of residence (Senate Bill 420).

How do I apply for a medical marijuana ID card?

  1. You must apply in person:

    San Mateo County Health System
    225 37th Avenue, Room 11
    San Mateo, CA  94403
    (650) 573-2395


Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63)