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Free Health Coverage Screening and Application Assistance

General information

If you are seeking mental health and/or substance use disorder treatment services, and would like to apply for MAGI Medi-Cal, regular Medi-Cal, ACE County, or CareAdvantage, please call to schedule a free Health Coverage Screening Appointment at a mental health clinic near you.

Central County Clinic
San Mateo
(650) 573-3571

Coastside Clinic
Half Moon Bay
(650) 726-6369

North County Clinic
Daly City
(650) 301-8650

South County Clinic
Redwood City
(650) 363-4111

Community Counseling Center
East Palo Alto
(650) 363-4030

Note: Legal immigration status is not required to access free or low cost health coverage in San Mateo County. If you have private insurance, you may still qualify for public health coverage.

Download a list of What to Bring to Your Health Coverage Screening Appointment

Home Appointments

If you are a BHRS client actively receiving regular services through the BHRS System of Care and are unable to go to any of our clinic locations for a free health insurance screening, home appointments are available to assist you with any of the above health coverage programs. Call Stefan Luesse, Manager of Health Insurance Outreach & Coordination, at (650) 573-3502.

For Assistance with Public Benefits

State Disability Insurance (SDI), Unemployment Insurance (UIB), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Benefits Specialists provide assistance with a full range of public benefits issues to BHRS clients and participants in the various Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) programs including SSI/SSDI applications, Medi-Cal applications and annual renewals, help completing forms, and help identifying other community resources.

To schedule an appointment with a Benefits Specialist: Call (650) 802-3366.

If you are NOT seeking Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services and need assistance with insurance coverage

Please call the San Mateo Medical Center Health Coverage Unit Hotline at (650) 616-2002, from 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday, to schedule a free health insurance screening appointment or make an appointment online.