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Rehabilitation Services

General information
Rehabilitation Team

Inpatient Gym Hours

Mon. – Sat.: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Outpatient Gym Hours

Mon., Wed., and Fri.: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


San Mateo Medical Center
222 West 39th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403


Enter the main lobby. Take the elevators or stairs to the 2nd floor. The outpatient therapy department is located across the rotunda.


You must have a physician’s referral to receive rehabilitation services. After seeing your Doctor, you should receive a form that gives you the instructions for how to contact our department to make an appointment.


San Mateo Medical Center offers both inpatient and outpatient services, including:

  • Audiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Creative Arts and Recreation Therapy

If you do not have insurance, we offer financial assistance.

Rehabilitation Services Descriptions

Our goal is to bring individuals to their highest level of practical functioning through efficient delivery of evidenced based interdisciplinary rehabilitation practice. We offer our patients a variety of rehabilitation services, including:


Audiologists are health-care professionals who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss, tinnitus, and balance disorders in newborn, children, and adults.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists (PT) promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Occupational Therapy

An occupational therapist evaluates and focuses on a patient centered approach to provide services that enhance quality of life and promote functional independence for activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs include feeding, dressing, hygiene/grooming, toileting, showering in conjunction with exercise, splinting and other therapeutic activities.

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathologists diagnose and evaluate speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Patients are helped to recover their ability to communicate thoughts and feelings following a stroke, head injury or disease. Therapists work with patients to improve speech, language, voice quality, cognition (thought process) and swallowing.

Creative Arts and Recreation Therapies

The Creative Arts and Recreation Therapies department is a team of qualified therapist trained in recreation, music, dance, or drama therapy. Our specialized therapeutic activities and resources help restore and enhance patients’ overall mental, physical, social, and emotional function, well-being, and quality of life during their hospital stay and upon discharge.