Skilled Nursing Care (1A)
Updated July 2022
To speak to a patient: call (650) 573-3678.
Please note that visiting rules are subject to change as needed. Please check back frequently for updates. Your can read the California Health Officer’s Order here.
When You Arrive at the Hospital
Visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to
have an indoor visit.
Visitors my show their ID and proof of COVID-19
vaccination at the hospital entrances AND at the entrance to
the visitation area. (Fully vaccinated” for
COVID-19 means two weeks or more after receiving the second
dose of a 2-dose vaccine.)
Visitors must show proof of a negative PCR COVID-19
test taken within 48 hours must be provided before each
If you do not have a PCR test result, bring bring
an antigen (at home) test kit with you and take it in front of
one of our nurses. If you don’t have an antigen test,
we may be able to provide one. If your test result is positive
for COVID-19, you will not be able to visit. We will help you
with a phone or video visit.
If patient is in critical condition: visitors
will be allowed without the vaccination and testing
requirements, but must follow the unit’s infection control
All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and
close contact with COVID-19 in the last 10 days.
Visitors must wear a well-fitted mask covering
their mouth and nose at all times while inside. Masks
must be surgical grade or higher (not cloth).
Visitors must clean their hands with alcohol-based
hand rub before entering the hospital AND before entering the
- Visitors must sign in AND our of our visitation log.
While You’re Visiting
- A maximum of two (2) visitors per resident at a time is allowed.
- Staff will regularly check in to make sure infection control and safety guidelines are followed during the visit.
- Children are allowed to visit if able to follow all infection control policies.
Patients Under Quarantine or In Isolation
- Visitors must use personal protective equipment (PPE), as provided and instructed by staff.
- Visitors will be informed of their risks of exposure.
- Cleaning AND disinfecting of the visitation area will be done by San Mateo Medical Center staff after each visit.
- Visitors who do not follow the Visitation Rules will be asked to leave and/or may not be permitted to visit.
SKILLED NURSING SERVICES
We offer specialized care and support so our patients can be independent and safe. Our skilled nursing unit offers the following services:
- Skilled nursing care
- Medical care
- Recreation therapy
- Social services
- Laundry services
San Mateo Medical Center also oversees the operation of Burlingame Long Term Care.