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Skilled Nursing Care (1A)

General information

(updated May 12, 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. 

The visiting rules (below) will apply once in-person visits resume.



  • Visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be provided at the hospital entrances. Please show your ID.

    • “Fully vaccinated” for COVID-19 means: two weeks or more after receiving the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks or more after receiving a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson /Janssen).
  • If a visitor is not fully vaccinated for COVID-19, proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours must be provided before each 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 protocols.

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.

When You Arrive

  • All visitors must show their proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the hospital entrances. Please show your ID.
  • All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and close contact with COVID-19 in the last 10 days prior to entering the hospital AND once they arrive in the unit.
  • Visitors must wear a procedure mask at all times (and any other additional PPE that may be required) and perform hand hygiene (use alcohol-based hand rub or disinfecting wipes) before entering hospital AND visitation area.
  • Once checked-in at the hospital entrance, you will be directed to the nursing unit—please do not wander around the hospital or unit.
  • Once in the unit, you will be asked to sign in on the visitation log and may be asked to show proof of vaccination or swab test result. You will be provided additional instructions for your visit. Please sign out before you leave.

While You’re Visiting

  • Two (2) visitors per resident at a time is recommended.
  • Staff will regularly check to ensure that infection control and safety guidelines are followed during the visit.
  • Children are allowed if able to follow all infection control practices.

Additional Information

  • 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.


Visiting Rules SNF 1A, May 2022
Reglas De Las Visitas Para El SNF 1A


All other visiting rules and information can be found HERE.



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
  • Rehabilitation
  • Recreation therapy
  • Social services
  • Meals
  • Laundry services
  • Housekeeping

San Mateo Medical Center also oversees the operation of Burlingame Long Term Care.