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Improve your health and well-being by spending time outdoors. Everyone should have access to nature and outdoor spaces to play and rest.
The San Mateo County Park Rx (Park Prescription) program promotes the use and enjoyment of parks and public lands to benefit your physical and mental health.
San Mateo County Park Rx is part of a national initiative to promote spending time in nature to improve health and well-being.
Time spent in nature benefits your physical health:
Get the latest information on our work to reduce smoke and tobacco in San Mateo County, how to keep your home healthy, how clean local waterways are, how safe locally harvested fish is to include in your menu, and what you can do to help prevent pollution. Plus, get the latest information on healthier manicures and pedicures.
Insurance keeps you healthy and financially covered when you need it most.
Health coverage can be complicated. That’s why we offer free assistance to help you apply and get health coverage. We can let you know which programs you may qualify for, explain how they work, what it may cost, and then help you apply.
Schedule a health coverage screening appointment even if you think you might not qualify or if you have private, non-employer sponsored insurance. Legal immigration status is not required to access free or low-cost health insurance in San Mateo County. If you are under age 26 and currently not employed, but covered by a parent’s private insurance plan, you might qualify for subsidized coverage through Medi-Cal.