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SMMC COVID-19

Overview

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
What You Need to Know

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We Are Here for You

Your health is our number one priority. We want to be sure you have access to the care you need, when you need it. If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, please call your Primary Care Clinic and talk to your care team.  

  • Many routine visits can be done by phone or video. How to prepare for your clinic visit. 
  • Some visits need to be in person and we are working hard to keep you safe while you’re here. If you have an appointment at one of our clinics, here’s how to prepare for your visit.
  • If your appointment is in person, please come alone or limit the number of people who come with you.
  • Our group meetings and classes may now be available online. Please call your doctor’s office to check.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) testing is not available on request.
San Mateo Medical Center only tests patients who meet specific criteria or are admitted to the hospital. If you are sent home without a test, but would like to be tested, there are some locations you can try. Please call to verify testing location and cost before going. Most locations require an appointment. You can find the most up-to-date testing information here. If you’ve tested positive and are interested in participating in treatment and research studies call 650-721-9316 or send an email to treatcovid@stanford.edu

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Vaccine Clinic Parking

San Mateo Medical Center’s vaccine clinic scheduled for Saturday, May 15th, will be held in the parking lot behind the hospital located at the corner of 39th Avenue and Hacienda in San Mateo. See map below.

Entrance 1 – No Appointments
If you do not have an appointment, enter the parking lot and follow the signs to park your vehicle. Please wear your mask when getting vaccinated.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

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The COVID-19 vaccines were tested in large clinical trials and are safe and effective. Millions of people have safely received a COVID-19 vaccine. Our doctors recommend all patients age 12 and older get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible. Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important things you can do to help end the pandemic.

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Safety Precautions
Keeping you safe at our hospital and clinics

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Your safety is always our first priority. If you are visiting us for an annual physical, to manage a chronic disease, need a procedure, or are coming to our emergency room, we are here to safely meet your health needs. Here’s what we’re doing to keep you safe: