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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

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Covid-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are now available at convenient times and in many locations throughout San Mateo County, including your local San Mateo Medical Center clinic. 

Vaccines Now Available for Kids 5-11 Years Old

Appointments required for vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 years. 


Vaccine Clinic Parking

San Mateo Medical Center’s vaccine clinic scheduled on Saturdays are 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 & 2
Enter the parking lot at number 1 or 2 and follow the signs. Please wear your mask when getting vaccinated.

Exit at 3
After vaccination, please exit the parking lot at number 3. 

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