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SMMC Guide: Hospital



At San Mateo Medical Center, safety is our top priority. We have screenings in place at our hospital entrances to protect our patients and staff.

San Mateo Medical Center’s acute care hospital, specialty services, ancillary services, emergency services, psychiatric services and administrative offices are located in San Mateo. Some of our primary care clinics also are located in San Mateo.

We are licensed to operate 448 beds including a 62-bed medical/surgical unit, a 7-bed intensive care unit, a 34-bed inpatient psychiatric services unit and 64 skilled nursing beds in San Mateo. We also oversee the operations of Burlingame Skilled Nursing.

Main Number

(650) 573-2222


222 West 39th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

General information

Cafe 39

Our new cafeteria is located on the GROUND FLOOR of the hospital. We serve healthy, nutritious meals for breakfast and lunch. We also have snacks, hot drinks, and vending machines. Prices vary and you can pay for your meal with cash or credit card. An ATM is available.

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Gift Shop

Our gift shop, located on the first floor of the hospital, sells a variety of items including cards, snacks, books, toys, jewelry, scarves, and gifts. We also sell personal care items such as toothbrushes, facial tissues, and hair combs.

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Interpretation Services
You have the right to an interpreter at no cost to you.

To give you the best healthcare, we need to understand you. And you need to understand us. We can provide an interpreter in almost any language, including American Sign Language. 

In some cases, we can arrange to have in-person interpreters available. In most cases, we will use our voice and video interpretation system. With this system, our staff can locate an interpreter for your language in a minute or two. You and your doctor will be able to either see the interpreter live on a video screen or talk to him (or her) on a speaker phone. 

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Palliative Care

Information and Consultation

(650) 573-3982

Palliative Care Program

Palliative care focuses on relief of the pain, stress, and other debilitating symptoms of serious illness.

At San Mateo Medical Center, our palliative care program provides interdisciplinary, culturally sensitive care to our patients with serious illnesses. We provide high-quality, client focused medical, psychosocial, and spiritual care and support for our patients and their family members to alleviate pain and discomfort at the end of life.

(650) 573-3982