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SMMC Guide: Hospital



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 operation of Burlingame Long-Term Care.

Main Number

(650) 573-2222


222 West 39th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

General information

Cafe 39

Cafe 39, our cafeteria, is located on the first 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.

General information

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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Skilled Nursing Visiting Hours

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hospital Visiting Hours

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Visiting the Hospital or Skilled Nursing

For the health and safety of our patients, please do not visit San Mateo Medical Center’s hospital or skilled nursing unit if you have any of the following flu-like symptoms: fever, coughing, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. 

To talk to a patient on the phone, call (650) 573-2222 during visiting hours.

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Palliative Care

Information and Consultation

(650) 573-2381

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) 573-2381