Free Health Coverage Screening and Application Assistance
If you are seeking mental health and/or substance use disorder treatment services, and would like to apply for MAGI Medi-Cal, regular Medi-Cal, ACE County, Healthy Kids,or CareAdvantage, please call to schedule a free Health Coverage Screening Appointment at a mental health clinic near you.
Central County Clinic
Half Moon Bay
North County Clinic
South County Clinic
Community Counseling Center
East Palo Alto
Note: Legal immigration status is not required to access free or low cost health coverage in San Mateo County. If you have private insurance, you may still qualify for public health coverage.
If you are a BHRS client actively receiving regular services through the BHRS System of Care and are unable to go to any of our clinic locations for a free health insurance screening, home appointments are available to assist you with any of the above health coverage programs. Call Stefan Luesse, Manager of Health Insurance Outreach & Coordination, at (650) 573-3502.
For Assistance with Public Benefits
State Disability Insurance (SDI), Unemployment Insurance (UIB), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Benefits Specialists provide assistance with a full range of public benefits issues to BHRS clients and participants in the various Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) programs including SSI/SSDI applications, Medi-Cal applications and annual renewals, help completing forms, and help identifying other community resources.
To schedule an appointment with a Benefits Specialist: Call (650) 802-3366.
If you are NOT seeking Mental Health or Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services and need assistance with insurance coverage
Please call the San Mateo Medical Center Health Coverage Unit Hotline at (650) 616-2002, from 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday, to schedule a free health insurance screening appointment, or visit www.smcchi.org.