Programs & Services

Nurse Advice Line

Nurse Advice Line

This toll-free phone hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call 1-833-846-8773.

Registered nurses are on hand to answer questions about your symptoms. They can tell you how urgently you need to see a doctor and may give you advice for self-care at home.

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care coordination

Care Management program

Helps get your doctors and HPSM all working to give you the focus and support you need to stay healthy. Your personal Care Manager helps you set health goals and make a plan for achieving them.

For more information, visit our Care Management page or call 650-616-2060

Health Education

HPSM’s Health Education Unit

Provides information on a range of topics and support programs, such as:

  • How to quit tobacco and other similar products
  • Managing your diabetes, asthma, blood pressure and more
  • The Baby + Me Program, which connects pregnant women and new moms with a range of support resources – and offers participants up to $100 in Target GiftCardsTM 
The Bullseye Design, Target and Target GiftCard are registered trademarks of Target Brands, Inc. Terms and conditions are applied to gift cards. Target is not a participating partner in or sponsor of this offer.
interpreter services

Free interpreter services

If your doctor does not speak your language, interpreter services are available by phone and video. Just ask your doctor to call an interpreter during your visit. In special cases, an interpreter can go to the visit with you.

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Doctor’s visits by phone or video

Many providers can give you advice over the phone or see you by video. Telephone and video visits are fully covered. Call your primary care provider (PCP) to check if they provide telephone or video visits.

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Mental Health

Mental health and substance use

Covered by: San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS)

Call for information about mental health providers and other specific mental health services. You can also talk to your PCP about mental health and substance use issues: they will then work with BHRS to get you the help you need.

San Mateo County Health administers public health programs and provides clinical and supportive services that help everyone in San Mateo County live longer and better lives.

Toll free: 1-800-686-0101
TTY: 1-800-943-2833

Dental and eye care

Dental and eye care

Covered by: Service Employees International Union, Local 521 (only for IHSS workers).

More information: Call 1-800-322-6384 TTY: 1-800-842-6635 or visit