Frequently Called Phone Numbers

Most requested phone numbers

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services 1-800-686-0101
Alcohol & Drug Help Line: (650) 573-3950
Services related to the use of alcohol and other drugs
 

Animal Control  (650) 340-8200 (Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA)
The County contracts with the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS), a private non-profit organization, to enforce all animal control and anti-cruelty laws, shelter homeless animals, and provide a variety of other services.

Animal Control & Licensing (650) 573-3726

Birth Control  1-800-967-7526 (Planned Parenthood)

Birth and Death Certificates  (650) 573-2395
Get a certified copy of a birth or death certificate

Environmental Health Desk (650) 372-6200
Food vendor permits, restaurant complaints, housing inspections, toxic and hazardous waste questions, water quality monitoring, beach water testing and a variety of other environmental health-related services.

Health Insurance  (650) 616-2002
Assistance with applying for free and low-cost health coverage programs

Health Plan of San Mateo (650) 616-0050
San Mateo County's local non-profit health care plan offering health coverage to County's underserved residents

Health System Switchboard  (650) 573-2222
For all County services, including Health Department and San Mateo Medical Center
Switchboard is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Legal Aid  (650) 558-0915
Free legal advice and assistance to disadvantaged residents of San Mateo County

Mental Health line  1-800-686-0101
Access mental health services for you or someone in your family who may be experiencing serious mental illness or emotional disturbance

Mobile Clinic  (650) 573-2786
For a schedule of clinic hours

San Mateo Medical Center  (650) 573-2222

Stray/Dead Animal Pick-Up  (650) 340-8200 (Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA)
The County contracts with the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA (PHS), a private non-profit organization, to enforce all animal control and anti-cruelty laws, shelter homeless animals, and provide a variety of other services.

TIES line  1-800-675-8437
24-hour information, advice and emergency response for seniors and adults with disabilities

Main phone numbers for Health System Divisions