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Caring Hands In Health

Caring Hands in Health assists the countyʼs most vulnerable patients at San Mateo Medical Centerʼs hospital and clinics. We provide patients with financial assistance to enable them and their families to fulfill their needs quickly and in a dignified manner, improving healthcare access for at-risk populations in our community.


Caring Hands in Health is a compassionate way to provide immediate assistance to patients in dire need and has become one of our most sought-after programs. Any San Mateo Medical Center staff member or provider can submit a HIPAA compliant application on behalf of a patient.


The foundation provides financial assistance for basic needs like groceries and accessibility equipment, medical billing assistance with prescriptions and insurance deductibles, emergency housing assistance, and meal plans for seniors.

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Support the Program

If you would like to financially support the program, please click the link below.

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Patient Application

If you are a staff member from SMMC or Puente and you’d like to fill out a form for a patient, please click below.

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San Mateo County Health Foundation, incorporated in 1989, is a public 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting San Mateo Medical Center and county clinics.

San Mateo County Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Tax ID #94-3116070