Wellness Center

SparkPoint/Free Groceries

SparkPoint at College of San Mateo offers students and members of the public access to financial coaching, public benefits enrollment, and free weekly groceries. Meet with a financial coach to create a budget, develop your credit, eliminate debt, and/or sign up for benefits like CalFresh or MediCal. The SparkPoint free groceries program offers a variety of canned foods, dairy products, bread and cereal, fresh fruit and vegetables, and frozen meat, including poultry. Interested individuals must complete a one-time self-declaration form. There is no proof of income or citizenship required. SparkPoint is located in Building 17, Room 152 and is open Monday-Friday, generally between 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. *Summer hours vary. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome. For additional information, visit the SparkPoint at College of San Mateo website.

Health Services

The Health Services Center is located in Building 1, Room 147, ext. 6396, and is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm during fall and spring semesters. Summer hours may vary. Free health center services include: confidential consultation, information and counseling on health questions, nurse or physician evaluation of symptoms, first aid treatment, over the counter medications, referrals to health or social agencies when needed or requested. Free screening procedures include: hearing testing, vision screening, TB skin testing, and blood pressure & blood sugar screenings. Additional services that are offered for a minimal fee: physicals, gynecological exams, lab work, and prescription medications.  For additional information visit our website (https://collegeofsanmateo.edu/wellnesscenter/medicalservices.asp).

Accidents on campus should be reported to the Health Services Center in Building 1, room 147, ext. 6396 and to Business Services, located in the College Center, room 439, ext. 6220. Limited campus insurance coverage is offered for student injuries on campus or on a college-sponsored trip.

Personal Counseling

Personal Counseling offers free confidential counseling to students at College of San Mateo.  Counseling regarding crisis, stresses, personal issues, and decisions enables students to continue successfully in college.  Referrals to other on and off campus resources are also available.  Appointments are made through Health Services, Building 1, Room 147, or by calling 574-6396.  For more information, visit the Personal Counseling & Wellness Services website (https://collegeofsanmateo.edu/personalcounseling/)