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 Center for Equity, Leadership & Community Building 17, Room 154. For additional information, visit the SparkPoint at College of San Mateo website.

Health Services

The Health Services Center is located in Public Safety/Medical Services Building 1, Room 147, (650) 574-6396, and is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm during fall and spring semesters. Summer hours may vary. Appointments are made by calling (650) 574-6396 or emailing csmwellness@smccd.edu. Free health center services include confidential medical consultation, information and counseling on health questions, nurse practitioner or physician evaluation of symptoms, first aid treatment, over-the-counter medications, certain prescription refills, referrals to health or social agencies when needed or requested. Free screening procedures that are offered when the clinic is open for in-person services include hearing testing, vision screening, TB skin testing, and blood pressure & blood sugar screenings. Additional services that are offered for a minimal fee include physicals, gynecological exams, lab work, vaccines, and prescription medications. For the most up-to-date information about services offered through the CSM Health Center visit the Wellness Center website.

Accidents on campus should be reported to the Health Services Center in Public Safety/Medical Services Building 1, Room 147, (650) 574-6396, csmwellness@smccd.edu, and to Business Services, located in the College Center Building 10, Room 439, (650) 574-6220. 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 regarding crisis, stresses, personal issues, and decisions to enable students to continue successfully in college. Referrals to other on and off-campus resources are also available. Appointments are made by calling (650) 574-6396 or emailing csmwellness@smccd.edu. For the most up-to-date information about CSM Personal Counseling, visit the Personal Counseling & Wellness Services website.