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Orthopedic Institute of the Bay Area

The friendly staff at Orthopedic Institute of the Bay Area welcomes your call and looks forward to serving you. If you have any questions about our orthopedic services, please call our office at (650) 262-4262.

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Location & Phone

Orthopedic Institute of the Bay Area

Phone: (650) 262-4262

Fax: (650) 262-5862

100 South San Mateo Drive, Suite 424
San Mateo, California 94401

We are conveniently located inside the medical office suites of Mills Hospital in downtown San Mateo, California. Self-parking and valet parking are available.

Office Hours

Our regular office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm. We close for lunch daily from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm.

Medical Emergencies

In the event of a life-threatening medical emergency, call emergency medical services at 911 immediately. DO NOT WAIT! Inform the emergency room staff that you are a patient of Dr. Bolanos, and they will contact us.

After Hours Urgent Medical Needs

If you have an urgent medical need and need to talk to Dr. Bolanos after our regular hours, please call our office at (650) 262-4262. A doctor is on-call 24 hours a day. Your call will be returned promptly.

Insurance / Payment / Billing

At Orthopedic Institute of the Bay Area, we accept Workers’ Compensation, Medicare, and most major insurance plans. Please contact your insurance company or you may call our office at (650) 262-4262 to find out if we accept your insurance plan. 

If your insurance plan requires you to pay a co-payment, co-insurance, and/or a deductible, you will need to pay at the time of your visit. For your convenience we accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. 

If you have a question related to your bill or insurance, please contact our billing specialists at (650) 262-4262.


If your insurance is an HMO/managed care plan and you are required to obtain a referral from your primary care physician, the referral must be obtained before you can be seen for an office visit. 

Please coordinate this with your primary care physician in advance. Appointments will be rescheduled if required referrals are not received in the office by the time of your visit. 

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Dr. Bolanos at Orthopedic Institute of the Bay Area has hospital and surgery center affiliations with:

  • Mills Peninsula Medical Center (Mills Hospital)
  • Seton Orthopedic Institute
  • Seton Medical Center
  • Sequoia Medical Center
  • Campus Surgery Center

Prescription Requests

Prescriptions and refills for established patients of Orthopedic Institute of the Bay Area are routinely issued during our regular office hours (see above). You can make your request by calling our office at (650) 262-4262

No refills are issued during the evenings, weekends, or holidays, as the doctors do not have access to your medical records during those times. It is helpful to anticipate your refill needs to avoid an interruption in your medication therapy.

Patient Education

From symptoms and diagnosis to treatment and prevention, learn about common orthopedic conditions in our interactive patient education center.

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