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SMC Park RX: Who We Are


SMC Park Rx: Who We Are

San Mateo County Park Rx is a medical model that encourages the clinic-to-nature connection. The program empowers health care teams to promote the benefits of nature on one’s physical and mental health by integrating resources within the electronic medical record and clinical setting.

This multifaceted program includes a web-based resource with information on outdoor options, prescribing nature in health clinics (e.g., all children ages 2-18 years receive a prescription for nature at their well-child visits), embedding resources within the electronic medical record, expanding clinic visits to outdoor spaces, promoting nature in the clinical setting with visual cues and events, and hosting Community Nature Days throughout San Mateo County.