Venice Family Clinic's Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center is the nation's first health, wellness, and integrative medicine program offered at a free clinic. Our programs provide a wide range of evidence-based integrated services which focus on the whole person and whole family. In addition to high-quality conventional medical care, integrative medicine services include disease management, prevention and wellness programs. Multi-modality approaches to chronic disease are utilized including mind-body, acupuncture, chiropractic, and osteopathic care.
Health, wellness, and integrative medicine programs include mental health services; chronic pain treatment and management; nutrition and exercise classes and education; stress management; and obesity prevention and management. The Clinic collects outcome data to measure efficacy and cost effectiveness. Interns and residents rotating through the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center learn an integrative approach to medical care.
Seed funding has been provided by The Simms/Mann Family Foundation. Collaborating partners include local acupuncture and chiropractic colleges, public schools, and corporate sponsors.
Click here for a summary of the Center and its programs.
Click here to view a press release about the award-winning Chronic Pain Program.