To improve the health of people and communities through accessible, quality care.
To provide quality primary health care to people in need.
Venice Family Clinic was founded in 1970 by Philip Rossman, MD and Mayer B. Davidson, MD. Back then, volunteer physicians provided basic medical care in a borrowed storefront dental office after normal business hours. Today, Venice Family Clinic is a leading community health center that serves patients from across Los Angeles.
On November 1, Venice Family Clinic merged with South Bay Family Health Care, a community health center founded in 1969 and operating 5 clinics. Venice Family Clinic has now expanded to a network of 17 locations, plus 2 mobile clinics and an extensive street medicine program. A team of more than 500 staff and 1400 volunteers delivers care to 45,000 people with compassion, dignity and respect. Our service area spans from the Santa Monica Mountains through the South Bay.
Since our inception, the Clinic has continued to expand the scope and comprehensiveness of our services to meet our community’s needs. Our innovative, integrated approach addresses the unique combination of clinical and social factors that impact our patients’ health
In 2020, Venice Family Clinic celebrated 50 years of working for health equity. The Clinic marked the milestone in multiple ways:
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Primary and Specialty
live below 200% of the federal poverty line
are experiencing homelessness
now have access to health insurance
speak Spanish as their primary language
Street Medicine Teams
We take your health seriously. That’s why we’ve partnered with leading doctors and health care facilities across Southern California, including UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and Providence Saint John’s Health Center. We also partner with other community organizations and service providers so that our patients have access to all the social and economic programs that will keep them healthy.
Venice Family Clinic is led by a Board of Directors and an experienced senior management team. They steward the strategy and day-to-day operations of the Clinic, leading an experienced team of over 420 staff and nearly 1,400 volunteer doctors, nurses, medical assistants, therapists, and others who share a commitment to providing quality primary health care to people in need throughout our community.
Venice Family Clinic offers quality health care through a combination of generous private donations and grants, government grants and health insurance reimbursements. We continue to grow sustainably thanks to community partnerships and support.
Click to see an audited financial statement for the most recent fiscal year or read our most recent annual report to learn more about Venice Family Clinic’s impact and how we carry out our mission.
Are you interested in joining our team? Venice Family Clinic recruits dedicated individuals who share our commitment to providing quality primary healthcare to people in need. As an affiliate of UCLA, the clinic offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. You may view current job openings and fill out an online application by clicking the appropriate link below.
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