Venice Family Clinic Provides Mental Health Care for Young People at allcove Beach Cities

April 1, 2024

Venice Family Clinic Provides Mental Health Care for Young People at allcove Beach Cities

Nonprofit Health Center Now Providing Mental Health Services for South Bay Patients Ages 12-25 Who are on Medi-Cal or Without Health Insurance

REDONDO BEACH, CA Venice Family Clinic, a nonprofit community health center serving 45,000 people in need from the Santa Monica Mountains through the South Bay, announced its partnership with Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) to provide mental health services to young people ages 12-25 on Medi-Cal or without health insurance at allcove Beach Cities in Redondo Beach. The collaboration will expand access to mental health care and improve outcomes for young people struggling with mental health issues across the South Bay.

This builds on a partnership that began in 1999, when Beach Cities Health District first provided clinic space for South Bay Family Health Care (which later merged with Venice Family Clinic) to provide primary care to people in need in Redondo Beach. Through this new partnership with BCHD, Venice Family Clinic provides a dedicated mental health therapist who works on-site at allcove Beach Cities Tuesday through Friday each week from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to provide individual and group therapy.

“As we continue to expand access to high-quality health care services across the South Bay, we are constantly looking for opportunities to make a difference where we are needed most,” said Venice Family Clinic CEO Dr. Mitesh Popat. “This latest partnership with allcove Beach Cities and Beach Cities Health District is an important step in providing care and support to young people across the South Bay, many of whom have previously experienced barriers and delay to care due to insurance concerns.”

Venice Family Clinic provides a variety of mental health services and resources at allcove Beach Cities, including helping young people process trauma, manage disordered thinking, and make productive decisions about their futures.

allcove Beach Cities serves young people in the South Bay through a dedicated center in Redondo Beach. It is affiliated with allcove, a network of integrated youth mental health centers designed with, by and for youth that reduce stigma, embrace mental wellness, increase community connection and provide access to culturally responsive services. allcove centers welcome young people ages 12 to 25 with mild to moderate needs, providing a unique space for them to access services, with resources and support for friends, family and the larger community. The centers are embedded within the community they serve and reflect the unique needs of local youth.

About Venice Family Clinic                                            

Venice Family Clinic is a nonprofit community health center that is a leader in providing comprehensive, high-quality health care to more than 45,000 people in need annually, regardless of their income, insurance or immigration status. The Clinic serves an area from the Santa Monica Mountains through the South Bay in Los Angeles County. It has a network of clinic locations and Early Head Start centers in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood, Culver City, Redondo Beach, Carson, Gardena and Hawthorne, plus mobile clinics and an expansive street medicine program to reach people experiencing homelessness. The Clinic’s comprehensive care also includes mental health services, dental care, vision services, substance use treatment, prescription medications, domestic violence counseling, HIV services, healthy food distributions, health education, health insurance enrollment, child development services and more. For more information, please visit and follow on FacebookX (formerly Twitter) and Instagram.