July 31, 2023
VENICE FAMILY CLINIC PUTS ITS COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CARE IN THE SPOTLIGHT DURING NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK
August 8 – 12 Events Include Children’s Health Day, Homeless Connect Day and Open Houses Featuring Free Health Care, Children’s Books, Insurance Enrollment and More
LOS ANGELES – (July 31, 2023) – Venice Family Clinic, a nonprofit community health center serving 45,000 people in need from the Santa Monica Mountains through the South Bay, announced today that it will celebrate National Health Center Week by showcasing its comprehensive health care with events August 8 – 12 at its clinic locations in Culver City, Gardena, Inglewood, Redondo Beach and Santa Monica.
The Clinic will host a free healthy food distribution in Santa Monica on August 8, Homeless Connect Day in Inglewood on August 9, and Open Houses on August 10 in Gardena and Redondo Beach and on August 11 in Inglewood and Santa Monica. Children’s Health Day will be August 12 in Culver City. (More details below)
National Health Center Week is held annually to recognize community health centers, like Venice Family Clinic, that provide care to some 30 million people around the country. By providing accessible and integrated health care to people in need, the National Association of Community Health Centers estimates that these nonprofit health care providers save the health care system more than $24 billion annually in reduced emergency, hospital and specialty care costs.
“Improving the lives and health of the communities we serve is at the heart of Venice Family Clinic’s mission,” said Venice Family Clinic CEO Dr. Mitesh Popat. “National Health Center Week gives us an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the many contributions Venice Family Clinic and our nation’s other community health centers make toward improving our communities’ physical, mental and emotional health, as well as the ways in which we support the social well-being of our patients and promote healthy lifestyles.”
Venice Family Clinic’s comprehensive care includes primary health care, 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 an expansive street medicine program for people experiencing homelessness.
During National Health Center Week, the Clinic will host free events for patients and members of the public that offer many of its services and information about those services, including health care, healthy food, COVID-19 vaccines, school supplies and books for children, Early Head Start, health insurance and CalFresh enrollment information. Event sponsors include L.A. Care and Delta Dental.
The public is encouraged to join the celebration on the following dates and at the following locations:
For more information about Venice Family Clinic’s National Health Center Week celebration and community giveaways, please visit the Clinic’s website.
About Venice Family Clinic
Venice Family Clinic is a nonprofit community health center that is a leader in providing comprehensive, high-quality primary health care to more than 45,000 people in need annually, regardless of their income, insurance or immigration status. The Clinic merged with South Bay Family Health Care in late 2021 and serves an area from the Santa Monica Mountains through the South Bay in Los Angeles County. It has 17 sites located in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood, Culver City, Redondo Beach, Carson, Gardena and Hawthorne, plus three mobile clinics and an expansive street medicine program for 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 VeniceFamilyClinic.org and follow on Facebook, X (previously Twitter) and Instagram.