Today, Venice Family Clinic has a network of clinics in communities from the Santa Monica Mountains to the South Bay.
Our professional care teams provide primary medical care, dental care and behavioral health services for a large and diverse population. As part of our personalized approach, we offer many specialized services that address the unique needs of our patients, including:
We support expectant families through their entire pregnancy. Mothers get focused attention from our care team and referrals for related services, from prenatal vitamins and ultrasounds, to blood testing and amniocentesis, through labor, delivery and postpartum checks. We offer prenatal counseling to expectant parents, and we even offer baby showers to help mothers-to-be meet each other.
Venice Family Clinic’s Fineshriber Pediatrics Program ensures that our youngest patients get the care they need to stay healthy. In addition to state-of-the-art medical care, children benefit from a range of services to promote their health and well-being, including dental and vision care, free books to promote reading, child and family therapy, parenting workshops, and nutrition classes at our teaching kitchen. Families participating in our Early Head Start program get personalized attention and participate in group sessions, all of which helps them access our full comprehensive health and social services offerings.
Venice Family Clinic provides teens with not only primary medical care, but also mental health services, domestic violence screening and support, and referrals to a wide variety of specialty care as needed. We also offer confidential contraceptive counseling, pregnancy and sexual health tests, and counseling related to common issues such as sexual orientation, gender identity and substance use. We provide this care through our Teen Clinic and also through our clinics at Santa Monica High School, Culver City Middle and High Schools, Maxine Waters Health and Dignity Center and Carson High School.
More than half of our patients identify as women. Our Judy & Bernard Briskin Women’s Health Program empowers patients to take charge of their health while providing access to the care and support services they need to keep themselves and their families well. We provide reproductive health services, mammograms, pap smears, HPV vaccinations and other vital medical services. We also have programs to address mental and behavioral health needs, as well as help people impacted by domestic violence. We believe that people of all genders have a right to quality reproductive care and strive to meet their needs in the most inclusive and comprehensive way possible.
We treat people experiencing homelessness in-clinic or through our groundbreaking street medicine program. Our locations are friendly and welcoming, and we offer access to care for both acute and chronic conditions, as well as support for mental health issues, addiction and emotional trauma. We work with community partners to provide medical support as part of nine street outreach teams that span Los Angeles from the Santa Monica Mountains to the South Bay. These teams, comprised of medical clinicians, case managers, social workers and psychiatrists, integrate our patients’ health care with programs to get them housed and off the streets.
We offer gender-affirming services for our patients who identify with a different gender than what they were assigned at birth. These include hormone therapy and surgical referral, behavioral health consultations to manage the emotional aspects of transitioning, and case management.