Venice Family Clinic

Venice Family Clinic's mission is to provide quality primary health care to people in need.  Founded in 1970 by Phillip Rossman, MD, and co-founder Mayer B. Davidson, MD, it has grown from a small storefront operation into a community health system with seven clinic sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Inglewood, Mar Vista, and Culver City.

Venice Family Clinic serves 24,400 men, women, children, teens, and seniors annually. Ninety-seven percent are low-income and nearly three-quarters are uninsured. Most live on the Westside of Los Angeles County.

Currently, nearly 2,100 individuals – including more than 500 physicians – donate their time, valued at $2 million annually.

Venice Family Clinic provides more than 106,000 primary care, specialty care, mental health, dental, and health education visits annually. All services – including diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up care, and laboratory tests – are provided free of charge. Particular emphasis is placed on the needs of women, children, the homeless, and those with chronic diseases. Click here for more information about programs and services.

The Clinic has received numerous accolades, including the California HealthCare Foundation's 2008 LEAP Award; the American Psychiatric Foundation’s 2009 Award for Advancing Minority Mental Health; the Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, sponsored by The Baxter International Foundation, Cardinal Health Foundation and American Hospital Association; the President's Volunteer Action Award; and the Pew Primary Care Achievement Award.

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