Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) will open a new clinic in West Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The site at 11101 Venice Boulevard, just east of Sepulveda Boulevard at S. Bentley Avenue, is currently operated by the Women’s Clinic & Family Counseling Center (Women’s Clinic), which is closing its medical practice in late October.

WFHC’s new Venice Boulevard clinic will offer primary adult care, reproductive health services and prenatal care, and will be open 20 hours a week, and 30 hours a week after Jan. 1, 2016.

“This is an exciting time of growth for Westside Family Health Center,” said Debra A. Farmer, WFHC’s president/chief executive officer. “The Women’s Clinic has a long, rich history of providing health care to our community. We had our start as a women’s clinic in 1974 and women’s health remains a cornerstone of what we do so this is a natural fit for Westside Family Health Center,” she added.

Patricia J. Kytlica, veteran executive director of the Women’s Clinic, explained the closing: “It’s time to allow others who are more able to operate in a changed healthcare environment to move forward with our support. The Women’s Clinic is recommending that [our] patients make WFHC, a federally qualified community health center and longtime Women’s Clinic collaborative partner, their medical home.” Women’s Clinic will continue its counseling services at its new location at 11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 422, Los Angeles.

If you are a Women’s Clinic patient and would like to make Westside Family Health Center your medical home either at the Venice Boulevard location or at WFHC’s main facility at 1711 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica, visit www.womens-clinic.org, complete the medical release form and follow instructions for returning the form to the Women’s Clinic.

Westside Family Health Center is open to everyone in the community, including women, men, children and teens. If you are seeking more information about WFHC, visit www.wfhcenter.org or call WFHC at (310) 450-2191. WFHC’s trained Call Center team will assist callers with any questions and schedule an appointment. Call Center hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Westside Family Health Center, founded in 1974, is a non-profit community health center providing a wide range of low-cost health care services. WFHC serves more than 9,900 low-income and uninsured women, men and children, regardless of one’s ability to pay. To learn more about WFHC, visit www.wfhcenter.org.

– Submitted by Molly Maher WFHC Development Manager

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