Venice Family Clinic, a nonprofit community health center serving 45,000 patients in need from the Santa Monica Mountains through the South Bay, announced Monday that it will celebrate National Health Center Week 2022 by providing free community resources and services August 10 – 13 at its clinic sites in Culver City, Gardena, Inglewood and Santa Monica.

National Health Center Week is held annually to recognize community health centers, like Venice Family Clinic, that provide care to some 29 million people around the country.

At four outdoor events at its clinic sites, Venice Family Clinic will provide patients and members of the public with free books for children, health insurance counseling, CalFresh enrollment, HIV testing, health and wellness information and resources, information on voting and resources from Children First Early Head Start for families and children. The public is encouraged to join in the celebration on the following dates and at the following locations:

Wednesday, August 10, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., at Gardena Health Center, 742 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena, CA 90247. 

Thursday, August 11, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., at Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center, 2509 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405.

Friday, August 12, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., at Irma Colen Health Center, 4700 Inglewood Blvd. #102 Culver City, CA 90230.

Saturday, August 13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Inglewood Health Center, 10901 S. La Brea Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301. Free backpacks will also be given to children on Saturday while supplies last.

Visit venicefamilyclinic.org/news/stories/nhcw22/ for more information about Venice Family Clinic’s National Health Center Week celebration and community giveaways.

Venice Family Clinic is a leader in providing comprehensive, high-quality primary health care to people in need. Having recently merged with South Bay Family Health Care, the combined organization serves 45,000 patients through 17 locations in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood, Culver City, Redondo Beach, Carson, Gardena and Hawthorne plus two mobile clinics and an expansive street medicine program for people experiencing homelessness. The Clinic provides integrated care by creating a one-stop health system that offers multiple services, often at the same locations and same time as primary care appointments. These services include dental care, substance use treatment, mental health services, vision services, child development services, health education, prescription medications, domestic violence counseling, HIV services and health insurance enrollment. For more information, visit VeniceFamilyClinic.org.

Submitted by Laura Mecoy