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Venice Family Clinic – Lou Colen Children’s Health


Phone: (310) 392-9636

Fax: (310) 943-3521


4700 Inglewood Blvd., #101
Culver City, CA, 90230-5869

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The mission of Venice Family Clinic is to provide quality primary health care to people in need. Venice Family Clinic (VFC) was founded in 1970 by volunteer physicians and first operated in space borrowed from a small dental office after business hours. There was, and remains, a tremendous need for affordable health care on the Westside of Los Angeles, which we continue to address each day. VFC is a national leader among community-based health care providers. VFC offers nine clinical sites across the Westside of Los Angeles that provides comprehensive primary health care and a range of specialty care and supportive services. These include medical, dental and vision care; mental health services; chronic disease management (such as diabetes and asthma); reproductive health and prenatal care; early childhood development; health education and wellness programs; case management; and lab and pharmacy services. Working together with community partners such as the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Cedars-SinaiĀ andĀ Kaiser Permanente, VFC also provides training for residents and medical students. Located in Mar Vista, the Irma Colen Health Center treats individuals and families six days a week. It is conveniently located next door to a Women, Infant and Children Center (WIC) where patients can access prenatal care and nutritional supplements, and across the street from Mar Vista Gardens, the only public housing development on the Westside.