The Venice Family Clinic has received a $10,000 grant from LA Care to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services to low-income, uninsured and homeless men, women and children with disabilities on the Westside.

The clinic was one of 29 grantees chosen through a competitive process as part of LA Careís initiative to support projects that improve access to care for people with disabilities in Los Angeles County. The grant supplies one height-adjustable exam table, two wheelchair accessible weight scales and two assistive listening devices for use at the clinicís two largest sites ó the Milken Family Foundation Medical Building at 604 Rose Ave. in Venice, and the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center at 2509 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica.

LA Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net.

LA Care Health Plan is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving county residents through a variety of programs, including Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, LA Careís Healthy Kids and LA Careís Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan. With nearly 800,000 members, LA Care is considered the nationís largest public health plan.

Venice Family Clinicís mission is to provide free, quality healthcare to people in need. Established in 1970 by founder Dr. Phillip Rossman and co-founder Dr. Mayer B. Davidson, the clinic has grown from a small storefront operation into the largest free clinic in the country.

With the help of approximately 1,500 volunteers, including nearly 500 physicians, the Venice Family Clinic provides a medical home for more than 23,500 low-income and uninsured patients through eight sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista and Culver City.

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