Dates: June 27th and July 26th
Location: Venice, CA and Santa Monica, CA
Organization Description: Venice Family Clinic is a FQHC with a mission to provide quality primary health care to people in need. Founded in 1970, it has grown from a small storefront operation into a community health system with ten clinic sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Inglewood, Mar Vista, and Culver City. VFC serves over 25,817 men, women, children, teens, and seniors annually, with 114,633 primary care, specialty care, mental health, dental, and health education visits. Seventy-six percent of patients live below the federal poverty line and about one quarter of patients are uninsured. The Clinic is a respected and valued training site for 44 programs in the areas of medicine, mental health, social work, nursing, pharmacy, public health and health administration, and integrative medicine. Visit their website: https://venicefamilyclinic.org/
MAT Services Description: Venice Family Clinic embraces a harm reduction model for their patients with substance use disorders. One point of access to VFC’s substance use services are through medical services. VFC provides SBIRT services and when a patient screens positive for any substances a provider can refer the patient to the appropriate services such as medication assisted treatment, substance use counseling, therapy case management, care coordination services and/or support groups. All substance use services at VFC are considered “low threshold” and are optional to the patient. Currently Venice Family Clinic has 19 providers who can prescribe medications, including naltrexone and buprenorphine, for those who come to us with alcohol use and opiate use disorders. They have a team of therapists, counselors and a case manager to assist patients in achieving their goals.