Southern California Program

Westside Family Health Center

Health Care
Culver City, CA
December 2019

Founded in 1974, Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 2007.  It currently serves 12,695 adults and children annually through a small clinic in Santa Monica, a satellite clinic in West Los Angeles, four schools-based programs and a mobile medical unit.  To increase its capacity to meet its patient and community needs, WFHC signed a 20-year lease for a site in Culver City that is more centrally located to the communities it serves.  The new 24,000-square-foot facility will replace both the Santa Monica site and the satellite clinic.  It is three times larger than both combined with four times as much clinic space.  A grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation is supporting renovation and equipment.  WFHC projects that it will double the number of patients it sees over the next five years, and triple the number of visits.  Current services will be expanded, and vision, dental, and mental/behavioral health services will be added.  Each patient will be treated by a designated care team, and each exam room will have its own medical assistant assigned to the room, who will take preliminary information and guide the patient through the visit.  WFHC’s goal is to provide state of the art, compassionate, and dignified care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, and to positively impact the overall health of the community by addressing not only medical, oral and mental/behavioral health issues, but the social determinants of health.

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