Venice Family Clinic’s Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center is the nation’s first health, wellness, and integrative medicine program offered at a free clinic. The Center’s programs provide a wide range of evidence-based integrated services which focus on the whole person and the whole family. In addition to high-quality conventional medical care, integrative medicine services include disease management, prevention, and wellness programs. Multimodal approaches to chronic disease are utilized, including mind-body therapies, acupuncture, chiropractic, and osteopathic care.
The Center’s health, wellness, and integrative medicine programs include mental health services, chronic pain treatment and management, nutritional education, exercise classes, stress management, and obesity prevention and management. The Clinic collects outcome data to measure efficacy and cost effectiveness. Interns and residents rotating through the Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center learn an integrative approach to medical care.