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EDUCATION

As one of the largest academic medical universities in the country, UCLA sponsors many exceptional training programs including our family medicine residency program which consists of 36 residents.

RESEARCH

The UCLA Department of Family Medicine Research Program has one of the most active family medicine research groups in the country committed to improving the quality of primary care and promoting health in partnership with ethnically diverse communities.

About Family Medicine

Welcome to the UCLA Department of Family Medicine.

Consistent with the tripartite mission of the school of medicine, that is, patient care, medical education and research, we seek to improve the health and health care of families and communities in the Los Angeles metropolitan area through the provision of cost effective, accessible, high quality medical care for all. Further, we sponsor an extensive medical education program for medical students, family medicine residents, fellows and other trainees. Finally, our research division addresses the intercept between academia and community through a focus on vulnerable, elderly and underserved populations.

Primary Care

The UCLA Family Health Center in Santa Monica is the primary clinical and teaching site of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine. The center offers comprehensive care for all patients of all ages, from newborns to older adults. We are available to assist with your patient’s primary care needs. We have a multi-lingual staff and many physicians who speak other languages including Spanish.

At the UCLA Family Health Center, we strive to offer you excellent service throughout your care, starting with checking in at our front desk. If you are a new patient, we will ask you to fill out forms that will provide us with information about you and your health history. And because we’ll be starting what we hope to be a long relationship, we’ll also need to collect your address and contact information, as well as information about any medical insurance plans you may have. Please bring all of your medications, past medical history if available, your insurance card and any other applicable information.

Specialty Care

We offer the following specialties at the UCLA Family Health Center

  • OB/GYN and Well Woman Care
  • Care of the Hospitalized Patient and Post Hospital Care
  • Home Visits
  • Travel Immunizations and Guidance
  • Nutrition – Dietician on Site
  • Pain Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Addiction Medicine for Alcohol, Tobacco, and Substance Abuse
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • On Site Phlebotomy