Family Medicine

Providing outstanding care, education and research for patients and their communities.

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About UCLA 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.

Find Your Care

To find out more about our family medicine services, call 310-319-4700.

Meet Our Faculty

Our family physicians have expertise in areas that include sports medicine, addiction and behavioral medicine, palliative care, and healthcare for those unhoused.

Our Locations

The department runs two practices, one at the UCLA Health Family Health Center in Santa Monica and a second Mid Valley Family Medicine Clinic in partnership with Los Angeles County.

Support Our Mission

Your generous contributions, no matter the amount, make an enormous difference and are greatly appreciated. Your donations to our department provide critical support to our clinicians, scientists, and students.

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Family Health Center

We welcome you to the UCLA Family Health Center in Santa Monica, where our physicians and staff are dedicated to the care and wellness of every member of your family, from infants to seniors and every age in between. As the main practice site for the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, we provide a wide range of primary care services.


Education is in all that we do as faculty in the Department of Family Medicine. It is the top priority in our work with thirty-six of the smartest residents from around the country and our passion when we interact with medical students on a daily basis through their formal courses as well as in their community outreach. It is also what drives the huge success of our many fellowships in areas such as sports medicine, addiction and behavioral medicine, and clinical scholars.

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Research family medicine


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.

In the Community

UCLA Family Medicine faculty deliver quality primary- and urgent-care services to homeless shelters. As a critical component of UCLA's Homeless Healthcare Collaborative, the Department of Family Medicine's faculty have been deploying in mobile clinics to expand access to efficient, equitable, and high-quality healthcare for people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.


Family Medicine News

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Dr. Gerardo Moreno elected to National Academy of Medicine

Dr. Gerardo Moreno, chair of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine and professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. The distinction is among the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.

UCLA Health signs multiyear partnership with the LA Sparks

New Partnership: UCLA Family Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks!


Gerardo Moreno MD, MS elected Chair of the American Board of Family Medicine 

Dr. Monica Plesa - Associate Program Director UCLA Family Medicine

Congratulations to our new Family Medicine Residency Associate Program Director!

Dr. Gerardo Moreno & Dr. Jennifer Lucero recieve grant

Congratulations to Drs Gerardo Moreno and Jennifer Lucero for being awarded a $2.5M Center of Excellence grant

Request an Appointment

We see patients at the UCLA Family Health Center in Santa Monica. To request an appointment, please click the link below, or if you prefer, you may call us at 310-319-4700.

Department of Family Medicine at UCLA Health

Outstanding patient care, education research, and community engagement

Get in Touch

To find out more about our Family Medicine services, call 310-319-4700.