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Herbal Pharmacy

Welcome to our

student-intern Free Clinic!

We work with herbs, nutrition and lifestyle changes to educate and empower individuals to take charge of their own health

All Free Clinic Appointments are held online using Zoom

To schedule an appointment:

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Free Clinic Appointment Request

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  • Our Free Clinic is a real-world training program for our third-year Student Clinicians. Each student has over 800 hours of formal training and education in herbal, nutritional, and Vitalist therapeutics.

  • All consultations are closely monitored by our school director, Heather Luna, Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist who has over 25 years experience in practice and our school patron Paul Bergner, Medical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist who has over 50 years experience.

  • These online health appointments are done in the comfort of your home using Zoom. 

  • In order to provide you with the best treatment plan possible, your health history and medical information will be shared anonymously within our Clinic Program student body.

  • Our clinic is for non-emergency health concerns.

  • All herbal formulas and remedies we recommend are offered at a discounted price to you.

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What is Free Clinic?

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How does Free Clinic work?

Free Clinic Appointments consist of two separate sessions 

1st Appointment (Initial Intake)

Duration: 1-3 hours long

Your first session with us is designed to be a thorough and detailed intake of your health concerns and comprehensive interview to obtain your history. This process allows us to get to the root of your health concerns and account for the individual uniqueness of your case.

2nd Appointment (Follow-up Visit)

Duration: About 1 hour long

After the initial visit your clinician will write up your case and do extensive homework to reveal patterns and root causes that may be related to your health concerns. Your case will then be reviewed by peers and faculty for feedback prior to a follow up session with you where your clinician will then be able to discuss detailed treatment options to address your concerns.

Just because it's natural, doesn't mean it's safe

Safely using herbs to help improve health is something we take seriously.


With the vast amount of information about herbs and natural medicine available online it’s all too easy to be swindled or mislead by the market place and end up with a remedy that is more likely to hurt you than it is to help. We strongly encourage that you seek the guidance of someone trained in adverse reactions, constitutional assessment, and cautions that come with herbs and natural healing. We’ve been trained to help you find the therapies that are right for you and avoid those that may cause you harm.

When it comes to natural medicine there is never a one size fits all remedy for everyone. This is even true when two or more people have the same condition. Turmeric may be the perfect herb for one person, but may cause adverse reactions in another. This is because there are different root causes to the condition, and individual constitution. As herbalists we seek to address healing at the root of illness rather than use the allopathic methods of symptom suppression. We have used this approach in our clinic to achieve transformative, long-lasting health improvements, with little risk of side effect. 

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Zoom link

You will receive a Zoom link via email on the morning of your appointment. Follow the link at the time of your scheduled appointment. 


We would greatly appreciate a 48-hour notice for cancellations. If for any reason you are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer this time slot to others. This FREE service is often in high demand and we have a waiting list.

Formulas & Herbs

You will receive written instructions for any herbal or nutritional formulas that are recommended during your appointments. If you are local to Nevada City you can pick up your formulas when they are ready or we can also ship your formulas to you.

Scope of Practice

The services we provide do not replace those of a licensed physician or any other licensed healthcare provider. Our herbalists are not physicians or psychologists, and the scope of his/her consultation services does not include treatment or diagnosis of specific illnesses or disorders. If necessary, we will recommend that you see your physician or seek out a specialist's care for further medical evaluation. 



We ensure the confidentiality of all medical information maintained by our faculty and clinicians who provide health advice at this clinic. We also protect that information from unauthorized use and disclosure. Due to the nature of our clinic and that it is a teaching facility, cases will be reviewed by senior faculty for additional safety. We do not share information beyond our clinic, unless requested directly by the client.  

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Support Our Clinic

While our Free Clinic appointments are always free of charge, in order for our pharmacy to survive we are unable to provide herbs and supplements for free to everyone. Instead we offer these at our best discounted rate. If you have found our services useful and would like to donate to our Free Clinic, it will ensure that we can continue to provide herbal formulas at an affordable cost to all that we serve. 

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