Free Clinic

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Upcoming Free Clinics

Always held on the 2nd Saturday of the month

All appointments are held remotely via Zoom

 January 8  •  February 12  •  March 12  •  April 9  •  May 14

Appointment Times begin at either

10:00 am or 11:00 am, Pacific Time

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Are you looking for naturals solutions to health?

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

  • For non-emergency health concerns.

  • Free Clinic appointments will be conducted by our Clinic Intern Program students who have over 600 hours of formal training and education.

  • All intakes and consultations are reviewed by ACORN Director Heather Luna, Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist. 

  • We offer discounts on herbs and custom formulas that we recommend.

About our Clinic

How does it work?

Our Free Clinic Appointments are a 2-part process. They consist of the Initial Intake (1st appointment) and the Follow-up visit (2nd appointment). The initial intake session plus the first follow up session are necessary to receive the full benefit of our services, where you walk away with tools to address your health. The quality of care you receive as a result of our process are well worth the time that it takes, and we thank you for the opportunity to serve you in this way.

 

  • 1st Appointment (Initial Intake)

    • 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.

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  • 2nd Appointment (Follow-up visit)

    • 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.

 

 

Why counsel with a professional herbalist?
Just because its natural doesn’t mean it’s safe. 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 “this-for-that” method. The results to our approach are long lasting with little risk of side effect. 

Any questions - Please contact us!

​530-955-3131

acornherbschool@gmail.com

We look forward to serving our local & expanded community!

Free Clinic Appointments

Fill out the form below to request an appointment.

You will receive an email confirmation with additional information.

  • If you need to cancel your appointment please contact the school right away. See our Clinic Policies below for more information. 

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Clinic Policies

Zoom link

You will receive a Zoom link via email on the morning of the clinic day you registered for. Follow the link at the time of your scheduled appointment. 

 

Cancellations

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

We will write up an outline of our discussed recommendations for treatment along with customized formulas which you will receive by email the following business day.

  • If you are not local to the Nevada City area:

    • We are happy to prepare your remedies and send them by mail. There is a $5 flat rate shipping fee. We offer your remedies at a discounted clinic price. We will email you an invoice which is payable online. 

    • You may also seek out local resources in your area (herb shops and natural pharmacies) and ask them to make the formulas for you. 

  • If you are local to the Nevada City area: 

    • We will have your remedies available for pick up at our new school location: ​​

               427 Coyote Street  Nevada City, CA  95959


​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. Our clinic is happy to provide suggestions for available medical services in the area.

Confidentiality
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.  

Any questions - Please contact us!

​530-955-3131

acornherbschool@gmail.com

We look forward to serving our local & expanded community!

Reviews from our Free Clinic

"I appreciated all the great advice and understanding."   

 

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"Heather and her students are very knowledgeable and help me to understand my illness and the benefit of making dietary changes, allowing me to me a healthier version of myself." 

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"I enjoyed my free clinic session and received very helpful advice for my overall health and specific problems. Thanks so much!"  
 

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"Thank you so much for being powerful listeners and for the helpful herbal formula!"​  

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"Thank you so much to the Acorn School of Herbal Medicine. I felt so heard, safe, held, and supported throughout the online consultation. That this amazing opportunity is made available to the community is a blessing and a wonderful gift. I look forward to incorporating the recommendations for nutrition and wellbeing into my way of living. Be well and thank you so much from deep in my heart."        

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"I had an excellent consultation at their free monthly clinic! I received a thorough intake and valuable recommendations for addressing my health concerns. They took their time to hear about my health history and did a great job explaining how and why to use certain supplements/herbs. I felt cared for and empowered to take care of my health with simple lifestyle changes and natural supplements. Highly recommended!"

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"I've learned about ACORN from a friend, and since I've been struggling to improve my health on my own I decided to reach out and seek help. I was pleasantly surprised by the skill and knowledge of the practitioners. Definitely looking forward to try the herbal formula they created for me!"  ​​  

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Support Our School & Clinic!

The ACORN School of Herbal Medicine welcomes donations.

​If you are feeling inspired to give back or "pay it forward" in any way, we will put your donations to good use!  We are grateful for being part of such a wonderful and supportive community, and we look forward to continuing to serve our greater community for many years to come!

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