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Our community clinic is open to anyone interested in a private consultation with 1-2 of our 3rd year clinical students, who will be working under the supervision of practitioners. We focus on lifestyle changes, diet recommendations, and herbs that can best support your health, and we practice from a holistic approach to healing and to general well-being that seeks balance in all aspects of the individual, including food, lifestyle, and spirit.

Clinic sessions are offered on a sliding scale of $15-$60, based on financial need. Sessions must be paid for in advance using the PayPal option below. Please only pay after you have received an email from us confirming your appointment.

If you’re interested in scheduling a session, please email with the subject line “Student Clinic” and include:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • A brief (one paragraph) description of your health goals and condition(s)

Your information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, and you are welcome to email us with any questions you have.

Please note that appointments are required.

When requesting an appointment with us, please make sure that you can truly commit to attending the appointment.  Our student clinicians prepare for your appointment in advance, so last-minute cancellations (except true emergencies) are disruptive to our clinic.  If you cancel last minute, you will not be able to reschedule your appointment. Thank you in advance for understanding this!

We ask that clients are willing to return for 1-2 follow-up clinic sessions (within 1-3 months of the original session), so that we can best support your health and adjust your herbal protocol as needed.

We do not currently have an in-school apothecary, so clients will be provided with a list of local herb stores where they can purchase herbs recommended to them by the student clinic.

During the session, you will meet with one student practitioner in a private space. 1-2 additional student practitioners may observe the session. All information is kept completely confidential and will only be discussed with the faculty supervisor.


Winter/Spring 2017 Clinic Dates*

Tuesday, January 17 @ 9:30am or 11:15am – FULL

Sunday, January 29 @ 1:45pm or 3:30pm – FULL

Tuesday, February 14 @ 9:30am or 11:15am – FULL

Sunday, February 26 @ 1:45pm or 3:30pm – FULL

Tuesday, March 14 @ 9:30am or 11:15am – FULL

Sunday, March 26 @ 1:45pm or 3:30pm – FULL

Wednesday, March 29 @ 9:30am or 11:15pm – with our Year 2 Clinical Students – FREE to all!

Tuesday, April 18 @ 9:30am or 11:15am – FULL


*If you are not available on these dates/times, but are interested in a low-cost herbal consultation, please email We can connect you with one of our 3rd year student clinicians who can meet with you privately.

Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee that the school will be able to offer you a session.  ArborVitae reserves the right to deny a request for any reason.

Clinic Location

Our clinic is located at our school: 80 8th Avenue, room 1304 (entrance on 14th St), NY, NY 10011

Pre-Pay for your clinic session

After receiving an email from us confirming your appointment, please choose an option ($15-$60 sliding scale) from the dropdown menu and check out with Paypal. Please note that your clinic session is not considered confirmed until you have paid for it. To help cover our clinic costs, we encourage clients to pay what they can, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.



Only a licensed physician can diagnose and treat disease, and prescribe medication.   Herbalists, not being physicians, are not legally permitted to provide medical advice or practice medicine.  Herbalists in the U.S. do not diagnose or treat disease, or prescribe medications.  In our clinic students make holistic recommendations to support health and well-being, with the supervision and input of the school’s directors, both of whom are practicing herbalists.

The ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism advises and encourages clients to seek professional medical diagnosis and advice regarding any illness or symptoms they are experiencing, and to inform their physician of any and all supplements they are taking.  This in turn will aid in the process of a holistic herbal consultation.