ArborVitae Student Community Herb Clinic
Here is a compilation of herbalists in NY/NJ offering consultations at this time. Many offer virtual options, and sliding scale options.
Our community herb clinic is open to anyone interested in a private health consultation with one of our 3rd year clinical students. Student herbal clinicians work under the supervision of ArborVitae faculty practitioners.
We practice from a holistic approach to healing and general well-being that seeks balance in all aspects of the individual, including food, lifestyle, and spirit. Clients will receive personalized herb, diet and lifestyle recommendations that can best support one’s health.
During the 1 1/2 hour session, you will meet with one student practitioner in a private space. 1-2 additional student(s) practitioners may observe the session. In some special sessions there may be 3-4 students.
Clinic sessions are free. (Please see info. below for the opportunity to give a gift donation to our scholarship fund.)
ArborVitae does 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. In many instances, stores offer those participating in the ArborVitae clinic an added discount on herbs and herbal products.
Please note that appointments are required.
Session availability is limited in number, and offered on a first come, first served basis.
If you’re interested in scheduling a session, please email email@example.com with the subject line “Student Clinic“ and include:
- Name and Phone number
- A brief (one paragraph) description of your health goals and condition(s)
Upon confirmation of your appointment you will be sent a pre-consultation health form to fill out and send in ahead of your appoinment. Your information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and will only be discussed with the faculty supervisor. You are welcome to email us with any questions you have.
When requesting an appointment with us, please make sure that you can truly commit to attending the appointment at the particular date and time. Our student clinicians prepare for your appointment in advance, so last-minute cancellations are disruptive to our clinic and prevent others from seeing our herbal clinicians. If some emergency comes up and you can not make your appointment, please email and call us as soon as you know. We often have have a wait list for clinic sessions, and if we have enough notice, we may be able to offer that time to another. 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 to be 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.
ArborVitae Traveling Mobile Herb Clinic
ArborVitae is most happy to announce the expansion of its traveling mobile clinic this school year!
We seek to bring herbal medicine and holistic health to communities that can’t easily come into our school clinic and so we will be traveling to various neighborhoods of New York City. These clinics will be held monthly on Tuesday mornings. (Please see the dates below.) One can make an appointment for sessions at the mobile herb clinic in the neighborhood it is held.
If you would like to host a community clinic in your neighborhood, please contact us.
ArborVitae Clinic Dates 2020-21 dates
Tuesday September 9th 10:30am
Clinic: Sweet Flag Farm in Greenfield Park, NY
Virtual consults also available
NOTE: This clinic is held by soon to graduate 2nd year students
More dates to follow
~~ year’s end & year’s beginning break~~
More dates to follow
*If you are not available on these dates/times, but are interested in a low-cost herbal consultation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can connect you with one of our 3rd year student clinicians who can meet with you privately. We also can provide you with a list of ArborVitae graduates and faculty practicing in New York City.
Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee that the school will be able to offer you a session. Appointments are limited in number and are offered on a first come first served basis. ArborVitae reserves the right to deny a request for any reason.
Clinic sessions are now free
ArborVitae offers the herbal clinic as a community service and there is no charge for the session. If one benefits from the service and is able, we ask for a donation that would go towards our scholarship fund, aiding students in need to continue their herbal education.
ArborVitae is proud to have partnered with Herbalists Without Borders in order to provide you with a way to give tax-deductible donations to a Scholarship Fund! Given the economic hardship many are facing thanks to the Novel Coronavirus/COVID 19 pandemic, our ability to grant scholarships to students in need is greater than ever. If anyone is able to contribute to this needed fund, we, and our students, would be deeply grateful.
Unless otherwise noted as a mobile clinic, our clinic is located at our school: TBD. Info coming soon.
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.