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ArborVitae Student Community Herb Clinic

IMG_20150517_164947197Our 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 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 the 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 2019 -2020 *

Tuesday September 17th 9:30am or 11:00am
Mobile clinic: St. Joseph’s Church in Harlem, NY

Tuesday October 8th 9:30am or 11:00am
Held at: ArborVitae – 68 Jay Street (4th floor, Room 425), Brooklyn

Sunday October 27th 1:45pm or 3:30pm
Mobile Clinic: 150 S. Portland Ave, Brooklyn NY 11217

Tuesday November 5th 9:30am or 11:00am
Mobile clinic: ArborVitae Classroom

Sunday December 8th 9:30am or 11:00am
Held at: TBD

~~ year’s end & year’s beginning break~~

Tuesday January 14th 9:30am or 11:00am
Mobile clinic: TBD

Sunday January 26th 1:45pm or 3:30pm
Held at: TBD

Tuesday February 11th 9:30am or 11:00am
Mobile clinic: The Studio in Bowery, NY

Sunday February 23rd 9:30am or 11:00am
Held at: TBD

Tuesday March 3rd 9:30am or 11:00am
Mobile clinic: TBD

Sunday March 22nd 1:45pm or 3:30pm
Held at: LEAPS at Penn South in Chelsea, NY

Tuesday April 14th 9:30am or 11:00am
Mobile clinic: The Studio in Bowery, NY

Tuesday April 28th 9:30am or 11:00am
Held at: TBD
         NOTE: This clinic is held by soon to graduate 2nd year students

*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. 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.

If anyone is able to contribute to this needed fund, we, and our students, would be deeply grateful.

Donate to Our Scholarship Fund

Donations can be made through PayPal using the above button or you can mail us a check. For checks, please make out to “ArborVitae, LLC” and put “donation” in the memo. Checks can be mailed to: ArborVitae, LLC, 68 Jay St. #425, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

We do regret that, at this time, donations are not tax deductible.

Clinic Location

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.