Bastyr University's external clinic program provides basic natural health care to diverse, often underserved, populations throughout the Puget Sound and San Diego regions. The program consists of sites where advanced naturopathic medicine (ND) students provide free or reduced-rate care under the supervision of Bastyr clinical faculty. On average, our students see more than 3,500 patients a year at these community clinics.
Ballard NW Senior Activity Center
Location: Ballard, “Locks” area, at the corner of NW Market St and 32nd Ave NW Address: 5429 32nd Ave NW, Seattle 98107 Phone Number: (206) 297-0403 Shift Supervisors: Joshua Rubinstein, ND Patient Population: Senior Citizens & Open to the Public Modality: Naturopathic Medicine – Patient Care Shift Schedule: Tuesdays, 1:00 - 5:00p Cost Per Visit: Free Website: http://www.ballardseniorcenter.org
The Ballard NW Senior Center is located in Ballard near the "Locks" and the Shilshole Marina. Ballard Northwest is a community senior center of Senior Services a nonprofit agency, supporting the independence of seniors age 50 and above. This center provides outstanding programs, services and fun entertainment to seniors in Ballard and the surrounding areas. Students have the opportunity to provide patient care and some physical medicine services. This shift meets in a 2nd floor conference room. The site currently has elevator access, ramp access an ADA accessible bathroom and handicapped parking for students and staff.
Consejo Counseling and Referral Services
Location: South Seattle, near Columbia Park Address: 723 SW 10th St. Renton, WA 98057 Phone Number: (206) 461-4880 Shift Supervisor: Kevin Connor, ND Patient Population: Latino/Spanish-speaking Modality: Naturopathic Medicine – Patient Care Shift Schedule: Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cost Per Visit: Free (patient must be an established client of Consejo) Website: http://consejocounseling.org
Consejo Counseling and Referral Services is a private, not for profit organization that provides culturally competent mental health and family support services to a largely Latino population living in western Washington. The clinic is committed to serving the poor, uninsured/underinsured, ethnically diverse, and medically underserved residents of Seattle/King County. Students assigned to this shift are expected to treat patients who present with chronic conditions such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes, infection, coughs and colds, mental health issues, edema, arthritis, and boils/cuts/bruises that exist due to lack of medical care. The students and staff meet in a conference on the second floor of the clinic. There is currently no elevator access to the conference room. The site does contain ramp access into the building and 1 ADA accessible bathroom on the 1st floor. There is no handicapped parking available for students and staff at this time.
Country Doctor Community Clinic
Location: Capitol Hill Address: 500 19th Avenue East, Seattle 98112 Phone Number: (206) 299-1600 Shift Supervisor: Ryan Robbins, ND Patient Population: Multi-ethnic, low income, underserved Modality: Naturopathic Medicine – Patient Care Shift Schedule: Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Cost Per Visit: Patient fee varies; sliding scale available. Patient must be an established client of Country Doctor. Please call Country Doctor for further information. Website: http://www.countrydoctor.org
The Country Doctor Clinic is a community-based, non-profit medical clinic providing care to a diverse, urban, low-income population located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. A large percentage of care is directed toward acute medical needs, mental health dysfunctions, women’s health issues, and diabetes. The naturopathic team provides assessment of patient needs which may involve HIV/AIDS issues, fibromyalgia, hypertension, and diabetes prescribes medical care with the use of herbs, nutritional supplements and lifestyle counseling. This shift meets on the first floor. The site has ramp access and ADA compliant bathrooms but there is currently no handicapped parking available onsite for students and staff.
Eastside Natural Medicine
Location: Kenmore Address: 18208 66th Ave NE #201, Kenmore, WA 98028 Phone Number: 425-814-2045 Shift Supervisor: Helen Kinsel, ND Patient Population: Pediatric and general practice Modality: Naturopathic Medicine Shift Schedule: Thursdays 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Cost Per Visit: Varies, insurance accepted Website: https://eastsidenaturalmedicine.com/
Edmonds Waterfront Center
Location: Edmonds Waterfront Address: 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020 Phone Number: 425-774-5555, Ext. 119 Shift Supervisor: Laurie Cullen, ND - Tuesdays, Gregory Yasuda, ND - Thursdays, Shift hours: Tuesdays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Thursdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Patient Population: Open to the public, community health Modality: Naturopathic Medicine – Patient Care Shift Schedule: Tuesday 1:00p – 5:00p; Thursdays 8a - 12p Cost Per Visit: $15, sliding scale Website: https://www.edmondswaterfrontcenter.org/
The Center offers various activities, classes, exercise classes, nutrition and meal programs, and more. Naturopathic care at this site focuses on Naturopathic Primary Care Medicine and is ADA compliant. Conditions treated here range from the common cold to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, allergies and asthma, depression and anxiety, digestive disorders, chronic pain, arthritis and many more. There is also handicapped parking available on site for students and staff to use.
Location: Downtown Seattle Address: 1830 9th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 Phone Number: (206) 812-8559 Shift Supervisor: Jennifer Johnson, ND Patient Population: Homeless and formerly homeless women Modality: Naturopathic Medicine Shift Schedule: Tuesdays, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m; Cost Per Visit: Free (women and children only) Website: http://www.marysplaceseattle.org/
Mary’s Place is a day shelter for homeless and formerly homeless women, located in downtown Seattle. The shelter provides basic services such as showers, laundry facilities, and lunch, as well as computers, social service referrals, discussion groups, and movement classes. The Bastyr shift is a teaching clinic where students provide care consisting of basic medical assessment, advice for specific health concerns, vitamin, mineral and other supplements, and constitutional homeopathic care. Students treat patients who present with a range of health issues such as colds, digestive complaints, and wounds to hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, cancer, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, menstrual and menopausal complaints. The shift meets on the bottom floor in a conference room. There is an elevator within the main building as well as ADA compliant bathrooms. There is currently no handicapped parking available on site.
Location: SODO Address: 1830 9th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 Phone Number: (206) 812-8559 Shift Supervisor: Kevin Connor, ND MAc, LAc Patient Population: Community Health Modality: Naturopathic Medicine Shift Schedule: Mondays, 8am - 12pm Cost Per Visit: Free (patient must be a Recovery Cafe member) Website: https://recoverycafe.org
Bastyr students of naturopathic medicine, under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Connor, offer adjunctive and complimentary support to the RC clients for any and all health concerns. The Bastyr team, available on Monday mornings, are available to all clients on to aid in their road to recovery and to help with any and all health concerns.
"The Recovery Café is a community of belonging and becoming that stand in the gap between treatment visits, between leaving the treatment and/or criminal justice system and returning to everyday life... the Recovery Café Model is a free-standing community without a formal treatment component. This allows the Café to welcome the person who is either unable or hesitant to engage in the treatment system. And instead of saying, “come, get treated, get well, and go,” we are able to say, “come, stay, get well among us, build a strong foundation to keep growing, healing and contributing to the larger community and world.” - Dr. Ruby Takushi, co-founder of Recovery Café
Seattle Nature Cure Clinic
Location: Ballard, Seattle Address: 8012 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117 Phone Number: (206) 588-1061 Shift Supervisors: Masahiro Takakura, ND, LAc, DC Patient Population: Community Health Modality: Naturopathic Medicine Shift Schedule: Mondays 1:00 - 5:00p Cost Per Visit: sliding scale, insurance Website: www.seattlencc.com
Seattle Nature Cure Clinic is a community integrative medical center in the Ballard community of Seattle. The clinic provides services such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, physical medicine, homeopathy and much more. The Bastyr shift is a teaching clinic where students provide care consisting of basic medical assessment, advice for specific health concerns, vitamin, mineral and other supplements, and constitutional homeopathic care. Students treat patients who present with a range of health issues such as musculoskeletal complaints, colds, digestive complaints, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and other acute and chronic conditions. The site meets on the main level of the building. There is currently ramp access and ADA accessible bathrooms. There is currently no handicapped parking available on site for staff or students.
Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center - Virtual and In-Person Visits
Location: Shoreline Address: 18560 First Avenue Northeast #1, Seattle 98155 Phone Number: 206 365 1536 Shift Supervisors: Kris Somol, ND Patient Population: Senior Citizens & Open to the Public Modality: Naturopathic Medicine – Patient Care Shift Schedule: Mondays, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Cost Per Visit: $15 Website: http://www.shorelinelfpseniorcenter.org/
Located in the Shoreline neighborhood, this senior center shift started spring quarter 2005 and has become extremely popular with the Shoreline/LFP Senior Center community. Students on this shift assess geriatric patients who may present with diabetes, hypertension, dementia, arthritis, osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, chronic kidney failure, fatigue, depression, GI complaints, and any other condition common with seniors. We also see a good number of non-seniors for problems common in any general practice. The shift meets in the large activity room on the main floor. The site currently has ramp access into the building, ADA accessible bathrooms and handicapped parking on shift.
Sno-Valley Senior Center - Temporarily Closed
Location: Carnation Address: 4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation 98014 Phone Number: 425 333 4152 Shift Supervisors: TBD Patient Population: Senior Citizens & Open to the Public Modality: Naturopathic Medicine – Patient Care Shift Schedule: Fridays, 8:30a – 12:30p Cost Per Visit: $5 Website: http://www.snovalleysenior.org/
This site is located in rural Carnation, Washington approximately 30 miles northeast of Seattle. As the site also doubles as a community center for the town and adjacent communities, the Bastyr shift is open to all residents of Carnation and other nearby communities. Bastyr students assess patients of all ages who may present with such complains as fatigue, cold/flu symptoms, menopause, diabetes and hypertension. The shift meets on the 2nd floor of the building. There is elevator access to the 2nd floor and ramp access into the main building. There are also several ADA accessible bathrooms as well as handicapped parking available on shift.
YWCA Opportunity Place - Closed temprtarily until further notice
Location: Downtown Seattle Address: 2024 3rd Avenue Seattle 98121 Phone Number: 206 461 3660 Shift Supervisor: Katie Shaff, ND Patient Population: Homeless and low income women living in downtown Seattle Modality: Naturopathic Medicine – Patient Care Shift Schedule: Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Cost Per Visit: Free Website: https://www.ywcaworks.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=438
Located in downtown Seattle, the YMCA offers many programs that support the needs of working and homeless women and families. Students treat patients that present with conditions such as infections (upper respiratory, skin), poor nutrition, significant situational stress and musculoskeletal complaints. Our health teams provide primary healthcare and make a dramatic impact on the lives of patients. This shift provides students with a unique experience and perspective. The shift meets on the second floor in a conference room. The site currently has elevator access, ramp access and ADA compliant bathrooms. There is currently no handicapped parking available for students and staff on site.
Neighborcare: Formerly Puget Sound Neighborhood Health Centers
Serving a culturally diverse patient base, Bastyr University operates two external sites in collaboration with the private, non-profit Neighborcare Health. These sites provide valuable cross-cultural experience and opportunities for students to enhance their patient/provider interaction skills. These sites require special credentialing prior to starting shift. Website: https://www.neighborcare.org/
45th St Homeless Youth Clinic
Location: Wallingford Address: 1629 North 45th, Seattle 98103 Phone Number: 206-633 -7650 Shift Supervisors: Catherine Bereznay, ND Patient Population: Homeless youth Modality: Naturopathic Medicine – Patient Care and Physical Medicine Shift Schedule: Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Cost Per Visit: Free (teens only) Website: http://www.neighborcare.org/clinics/45th-street-youth-homeless-clinic
Bastyr University participates in the 45th St. Clinic’s specialty “Homeless Youth Clinic”. Public health concerns, adolescent development, and concerns around diversity and poverty are issues involved in treating patients. Due to their highly mobile lifestyles, fifty percent of the patients are persons who appear at the clinic for only one visit. The Bastyr Team provides acute care and works collaboratively with the clinic’s other providers on implementing treatment plans. The shift meets on the second floor of the clinic. There is elevator access, ramp access and ADA accessible bathrooms. There is also handicapped parking available on site for staff and students.
West Seattle High School Teen Health Center - Temporarily Closed
Location: West Seattle High School Address: 3000 California Ave, Seattle 98116 Phone Number: 206 658-8048 Shift Supervisors: TBD Patient Population: High school students, staff Modality: Naturopathic Medicine – Patient Care Shift Schedule: CLOSED SUMMER QUARTER; Thursdays 8:30 am –12:30pm Cost Per Visit: Free (patient must be a client of Neighborcare and attend the HS) Website: http://www.neighborcare.org/clinics/neighborcare-health-west-seattle-school-based-health-center
The West Seattle Teen Health Center provides health care in a teen friendly setting. These services include mental health counseling, medical checkups, routine physicals, sports physicals, reproductive health care, treatment for acute and chronic illness, immunizations, vision and hearing screening, dental referral, and lab tests. The Health Center also provides preventive education on tobacco, alcohol and other drug use, injuries and violence. The site meets in the teen health center on the main floor. The site contains ramp access, ADA compliant bathrooms and handicapped parking is available for students and staff on site.
Neighborcare Health at Highpoint Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice
Location: Neighborcare Health at Highpoint
Address: 6020 35th Ave SW Seattle 98126
Phone Number: (206) 461-6966
Supervisor: Jim Dowling, RN, LAc
Shift Schedule: Thursdays 9:00am-1:00pm This neighborhood clinic provides acupuncture services to residents of West Seattle. Many of the patients are immigrants to the United States and services are provided through medical translators. Patients present with a variety of health concerns ranging from internal medicine disorders to post-traumatic stress and mental health concerns associated with relocation. We see on average six patients per week at Highpoint Medical Center.
Neighborcare Health at Columbia City
Location: Neighborcare Health at Columbia City
Address: 4400 37th Ave. S. Seattle 98118
Phone Number: (206) 461-6957
Supervisor: John Aguilar, DAOM L.Ac.
Shift Schedule: Thursdays 8am -12pm This community clinic also provides primary and family health care to members of the South Seattle community. Clinical opportunities include working with both acute and chronic health concerns in an integrated community setting. We see approximately six patients per week at the Neighborcare Health at Columbia City.
The following clinics are advanced oncology training sites for students in the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine program:
Providence Regional Cancer Partnership
Address: 1717 13th St. Everett, WA 98201
Phone Number: (425) 297-6851
Supervisor: Dr. Yuan Ming Lu, Angela Tseng DAOM L.Ac.
Shift Schedule: Thursdays, 9:00am-1:00pm The Cancer Partnership's program design adds evidence-based complementary therapy integrated with traditional medical treatments. This integrative approach includes acupuncture, hypnosis, touch therapies, massage, qigong, nutritional counseling, naturopathy and other therapies. The Cancer Partnership also offers cancer support services that incorporate distress management tools including patient and family counseling, support groups, chaplaincy, cancer-related psychopharmacology services and behavioral medicine. We see approximately 10 patients per week at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership.