Evergreen Center Clinic

The Evergreen Center Clinic provides holistic wellness consultations to the general public. We work with herbs, nutrition and lifestyle changes to educate and empower our clients to take charge of their own health.

Each clinician at the Evergreen Center is a Certified Herbalist with at least  910 classroom hours in nutrition, herbalism, and related topics. Learn more about our current clinicians on our Clinician Bios page.

All cases are reviewed by senior faculty for additional safety. Our clinicians have access to faculty for any questions or concerns.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit in order to fill out the necessary paperwork.

Open:

  • Monday – Friday

Contact:

You may reach us by phone during the hours listed above: 720-406-8609.

Directions:

Evergreen Center

424 East Simpson Street, Unit A

Lafayette, CO, 80026

The school itself is located on Simpson Street. The entrance to the clinic is around back. You can access it from the Public Parking lot off of Michigan Street.

Staff

Clinic Founder Paul Bergner has more than 30 years’ experience in holistic health, nutrition, and Vitalist herbalism. He directed the free public clinic at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder from 1996-2003.

Mary Barnes, RH (AHG), CN, has 15 years of private clinical practice experience. She serves as Clinic Director and provides oversight for all Evergreen Center student clinicians.

Sheila Luna, Certified Clinical Herbalist and Nutritionist, currently serves as Clinic Manager.

Sara Truitt, Certified Clinical Herbalist and Nutritionist, currently serves as Apothecary Manager.

CSCH Director Lisa Ganora has almost 30 years of experience in natural healing. She is the author of Herbal Constituents, the standard textbook of phytochemistry for herbalists.

Scope of Practice

The services at the Evergreen Center do not replace those of a licensed physician or any other licensed healthcare provider. Our clinicians are not trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disease according to the standards of medical science.

Our clinic is happy to provide suggestions for available sliding scale medical services in the local area.

Sliding Scale

Payment is determined by monthly income. We provide a sliding scale suggested fee chart. As a client, you select the fee scale. We are happy to give you our best service at the rate you can afford.

Standard fee

  • Office Visit, $75 per hour
  • Sliding Scale fees available

Payment

We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards (though not American Express). Prices do not include herbs or supplements.

Payment is due at the time of the visit.

Our services are not eligible for insurance reimbursement.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment please do so at least 24 hours in advance. A canceled appointment after this time, or a missed appointment, will result in a $20 cancellation fee. Exceptions will be made for emergencies. However, please let us know as soon as possible so we can reschedule the visit.

Confidentiality

All conversations and session documentation are strictly confidential. Health-related records can only be released with your written consent or if legally subpoenaed. Exceptions to this are information regarding impending suicide, homicide, or child abuse.

Vitalism

Vitalism in healing is a clinical strategy based on the principle that Life, Nature, and the Great Spirit from which they arise are fully present in all the tissues of the body, and also in the psyche, the spiritual heart, and the soul, sustaining life and health, providing momentum for personal evolution on all levels, and for the fulfillment of the highest purpose in social and spiritual life. Vitalist practitioners employ clinical strategies and methods which support this life power through encouragement of nourishment, digestion, rest, and appropriate activity, identification of purpose in personal life, connection with nature, an active spiritual life, identification and removal of obstacles to cure on all levels, and avoidance of methods which suppress or distort life processes. The Vitalist incorporates all aspects of science, especially physiology and pathophysiology, but equally values knowledge from traditional herbalism, empirical observation, instinct, and intuition, and is not confined to the narrow materialistic worldview that dominates much of modern science, medicine, and social life.