Evergreen Center Clinic

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

The Evergreen Center Clinic will be closed for regular hours from
May 21st – September 7th, 2020.  Sessions can be booked with faculty or graduates by calling 720-406-8609.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled visit in order to fill out the necessary paperwork. Additional times for appointments may be available outside of regular hours upon request.

Open | Regular Hours – September – May
Monday 8 am – 8 pm

Tuesday 8 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 8 am – 8 pm
Thursday 9 am – 1 pm

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

Evergreen Clinic 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.

Kat Mackinnon, RH (AHG), CCH, CN, CBFE, an NAIMH graduate, serves as our Clinic Director and provides oversight for Evergreen Center Students.

Clinic Founder Paul Bergner has some 40 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 and is the founder and director of NAIMH, our predecessor school. Paul and his wife Tania Neubauer, ND, serve as senior case reviewers and guest teachers, along with Mary Barnes, RH (AHG), CN, our previous Clinic Director.

Lyn Romero, CH, is our Apothecary Manager.

Clinician Bios
Learn more about our current clinicians on our
Clinician Bios page.

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

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.

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 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 the 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.

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