Initial sessions last approximately two hours, and are devoted to exploring the interplay between body, mind, and spirit as herbalist and client co-create a plan for optimal wellness. You should expect to have at least two subsequent visits, which range in length from 30 minutes to an hour. You may purchase custom formulations according to your herbalist’s recommendations from our full-service apothecary. You are welcome to purchase herbs elsewhere and we are happy to provide a list of reputable sources.
Because we are a teaching clinic, you will be asked when you make your appointment if you would allow a clinical student to observe your consultation—please know that you have the option to decline at any time. Thank you in advance for helping us to further the practice of herbalism through our students.
“I just want to say that my meeting with you was the single most comfortable and caring health ‘care’ appointment of my life! Thank you!” – AA, Burlington
Fees and Payment
The Professional Clinic operates on a sliding scale fee structure to make our services available to everyone. We provide identical services to all clients, regardless of ability or inability to pay. The Clinic’s continued success depends on the investment that our clients make in their own health and in the health of our community. Your payments, no matter the size, are essential to making our services available to all who need them.
The fee for the first appointment slides from $0–$100; for subsequent visits $0–$50.00. Use the chart below to determine your suggested fee amount. Payments above the minimum are always gratefully accepted. VCIH accepts cash or check—payment can be left in the box in the waiting room at the time of your visit.
|Annual Individual Income*||Initial Fee||Follow-up Fee||Herb cost**|
|less than $20,000||$0||$0||$0|
|greater than $90,000||$100||$50||$7/$3|
* If your income supports individuals other than yourself, you may adjust your fee down to the next step on the scale, as needed.
** Herb cost refers to the cost for each ounce of tincture ($7) or of dry herbs ($3) if purchased from our apothecary. This is far below retail cost. You are always welcome to purchase herbs from other sources.