Community Care Sites

Bastyr students and faculty serve the greater Seattle community by providing access to free natural medicine services.

Bastyr University's external clinic program provides basic natural health care to diverse, often underserved, populations throughout the Puget Sound and San Diego region. 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. 

Community Care Locations

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 a.m.–1 p.m.

Cost Per Visit:  Free (patient must be an established client of Consejo)


Consejo Counseling and Referral Services is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides culturally competent mental health and family support services to a predominantly Latino population in western Washington. The clinic is committed to serving the poor, uninsured/underinsured, ethnically diverse, and medically underserved Seattle/King County residents. 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 at a conference on the clinic's second floor.  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. The patient must be an established client of Country Doctor. Please call Country Doctor for further information.


The Country Doctor Clinic is a community-based, non-profit medical clinic providing care to a diverse, urban, low-income population in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Much of the care is directed toward acute medical needs, mental health dysfunctions, women’s health issues, and diabetes. The naturopathic team provides an assessment of patient needs which may involve HIV/AIDS issues, fibromyalgia, hypertension, and diabetes, and 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. 

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 -5 p.m.

Cost Per Visit: sliding scale, insurance


Seattle Nature Cure Clinic is a community integrative medical center in the Ballard community of Seattle. The clinic provides naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, physical medicine, homeopathy, and more. The Bastyr shift is a teaching clinic where students provide basic medical assessment, advice for specific health concerns, vitamin, mineral, and other supplements, and constitutional homeopathic care. Students treat patients with various 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 Supervisor: Kris Somol, ND

Patient Population: Senior Citizens & Open to the Public

Modality: Naturopathic Medicine

Patient Care Shift Schedule: Mondays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Cost Per Visit: $15


Located in the Shoreline neighborhood, this senior center shift started spring quarter of 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 other conditions common with seniors. We also see many 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.  

Eastside Natural Medicine 

Location: Kenmore

Address:  18208 66th Ave NE #201, Kenmore, WA 98028

Phone Number: (425) 814-2045

Shift Supervisor:  Brianna Piche, 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


Mary's Place 

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 a.m. - 12 p.m; 

Cost Per Visit: Free (women and children only)


Mary’s Place is a day shelter for homeless and formerly homeless women in downtown Seattle. The shelter provides basic services such as showers, laundry facilities, lunch, computers, social service referrals, discussion groups, and movement classes. The Bastyr shift is a teaching clinic where students provide basic medical assessment, advice for specific health concerns, vitamin, mineral, and other supplements, and constitutional homeopathic care. Students treat patients with a range of health issues such as colds, digestive complaints, and wounds to hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, cancer, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and 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. 

Edmonds Waterfront Center 

Location: Edmonds Waterfront

Address:  220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020

Phone Number:  (425) 774-5555, Ext. 119

Shift Supervisor: Sudi Baskota, ND

Shift hours: Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m.

Patient Population: Open to the public, community health

Modality:  Naturopathic Medicine

Patient Care Shift Schedule: Tuesdays 1– 5:00 p.m.; Thursdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Cost Per Visit:  $15, sliding scale


The Center offers various activities, 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.