:HWB People's Clinics
Herbalists Without Borders People's Clinics
Global citizens continue to be marginalized, displaced, unemployed, homeless, imprisoned, or forced into prostitution or human slavery. Many people struggle economically, living in rural isolation to overcrowded refugee camps - all facing incredible barriers to health and wellness. HWB promotes down to the ground green medicine for people who desire access to natural and botanical medicine based on need and not the ability to pay. All HWB clinics depend on the generosity and volunteer time of the natural medicine communities they serve, from people like you.
HWB has many types of People's Clinics: Free Clinics, Mobile People's Clinics, Herbal Street Medics, Herb Buses, Rural Access Projects, Herb Barges, and International/Borderless Medicine - Our Chapters Respond to Natural Disasters with Pop-Up Clinics, Table Clinics and Mobile Clinics.
Millions of people are systematically neglected or excluded from conventional health care. HWB believes in creating and supporting innovative grassroots projects such as PEOPLES CLINICS and STREET MEDIC PROJECTS to link people with accessible natural and botanical medicine that is localized and sustainable.
Our Community Clinics Model informally began in 1995 (later formalizing in 2007) with mobile natural medicine clinic units in various locales providing accessible health and wellness education to patients and communities.
HWB clinics offer both free and sliding scale health and wellness services to patients in dire need. These Peoples Clinics vary depending upon the chapter that organizes them. Some are walk-in, by appointment, staffed by volunteer herbalists, naturopaths, massage therapists, reflexologists and sundry other Complementary Alternative Medicine practitioners, as well as clinical herbalism students. Clinics are hosted monthly in some regions and daily in other regions. All are run by volunteers.
Peoples Clinics are as based on the needs of the people they serve in communities world wide.
Interested in creating an HWB People's Clinic?
First, join Herbalists Without Borders as a member or chapter.
HWB registered members receive organizational technical assistance with creating community clinics & projects designed for your region, plus a free guide:
HOW-TO TOOLKIT for MOBILE PEOPLES CLINICS. You also will have access to our Relief Action Coordinator, HWB volunteer specialists, and the HWB google drive folders that have clinic forms and resources, educational resources, seed saving resources, HWB print and digital media for you to use, and more.
Already organizing a free community clinic? Wondering if you should join our network as an existing free clinic?
Are you already organizing a Free People's Clinic in your community? By creating a project under HWB as an official member (or members, if you have multiple organizers), you will then be able to operate your free clinic under the HWB nonprofit umbrella and use our status as a fiscal sponsorship. You will also have access to all of the resources listed above. We also provide support for your grant writing under our nonprofit, we share donated supplies within our US system fairly and equitably with clinics as we have them (priority given to disaster relief, of course), and help other nations create this model in their own country, and we help promote your clinic on our website if you are interested, and on our clinic page and FB page.
Herbalists Without Borders has People's Clinics, Free Clinics, Mobile Clinics and more operated by volunteer members and chapters of HWB. We are an all volunteer organization. Visit our Chapter map and page to see what is happening in your community. Email the office for more info!