Maliheh Clinic – Maliheh Free Clinic seeks to improve the quality of life in the Greater Salt Lake Area by providing free medical services for uninsured and low-income individuals and families to help reverse the cycle of poverty and suffering created by poor health.
4th Street Clinic – Fourth Street Clinic helps homeless Utahans improve their health and quality of life by providing high quality health care and support services.
County Health Services – A great list of many low cost health clinics around the valley.
Mental Health Services
Family Counseling Center – The Family Counseling Center provides affordable, professional, outpatient mental health services to individuals, couples and families.
Valley Behavioral Health – Valley Behavioral Health is a nonprofit network of clinics providing treatment for behavioral issues, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism and other chronic health conditions. Programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural and economic situation.
Rape Recovery Center – Regarding counseling services, The Rape Recovery Center offers a $0-$70 sliding fee scale, depending on household income of the client. Free services are available when needed.
Free and Low Cost Legal Services
Tuesday Night Bar – Tuesday Night Bar is held every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. There are no financial or age qualifications, and you can discuss any topic. Appointments are required and can only be made from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the Monday eight days in advance.
Utah Legal Services – Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.
Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake – Legal Aid Society assists adults and children who are victims of domestic violence and offers full-scale legal representation for eligible clients, regardless of their income, in family law matters such as: protective orders and civil stalking injunctions, divorce, custody, visitation, and guardianship among other services.
PRACTITIONERS AND OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Allison Ottley, located at QiWorks
Michael Thomas, located at QiWorks
Tai Chi and Qigong
Scott White – Tai Chi Utah (Affordable tai chi and qigong classes in various locations)
Nathan (Ned) Dowling, P.T., University of Utah Orthopaedic Center, 801-857-7005
Ines Schwemmer, P.T., Univerity of Utah Orthopaedic Center, 801-857-7005
Physical Therapists at TOSH (The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital), 801-314-4040
Cancer Wellness House – Free services offered to support people living with cancer and their families in a home-like setting. This is a really wonderful organization and we’re lucky to have it in our community.
Premier Wellness – Dr. Jared Anderson, Chiropractic Physician Applied Kinesiology,Nutrition, Physical Rehabilitation 801-268-8090
Namaste Center For Healing – Namasté Center for Healing is dedicated to creating a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental recovery experience for teens, young adults, adults, and couples struggling with trauma, marital conflict, intimacy (disorder) spectrum, and other addictions and aversions.
Marianne Felt, CMHC, Mountain Lotus Counseling, 801-524-0650
Steve Seliger, LMFT, www.steveseliger.com, 801-661-7697
Renee Podunovich, CMHC, 385-232-3671
Chris Adams Richards, LCSW, South Valley Therapy, 385-204-6709
Misty McIntyre Goodsell, LCSW, South Valley Therapy, 385-204-6572
Family Counseling Center, 801-261-3500
Utah Co-Op Market – Offering over 5,000 organic, natural, and local products. Everyone is welcome!
Utah Food Bank – Utah Food Bank staff, volunteers and agencies work together to gather and distribute emergency food to individuals and families experiencing the pain of hunger in Utah.
Resilient Body Nutrition – Nurse Kate
Pati Reiss, Holistic Nutrition and Recovery Specialist
Willing to Wander Wellness Co. – Sarah Betts, MSHN
Paul Winterton, Utah Cartilage Repair Center, Southtowne Orthopaedics, 801-561-3101
Why Did You Put that Needle There? – Andy Wegman (PDF book): Click Here
POCA Tech – An affordable acupuncture school for community acupuncturists
Find-A-Clinic Locator – Locate POCA clinics like ours around the country
Liberation Acupuncture – Theory regarding the practice of acupuncture today in America: Community Style!
Orem Community Acupuncture – Our friend Patrick has a community clinic in Orem!
Food and Health
NutritionFacts.org – Great short videos and articles on all things food and health. Highly recommended.
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine – Nutrition in medicine, physicians for ethical research, and more!
Forks Over Knives – Great website with tons of resources for preparing, cooking, and eating Plant-Based, Whole-Foods.
Acupuncture and Community Acupuncture
Community Acupuncture: The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged (Find it on POCA’s home page)
The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine – Ted Kaptchuk
Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine – Harriet Beinfield & Efrem Korngold
Staying Healthy With the Seasons – Elson M. Haas
In Defense of Food – Michael Pollan
The Omnivore’s Dilemma – Michael Pollan
Mental and Emotional Health Relating to Trauma
Feelings Buried Alive Never Die – Karol K. Truman
Waking The Tiger – Peter Levine
The Trauma Spectrum – Dr. Robert Scaer
Community Acupuncture: New clinics offer treatments on a sliding scale – Austen Diamond, City Weekly, Oct 13, 2010
Don’t Go to Acupuncture School An honest look at what going through acupuncture school means and what reality awaits graduates. However, don’t forget about POCATech! An affordable alternative to traditional acupuncture school for those interested in becoming a community acupuncturist!