Our Wester Hailes Clinic is a low cost Community Clinic providing affordable herbal consultations to residents of Wester Hailes & staff & volunteers of local organisations only. If you don’t fall into this category, you are still welcome to access our North Edinburgh Community Clinic
We believe that herbalism has always been the ‘medicine of the people’ and aim to provide affordable person-centred herbal care, with its roots in the local community. We also recognise that all of our health depends on the health of our land, and so we use an ecological approach, prescribing native and Organic Scottish herbs as far as possible, and using herbs grown and foraged in Wester Hailes to ‘Close The Circle.’
It is run by three professional Medical Herbalists, Ally Hurcikova, Kathryn McArthur & Audrey Marchbank.
Our aim is to provide high quality, low cost herbal care, and so we offer herbal consultations by donation. If you are local to Wester Hailes and would like to use the clinic, we ask for between £5 and £40 for our time, and to cover the cost price of the herbs which is an average of £3 per week. You can choose an amount to pay depending on what you can afford. We won’t ask you to prove your income to us.
The Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic is open every Wednesday from 9am to 6pm
About The Clinic
The Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic was established in 2015 and is currently proud to be one of only two examples in Britain of herbalism being offered in an integrated primary care setting alongside local NHS services. You can read our two year project report about the clinic here.
Most of our patients come via referral from our partners, but you can also self-refer – just book yourself an appointment using the contact details below.
For more information about what happens in a consultation or what kinds of conditions we commonly treat please go to our About Herbal Medicine Page
We welcome donations as we are an independent service which relies on generating its own income to be sustainable. You can ‘Pay It Forward’ and gift a local resident a herbal appointment and give general donations on this page
The Clinic is open on Wednesdays from 9am to 6pm
Initial appointments are 1 hour
Follow up appointments 30 minutes
For Wester Hailes residents, there is a suggested donation per appointment of between £5 and £40. We are pleased to also offer appointments to staff of the Healthy Living Centre and other local organisations for a subsidised rate.
Local Residents Staff of the Healthy Living Centre
Suggested Donation of £25 initial appointment (1 hour)
£5-40 per appointment £15 follow up (30 mins)
Medicines: Donation Towards the Cost Medicines: £8 average per week
The Wester Hailes Community Herbal Clinic is located in the Wester Hailes Health Agency, in the Healthy Living Centre (HLC)’s Green Zone. Find us at 30 Harvester’s Way, EH14 3JF
The building & toilets are fully wheelchair accessible & our consultation will be on the ground floor.
Booking An Appointment
To Book an appointment contact: frontdesk (at) thehealthagency.org.uk 0131 453 9400