The Family Naturopathic Clinic, or FNC, is the only one of its kind in Canada: a free medical clinic serving young adults and children in a lower income group who can’t afford the services of naturopathic doctors.
Funded entirely by donations, the FNC is a joint project of licensed NDs at Acacia Integrative Clinic in Victoria and the Boucher Institute, western Canada’s only accredited naturopathic college. FNC doctors and students work together as part of an outreach program to serve patients in need in the south Vancouver Island. All visits are free. The FNC has been in operation since 2007.
Visits include a detailed history, physical exam and assessment. Therapies may include nutritional and lifestyle counseling, stress management, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal medicine and other modalities.
During May of this year the FNC is hosting a fundraising raffle to support the outreach program and pay for medical supplies. Prizes include a hotel stay at the Grand Pacific in Victoria, dinner for two at Pagliacci’s and a kayaking lesson for two from Victoria Waterfront Tours.
Help support the FNC by buying a ticket. You can purchase one in person at Acacia Integrative Health (101-391 Tyee Road) or Hemp & Company (1102 Government Street), or enter to win by making a donation at the FNC website: www.familynaturopathicclinic.org
If you would like more information about the clinic, or wish to make an appointment, please visit their website or call them at 250 580 3621.