This is an archive of the old Web site for the proposed Holistic Community Health Clinic.|
Demian designed and maintained this Web site — including editing text and
retouching images — from 2012 until the campaign was put on hold in 2015.
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Fire Station #6 101 - 23rd Ave. S., Seattle, WA98144
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Original Proposal: Holistic Community Health Clinic|
Dr. Ruhland’s Statement:
There is a need for such a clinic as there are many people of limited income who come from cultures where traditional herbal medicine is what is most trusted. The proximity of the building to the Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center and the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic make it an ideal location for a complementary medicine clinic to work together in serving and building the community. In addition to being an ideal geographical location for serving South End residents, the old Fire Station building stands as a beacon within the community.
It is also an ideal location for serving another group of people I have long been interested in serving. Most of the Firefighters I have worked with are retired and in advanced stages of cancer. I would very much like to reach these publicly minded City employees long before they become ill, and get them on detoxification programs.
Currently I am building support, both in terms of staffing and financing, for this clinic. We will need money, practitioners, volunteers, and an effective space to run a larger clinic. My current patient load will help subsidize the people who cannot afford to pay for care. Now more than ever do we need to come together as community in order to get through difficult economic times, and to overcome the increasing violence in our community.
We are asking the City’s participation in several areas: providing a building, and advertising for volunteers to participate (seniors, youth, etc). The greater the support, the more low / no income patients we can serve.
With my experience working at the homeless clinic in Pioneer Square 15 years ago (Sound Clinic), and at the Homeless Youth Clinic in the 45th Street Clinic, if provided the assistance requested of the City, I have the experience to attract the practitioners, patients, and volunteers required to create a successful holistic community clinic.
Dr. John Ruhland, ND - June 22, 2012
Contact John F. Ruhland, ND, The Natural Health Medical Clinic, LLC; 206-723-4891
On Beacon Hill, just south of downtown Seattle
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