Resources

Ketamine Therapy

In conjunction with Mark Farrington NP, and the Center for Wellness and Change, I am providing Ketamine assisted psychotherapy. This is a psychedelic therapy modality effective for Depression, Anxiety, Addiction among other issues. I will be available at that clinic on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. For additional details please visit our website: https://www.wellnessandchange.com/ketamine-assisted-psychotherapy

COVID 19 testing

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites in the Blue Ridge Health District

  • Below are free testing sites hosted by BRHD, UVA Health, and Next Molecular Lab. These sites offer free  COVID PCR testing (nasal swabs) for anyone ages 6 months and older. **All drive-thru testing is weather dependent!** TRAVEL NOTE: If you need testing for travel purposes, you should find the requirements and contact your primary care provider or go to an urgent care for testing.
  • Please note: BRHD will no longer offer free testing at Health Departments starting July 2022. Free drive-through testing will still be available on Mondays & Tuesdays by UVA Health and on Wednesdays & Fridays by NEXT Molecular lab.
  • Community members can order free rapid at-home test kits here.
  • Questions? Call BRHD’s COVID-19 hotline at 434-972-6261 (staffed M-F 8am-4:30pm) or email us at BRHealthDistrict@gmail.com.

Mondays (Charlottesville hosted by UVA Health every Monday – walk-ins only)

  • When: Every Monday from 6 pm-7:30 pm. No appointment needed.
  • Where: Church of the Incarnation, 1465 Incarnation Dr., Charlottesville, VA
  • What/How: Drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 testing for people over the age of 6 months. No appointment needed.
  • Results: UVA Health will call people with their test results within 3 days. For result questions, contact MyChart@virginia.edu or 434-243-2500.

Tuesdays  (Charlottesville hosted by UVA Health every Tuesday – walk-ins only)

  • When: Every Tuesday from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. No appointment needed.
  • Where: Mount Zion First African Baptist Church, 105 Lankford Ave. Charlottesville, VA
  • What/How: Drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 testing for people over the age of 6 months. No appointment needed.
  • Results: UVA Health will call people with their test results within 3 days. For result questions, contact MyChart@virginia.edu or 434-243-2500.

Sexual Abuse/Assault


If you have been a recent victim of a sexual assault, in Charlottesville, and you want to report the crime to the police. You need to go to the University of Virginia Medical Center Emergency Department. DO NOT change your clothes or shower before you go. They have specially trained Nurse Practitioners to help you through this difficult experience.

If you do not wish to have the possibility of prosecuting your attacker, and don’t need general emergency medical care, then I certainly can see you and help your find your way through this. I can not collect forensic evidence, for court, but I can care for you.

If it is already past that time, you can still report the crime to the police, but the lack of physical evidence makes prosecution more challenging—but not impossible.

If your assault has been in the past, but you are still being challenged by it you can find help through SARA–the Sexual Assault resource agency. They have support groups, up to date referrals to local therapists and a 24 hour confidential hotline: 434-977-7273.

Sexual Assault Resource Agency
www.sexualassaultresources.org

If you are in an unsafe relationship and need help, SHE– Shelter for Help in Emergency can be there for you.

Shelter for Help in Emergency
Provides short term safe housing in Charlottesville for women and their children fleeing an abusive partner. They also have a very informative and helpful website.
www.shelterforhelpinemergency.org

Pregnancy termination

In Charlottesville I recommend: Whole Women’s Health  They are kind and respectful.

You can find additional information from the national organization Plan C

Women’s Health Resources local and beyond

Local sliding scale mental healthcare for women:The Woman’s Initiative

Extensive educational site focused on young women’s health:Center for Young Women’s Health

Informational and product based site focusing on issues related to sex in midlife and after breast cancer:Middlesex MD

Dr. Susan Love: Breast cancer and menopause issues

Local Practitioners


Acupuncture
Kyung Lee L. AC.
Anne Smucker L. AC
Xiong Chang L.AC
Sallie Smithwick L. AC.
Michael Jabolee L.AC.
Bodywork

Heidi Berthoud Massage Therapist
Sandra Cushman-Alexander teacher
Alice Harrington Egoscue practitioner

Louise Goodling Equine Partnering

Mental Health Therapists

The Women’s Initiative has high quality lower cost mental health options.

Alexandra Kedrock 757-831-3874

Julie Convisser 434 806-8516

Christina Platania 434 760 0428

Michele Sirch 434 882-4489

Bonnie Lundgren  434 962-8447

Neg Mahmood zadegan 434 409-9338

Barbara Maille 434-295-7711

Tonya Ridings 434-465-1561

Mimi Steele 434-466-6589

Jessie Luckett     720-466- 7964

Nutrition

Barbara Suever https://www.theempoweredbodyandsoul.com/

Transgender General health resources in Cville

UVA has 2 clinics devoted to this care.

Adults: https://uvahealth.com/services/transgender

Teens and youth: https://med.virginia.edu/pediatrics/divisions/division-of-general-pediatrics/teen-young-adult-clinic/teen-young-adult-transgender-clinic/

Websites That May Be of Interest


Integrative Medicine

Dr. Andre Weil.
A leader in Integrative health with an informative website

The Linus Pauling Institute
lpi.oregonstate.edu
An excellent site from Oregon State University

Herbal resources. American Herbalist Guild,The Medicine Woman’s Roots, Botanical.com, Herb Pharm,

Our local herb shop:The Elderberry

Medicinal Mushroom resources: Mushroom Harvest, Hawks Meadow Farm

Herbal treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Some urinary tract infections can spread rapidly to the kidneys. When they do you generally will have some or all of these symptoms: pain in your back below your ribs, fever, blood in your urine and nausea/vomiting. Some women tend to be prone to rapidly advancing infection. If you have ever had a kidney infection or have any of the above symptoms you should seek prompt medical care.

Other women can get milder UTIs. Nuna Med is an interesting product that is an herbal tea found to be effective in bring the body back to health. It is available on-line and locally at Top Notch and Parkway Pharmacies–follow the instructions on the box. Taken with D-Mannos 1000 mg twice daily will support it’s effectiveness.

National Institutes of Health: The Office of Dietary Supplements supports research and disseminates research results in the area of dietary supplements.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). NCCAM, as part of the NIH, maintains a free website that provides health information, research, clinical trials, training opportunities and information about complementary and alternative therapies. You can subscribe on-line for a free “CAM at the NIH” quarterly newsletter.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Frequently updated scientifically based information on natural medicines.

Mental Health Recovery
The Icarus Project
Beyond Meds

Enviroment/Food Issues

Natural Resources Defense Council

Environmental Working Group

A wealth of important information from Michael Pollan

Transgender Information/support

National Center for Transgender Equality https://transequality.org/

Women’s Health

Local sliding scale mental healthcare for women:The Woman’s Initiative

Extensive educational site focused on young women’s health:Center for Young Women’s Health

Informational and product based site focusing on issues related to sex in midlife and after breast cancer:Middlesex MD

Dr. Susan Love: Breast cancer and menopause issues