FREE MIDWIFERY @ THREE RIVERS FREE CLINIC FOR THE PEOPLE
free prenatal care, postpartum care, lactation support, and herbal consults
Three Rivers Free Clinic for the People
The Three Rivers Free Clinic for the People is a community centered clinic in Pittsburgh, PA where various practitioners come together and offer their services to the public at no charge. It's all about giving back to the community, especially in an attempt to reach populations with little to no access to holistic care modalities. Everyone is welcome!
The clinic is held once a month on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January & July) at Union Project, usually from 5pm until 8pm. beginning Saturday, June 6th, 2020, the Free Clinic will be happening every first Saturday of every month (excluding January & July) in its new home, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Homestead from 11am until 4pm. Please check in with the Facebook page to confirm times, participating practitioners, and location.
Amethyst Community Health participates in the monthly clinic and occasional related pop-up clinics. We provide FREE prenatal & postpartum care; lactation support; consultations covering homebirth midwifery, holistic health, herbal support, and well person care; and perinatal reflexology.
Amethyst Community Health is a body-positive provider who focuses their practice on providing care for low-income, IBPOC, and queer/gender-diverse clients.
Everyone is welcome, even if you are receiving care from another provider.
While the clinic is a safe(r) space, please keep in mind that the space available to us is in a very large room without partitions between practitioners. This means that privacy is minimal. While Midwife Michele does not offer any services at the clinic that require the removal of clothing, beyond exposing the pregnant abdomen to palpate foetal positioning and listen for foetal heart tones, it is possible for other people in the clinic to see what we do and possibly hear what we discuss. If you have exceptionally sensitive health information that you do not want to potentially and unintentionally share with others, unfortunately the Free Clinic might not be the right place for you to seek out midwifery care.
Everyone who is seen by Midwife Michele for perinatal care will get a mini chart slip with information from their visit that they can keep and share with other care providers as they see fit.
Midwife Michele will post updates on Amethyst Community Health's Facebook Page and the Facebook event (Union Project)
and the Facebook event (Homestead Library) if there's ever a delay or they have to cancel their services for any reason.
PAYING FOR YOUR CARE
All services at the Free Clinic are actually FREE! You are not required to provide any information concerning your income; you do not have to be receiving social services of any kind to qualify for care; and you are not required to pay your service/care provider(s) at the Free Clinic.
If you have the financial means to pay something for care, here are some suggestions for ways you can support the clinic and its practitioners:
tip your care providers: yes, they are all volunteers and do NOT expect a single cent for the time they spend at the Free Clinic, but tips are always appreciated Midwife Michele can be tipped: in person with cash; Cash app $midwitchery; Venmo @amethystmidwitchery
make an appointment with your care providers: now that you have had the chance to meet some providers and practitioners of various kinds and try out their services, book and pay for additional services from them outside of the Free Clinic
review and promote your providers & the clinic: if you enjoyed and benefited from services at the Free Clinic, review the practitioners on Facebook, Yelp, and other outlets; share practitioner's websites on social media; and encourage your friends, family, and associates to come to the Free Clinic or donate to the clinic
donate to the Free Clinic or Union Project: Union Project provides their spaces for the Free Clinic FREE OF CHARGE when they could easily find another group to rent the space for money. Union Project is a non-profit and can take donations on behalf of the Free Clinic or you can donate to the clinic directly to help with overhead costs, like advertising the clinic.