View from inside the new shop that is part of the Sutter clinic at 20th and Valencia streets. Photo by Jennifer Cohen

Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation opened a new clinic on 20th and Valencia streets earlier this month. The clinic employs acupuncturists, chiropractors, message therapists, and nutritionists in addition to primary care practicioners.

The clinic also has lab and x-ray services on site as well as specialty physicians should a patient need them.

A shop within the clinic, the Institute for Health and Healing, opened on November 29 as part of the foundation’s integrative medicine department. All of its proceeds will go to the clinic’s patient assistant fund.

Like its corresponding locations in Greenbrae, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, and other parts of San Francisco (all located within Sutter clinics) the Institute sells supplements, books, jewelry, “healing gifts,” and other fair trade and eco-friendly items “promoting well-being in mind, body and spirit.” The selection of supplements is slated to expand when the clinic itself becomes more established.

The Institute for Health and Healing is providing massages and nutritional counseling free of charge until the end of December.

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