As the teaching clinic of Bastyr University California, Bastyr University Clinic offers comprehensive health care for every age group and demographic.

Our doctors focus on naturopathic primary care, mind-body issues and nutrition, with a focus on:

  • Providing a natural, non-invasive approach that takes into account the whole person.
  • Offering longer appointment times to ensure that you feel heard, respected and understood.
  • Helping patients resolve chronic health problems.
  • Supporting a healthy lifestyle that helps prevent illness.
  • Identifying and treating the causes of disease, trusting in the healing power of nature.

Since opening in the fall of 2012, Bastyr University’s San Diego Clinic has already expanded its patient care facility and has plans to add additional natural health services in the future. Learn more about our unique Team Care model.

Bastyr University California Opens in 2012

Bastyr University California is the first and only accredited school of naturopathic medicine in California. Established in San Diego in 2012, the University offers a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree, as well as certificate training through Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations. The University has plans to add more degree programs in the near future.

Bastyr’s Roots in the Pacific Northwest

Bastyr University might be a new name to many Californians, but it’s quite likely you’ve come across an alumnus of our institution, which has been sending natural health graduates into the world for more than 30 years.

Our institution has been a key driver in the wellness movement, with our curriculum having trained many of the region's most renowned health care providers, and our Seattle teaching clinic ranking as a regional leader in patient experience.

“Bastyr University has played a bigger role within medicine than any other non-allopathic institution, bringing scientific legitimacy to natural medicine.” 

- James Wharton, PhD
   Professor of Medical History and Ethics
   University of Washington School of Medicine

Three Decades of Natural Health

Bastyr University’s first campus opened in 1978 in Seattle, Wash., and was named after Dr. John Bastyr. A renowned Seattle-area naturopathic doctor and midwife, Dr. Bastyr  was recognized as an early champion of the science-based natural medicine movement that became the foundation of Bastyr University.

Since then, Bastyr University has become the first naturopathic school to achieve accreditation, and it has expanded its degree and certificate offerings to include: acupuncture and East Asian medicine, ayurvedic sciences, nutrition and exercise science, midwifery, psychology, herbal sciences, human biology and permaculture – offering 17 degree and certificate programs in all. It also boasts a robust science-based research department, the Bastyr University Research Institute.

Our Vision

As the world's leading academic center for advancing and integrating knowledge in the natural health arts and sciences, Bastyr University will transform the health and well-being of the human community.

Our Mission

We educate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Respecting the healing power of nature and recognizing that body, mind and spirit are intrinsically inseparable, we model an integrated approach to education, research and clinical service.