Alternative Health Care


Three Rivers Free Clinic for the People
3RFCP is a free, walk-in, holistic wellness clinic in partnership with Union Project. It is a %100 free clinic due to the space donation of its hosts and sponsors, and the volunteer efforts of it’s team of healers. Services will vary from clinic to clinic but may include acupuncture, herbal consultation, full spectrum doula and maternity services, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, reiki, meditation instruction, yoga instruction, and more. All sign-ups for services happen at the time and location of the clinic… no reservations will be made online. For schedule and more information, visit the public Facebook page (no Facebook account needed to view it).

Residence in Polish Hill

Dani Feley offers individualized deep therapeutic massage.  Her technique is guided by multiple modalities, including Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Swedish and Shiatsu. She is also trained in Oncology Massage for those currently or formerly treated for cancer.  Her approach is to work with you and your body through listening to the feedback of the nervous system, to achieve a state of deep relaxation and reduce overall tension throughout the body.

Flexible Fee
Suggested Range for 60 – 90 minutes — $40 – $100

  • Every individual will be recognized by the pronoun and name of their preference. It is important to me that all of my clients feel safe and seen as the individuals that they choose to present to the world.

  • I meet all of my first time clients at the front door and for anyone with vision impairment, I can meet them out front for every appointment. I am also happy to read and fill-in the client intake form.

  • For individuals with hearing impairment, I am able to schedule appointments via email and they are welcome to bring along a sign language interpreter. I have a waiting room that is attached to the studio should we need their assistance during the massage.

Location is Not Wheelchair Accessible — There is a flight of stairs before reaching the massage studio.

There are two nearby bus stops: One at the corner of Herron and Bigelow, a short distance up from my studio.  Another, at the corner of Paulowna and Brereton, further down the hill towards the Strip District.

460 Melwood Ave, suite 200
Pittsburgh PA 15213

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The Stonefruit Community Herbalists provide free and sliding scale herbal consultations and plant medicine.  We strive to offer accessible, empowering health care to strengthen our communities in the fight for social, racial and environmental justice.  To us, the ripening juicy stone fruit represents full hearted engagement with the struggle for wholeness and survival.  It also represents that sweetness of our queer community.  

Sliding fee scale appointments are available on Tuesday and Wednesdays.  Our office is located in the Bloomcraft building which has car parking out front, in the back and on the street.  There is bike parking out front as well.  There are 6 stairs at the front entrance of the building.  

Organic locally grown herbs are available from Cutting Root Farm and Apothecary.


460 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Monday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-3:00pm / 6:00pm-7:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-2:00pm (@Yoga Factory) 3:00pm-6:00pm (Clinic)
Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm (Check Facebook page for Availability)
Sunday: Closed

Sliding scale acupuncture sessions for $15-$45. Call, email or use website to schedule an appointment.

107 Maple Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Tel.: 412-327-5719

Shiatsu: Acupressure from Japan. Balancing the energetic channels of the body with touch & gentle stretches. Utilizing Chinese acupoints for symptom relief. Promotes overall wellness, assimilates trauma, healing body & spirit.
Counseling: Align with purpose & awareness, creating clarity on your journey. Integrating experience, organizing truth, exploring potential. Living optimally in the present!
Qigong Healing: Chinese Energy Medicine  to clear & charge the entire body, including organ systems, joints, & energetic centers of the body. Creating coherence and health. Incredible for boosting the body’s innate ability to heal! Sessions include take home exercises to enhance overall health.
Qigong Exercises: Excellent for strengthening muscles & joints, while promoting balance & flexibility in life. Simple movements combined with breath work that increases vital energy & structural integrity.
Group Experiences: Contact us to create a customized health experience for your group. Excellent for work events, family gatherings, and more!

Sliding scale available.

Practice is not wheelchair-accessible, but home visits are possible.

3600 Laketon Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA  15235

Student Massage Clinic

The Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy offers student massage clinics to the public at our location on Laketon Road. All massages are provided by advanced students of our school.

We are currently accepting clients for our intern student clinic. Please call the school for your appointment. Only $30.00 per hour appointment. For appointments and additional information, please call 800-860-1114.

Blumcraft Building, Oakland 
460 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Shared office with Catnip Collective (or Stonefruit Community Herbalists)
Wednesdays 10am-4pm (last appointment at 3pm)
Thursdays and Fridays possible depending on shared schedule
Sliding scale (flexible) pricing for massage therapy. Client pays the price they choose to pay, no questions asked.
60-minute massage – $40-70
90-minute massage – $60-$100
Swedish, deep tissue, Lomi Lomi, intuitive massage influenced by Chinese Medical Qi Gong, and stretching. 
This building and treatment space are not wheelchair accessible.


Health Care for Homeless People


In partnership with Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Pittsburgh Mercy operates a Winter Shelter for men and women who are experiencing homelessness.

The Winter Shelter will open for the season on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at 7 p.m.

Smithfield United Church of Christ
620 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2506 (Downtown)

The location is the same for men and women.

Hours of Operation:
Nov. 15, 2019 through March 15, 2020 (The spring end date may be extended, if conditions warrant.)
7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Every night, including weekends and holidays, and regardless of temperature.

Fifth Avenue Commons
905 Watson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 391-1348


EMERGENCY SHELTER provides temporary housing for homeless women.

MEDICAL RESPITE is acute and post-acute medical care for patients experiencing homelessness or patients who are unstably housed who are too ill or frail from a physical illness or injury while living in shelter or on the streets, but are not sick enough to be in a hospital.

PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING provides permanent housing and supportive services to women with a diagnosed serious mental illness.

RAPID RE-HOUSING provides housing identification, move in assistance, short-term rental assistance that is gradually reduced as the tenant assumes a larger share of the payment, case management and aftercare support.

SAFE AT HOME offers monetary and basic assistance to women who are homeless, or at immediate risk of homelessness, for the first time in their lives. Priority is given to women over 50 years old with young children in the household. A small pool of funds can also be used for single custodial fathers.


The Pittsburgh Mercy Mobile Medical Unit offers services to people who are experiencing homelessness. Appointments aren’t required, but are encouraged. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 412-606-0604. Below is the schedule. Services are not offered on major holidays.

9 a.m. to Noon
Wood Street Commons
299 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1912
A partnership between Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net, Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center, Community Human Services, and the Residence at Wood Street Commons.

6 to 9 p.m.
The Red Door
St. Mary of Mercy Church
202 Stanwix Street at the Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1304

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Intersection
115 Seventh Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132-2709 

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh Mercy
Generations Building
700 Wood Street, First Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15221-2895



  • primary care
  • dental care
  • mental health care
  • vision services
  • substance abuse services
  • pharmacy services
  • referrals for necessary specialty and hospital services
  • outreach informing of available services
  • assistance establishing eligibility for housing and entitlement programs
  • case management for adults, families and children

See the schedule below, or call the number above for dates/times/locations:

Three Rivers Youth
6117 Broad Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (East Liberty)
Phone: 412.441.5020

The Hub is an outreach and drop-in center for runaway and homeless youth. The facility offers comfortable space for counseling, meals and a computer Lab with internet access. The Hub is accessible by public transportation within walking distance of East Liberty Bus Way.

Drop in Center hours are 10 A.M to 2 P.M, Monday through Thursday.


  • Emergency food.
  • Assessment, counseling and crisis intervention
  • Linkages with all needed services (shelter, permanent housing, jobs or job training, health care, rape crisis, domestic violence and legal services)
  • Street outreach to identify and recruit youth in need of services from the Hub
  • Aftercare and follow-up for all youth who can be contacted
  • Linkages with the broad spectrum of services for youth and families at TRY
  • Semi monthly psychiatric services on site.

1307 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-359-3751, ask for the Bridge Clinic

At this clinic, we provide comprehensive primary care services (medical, mental health, and substance use) for people currently or recently experiencing homelessness.