We are now Sonoran University Sage Foundation for Health. As you explore our new website, you may notice mention of SCNM in some documents and images. We are working to update this!

Sage Foundation for Health

Your Support Changes Lives

Sonoran University’s Sage Foundation for Health provides funding to community clinics throughout Maricopa County which are staffed with licensed faculty physicians and third- and fourth-year medical students from Sonoran University of Health Sciences. Patients include children in impoverished school districts, domestic violence survivors, women and children recovering from homelessness and trauma, individuals coping with HIV/AIDS and patients recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

Clinical training students treat chronic and acute health conditions by working with the patients to restore health and improve self-care choices through daily diet, exercise, and stress reduction treatment plans. These shifts give students a unique opportunity to provide treatment and gain skills and experience in a community healthcare setting and enhance their cultural competence working with a diverse patient population. Treatments often include clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, physical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, and prescription medicines when necessary.

Thanks to generous community support, services and treatments are provided to patients at little to no cost.


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Year Sage was Founded


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GuideStar Gold Seal

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Our Impact

September 9, 2022

Celebrating 20 Years of Sage Foundation

August 8, 2022

Community Service Award – Amber Tabares, NMD, MBA-HCM

May 3, 2022

Welcome Dr. Lauren Salisbury!


Corporate Donors