After Eviction, 'Immune Enhancement Project' Closes In Castro

Tipster Michael Petrelis reached out last week to let us know that Immune Enhancement Project has closed at 3450 16th St. (between Sanchez and Church). 

Since 1993, the nonprofit holistic and integrative medicine clinic offered services like acupuncture, massage, nutrition counseling and herbal therapies at affordable rates.

According to its website, Immune Enhancement Project was founded in 1983 to promote community health by offering compassionate and high-quality traditional Chinese medicine and other healing arts.

"There's no word about shuttering the clinic posted on their door or windows," Petrelis wrote on Facebook. When we visited, the windows were covered with brown paper.

Photo: Teresa Hammerl/Hoodline

Via its Facebook page, the clinic said an eviction notice two months ago ordered them to vacate the space by the end of October. The post added that IEP was also selling its equipment, including a massage table and chairs.

Last week, we reached out to IEP's board to ask if they had plans to reopen at a new location, but we did not receive a response.

Petrelis said he's been an IEP client since 1995. "[They] delivered life-extending wellness to many HIV positive and negative folks, and at low- to no-cost access to services," he wrote.

Thanks to Michael Petrelis!

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After eviction immune enhancement project closes in castro