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Program Fees and Fee Support
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
RFP Clinic Services are FREE!
All therapy services and programs at the Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic are offered FREE of charge! If you are interested in participating in our programs, please contact the clinic for information at 218-726-8199. The RFP Clinic does not bill insurance.
How can the RFP Clinic offer free services?
The RFP Clinic operates through the UMD Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a mission to provide community service, educate students, and contribute to research on communication and communication disorders. In order to fulfill this mission, the clinic moved to free care due to changes in interpretation of Medicare law.
The Robert F. Pierce Clinic is not an enrolled Medicare provider and, by law, is not permitted to charge a fee for skilled services to Medicare beneficiaries. The clinic also is not permitted by law to offer free services to Medicare beneficiaries and charge for services to other clients.
In order to serve the community and meet the clinical education needs of our students, the clinic currently is operating free of charge. By offering a free clinic, we can continue to provide services to Medicare beneficiaries and other community members with communication differences and disorders, regardless of insurance.
Please help support our mission...Your gift can make a difference!
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders makes ongoing efforts to find resources for financing future clinic operations, and welcomes community support. Our commitment remains to serve the community and offer a strong clinical education to our students.
Your gift can make a significant difference in the lives of clients, the sustainability of the clinic, and the education of our students. You can support the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders with a gift through the UMD Office of Development.
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The University of Minnesota Duluth prohibits discrimination in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual exploitation and coercion), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Retaliation is also prohibited.