Clinical Services

Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic (RFP)

The RFP Clinic offers speech-language-hearing services at no cost to community members.  Clients participate in therapy programs with graduate student interns under the guidance of therapists who are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health and certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

All services are free of charge.

RFP Clinic Location and Contact Information

UMD Chester Park building
31 West College Street
156 Chester Park
Duluth, MN  55812
Phone: 218-726-8199
Email: [email protected]  

Google Map to Chester Park Building

Clinic Schedule for Academic Year 2022-2023

The RFP Clinic follows the UMD academic calendar. The following schedule is subject to change based on university schedule and policy changes.  

If you are interested, please call us and leave a message at the clinic: 218-726-8199 or email us at [email protected]  Please note, the office is closed from mid-June to mid-August. The secretary will contact you upon returning for the new academic year.

It can be helpful to check the University of Minnesota Safe Campus page for updates on campus safety.

Fall Semester 2022 Schedule

  • First day: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
  • Last day: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
  • Scheduled breaks (clinic closed):
    • Monday - Tuesday, September 19 - 20
    • Thursday - Friday, October 27 - 28
    • Thursday - Friday, November 24-25

Spring Semester 2023 Schedule

  • First day: Monday, January 23, 2023
  • Last day: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • Scheduled breaks (clinic closed):
    • Monday - Friday, March 6 - 10

Clinic facility closings due to severe weather or emergency

RFP Clinic follows the University schedule.

In the event of severe whether or other emergencies, the University goes to reduced operations.  When the University goes to reduced operations, the clinic facility closes. 

Announcements of University reduced operations likely will not be announced on the local media.

For information about University Reduced Operations:

There are three ways you can stay informed about the University going to reduced operations. If the University has reduced operations, RFP Clinic is closed:

  1.  Call the UMD Snow Hotline: 218-726-SNOW (218-726-7669)
  2.  Check the UMD Home Page for a posted announcement: www.d.umn.edu
  3. Subscribe to UMD Safe-U to get texts regarding university emergency situations

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.