Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: (218) 726–7974;
Fax: (218) 726–8693
Referrals, Admission and Discharge
Inidividuals interested in services may contact the clinic directly. The clinic secretary completes a Client Candidate Card for each person who interested in receiving services
Individuals are invited to participate in the clinical service programs on a semester basis.
Clinic Program Access Fees
The CSD Department holds the philosophy that the RFP Clinic should be as accessible as possible to individuals in the community. Increased access allows for the following:
To meet these goals, the RFP Clinic charges clients a Clinic Program Access Fee, which represents a part of the cost for services rendered and is non-refundable. The Clinic does not charge "fee for service" rates, and thus does not charge the customary market rates for services. The Clinic does not access third-party reimbursements such as insurance, Medicare, or Medical Assistance, and will not process insurance forms/payments. The Clinic does not qualify for Medicare reimbursement.
Clinic Access Fees are reviewed yearly and are based on factors such as operational costs of the clinic, client accessibility, and the amount of university and external funding for clinic operations. Current rates are posted on the CSD Web site under Robert. F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.
A Clinic Fee Support program has been established for clients who are not able to pay the Clinic Program Access Fee. Clients may request an application. Clients must turn in the completed Application for Clinic Fee Support by the due date in order to be considered for fee support
Individuals are discharged from direct services based on the following criteria:
In the event of discharge based on limited progress, the client/family will be informed that the current course of services will likely be of minimal benefit at this time. The client/family and the intern (under the clinic instructor) will discuss other community services and support systems which may be available for fostering communication improvement and maintenance. If the client/family wishes to continue services at the RFP clinic and if there is a client opening available, services may be continued upon review of the case by the clinic director. Clients are welcome to re-apply for services if their status changes.