About Us

Our History

After several years of planning and attempts to open a free clinic in Duluth several University of Minnesota Medical School and Pharmacy School Duluth students opened the HOPE Clinic in October of 2008.

Our Providers

HOPE Clinic is a free, student-run clinic that was founded and is operated by students from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus and the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Duluth Campus. In this way, patients without health care have the opportunity to make the HOPE Clinic a first step towards integrating themselves into the local health care system.

HOPE Clinic is staffed by medical and pharmacy student volunteers that are under the supervision of licensed physicians and pharmacists. The HOPE Clinic Executive Board is composed of seven student members and two faculty advisors that meet weekly to keep the clinic running smoothly. Each week, one of the seven student board members also acts as the clinic coordinator during the clinic hours every Tuesday.

Through the clinic, volunteers become aware of the needs of the uninsured, have the opportunity to develop inter-professional relationships across disciplines of medicine, practice interviewing and physical exam skills, and help patients with medication reviews and medication education under the direction of physician and pharmacist mentors to promote health and improve the quality of life for patients.

Current Board Members
  • Clinic Director: Emily Lund
  • Director of Clinic Operations: Matthew Eidenschink
  • Financial Manager: Jared Vearrier
  • Clinic Registrar: Brandon Westmoreland
  • Community Liaison: Tiffany Thurmes
  • Research and Education Officer: Leif Olson
  • Public Relations: Carolyn O’Donnell
Faculty Directors
  • Dr. Christensen
  • Dr. Westra
  • Dr. Stratton

About Us

Hours: 3:00 to 5:00 PM Tuesdays

Location: CHUM Center
N. 1st Ave. W
Duluth, MN 55802
Walk in's encouraged. We do not take appointments.

Phone: 218-740-2478
Note: Clinic phone is only active when the clinic is open.

You can contact us anytime via email at: hope@d.umn.edu

Wish List/Ongoing Donations

HOPE clinic is lucky to recieve many donations throughout the year but the following items are always helpful:
  • Toothpaste
  • Chapstick
  • Toothbrushes
  • Tampons and feminine hygiene products
  • Deodorant
  • Bath Soap
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • NSAIDs and Tylenol
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Cough Drops
  • Dental Floss
  • Socks
  • Hand Sanitizer


Working at HOPE helps me to understand how important it is to just simply listen to your patient.

U of MN Duluth Medical Student

HOPE Clinic made everything we're doing in the classroom much more real and applicable for me.

U of MN Duluth Pharmacy Student

The HOPE clinic made lunch for everybody at the shelter. It was good! I felt special. I hope they do it again.

CHUM resident

Our Partners

Maurices U of MN Duluth Pharmacy U of MN Duluth Medical School Chum Duluth Family Medicine Clinic Lake Superior Community Health Center