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The College of St. Scholastica

Hands-on learning for a healthier community

The student-run maurices Community Clinic offers physical and occupational therapy services to people with little or no insurance, and to the St. Scholastica Community. The clinic is located at our new Health Science Center at BlueStone and was made possible through a generous gift from maurices. Care is supervised by program faculty.

The clinic offers invaluable interprofessional educational experiences. Students from St. Scholastica’s Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs, UMD’s Pharmacy program and the Lake Superior College Physical Therapy Assistant program collaborate to provide a variety of services to patients.

Physical therapy services

  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Manual therapy
  • Home exercise program instruction
  • Gait and mobility training
  • Balance training
  • Postural education

Occupational therapy services

  • Performance of daily activities
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Assistive technology training
  • Activities to address sensory issues
  • Task simulation to improve function

Anyone with a disability or limitation who wants to participate at their highest possible level in daily activities can benefit from physical therapy or occupational therapy services.

Medication review and pharmaceutical care

Student-pharmacists, supervised by UMD Pharmacy faculty, work with you to evaluate your current medications, provide information about how your medications work and your medical condition and ensure that:

  • All patients’ medication needs are met
  • Each medication is achieving the intended goal
  • Each medication is safe for the patient
  • Each medication is convenient for the patient to use

Due to legal constraints, we are unable to treat patients involved in the following:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Personal injury lawsuits
Doctor showing a patient their medical records.

Can anyone visit the clinic?

The clinic will provide services for children, teens and adults who do not have health insurance or are underinsured. Adults are treated in both fall and spring, and children are treated only during the spring.

Faculty, staff and students at The College of St. Scholastica are also welcome to schedule an appointment with the clinic.

You do not need to be referred to the maurices Community Clinic. While referrals from primary care providers are appreciated, they are not required to receive care.

What can I expect from my first visit?

At your first appointment you will have an evaluation with a student therapist. You’ll cover issues such as your health, concerns, goals and current status.

The student, working with faculty, will then establish a plan to help you achieve your goals. Your follow-up treatment will be provided by either occupational therapy, physical therapy, physical therapy assistant students or a combination.