Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic diagnoses, treats, and manages (or co-manages with a primary doctor) individuals living with multiple sclerosis. The clinic is located in the Neuroscience Ambulatory Centre at Hamilton General Hospital.
Care We Provide
- Diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis
- Provide support to individuals with multiple sclerosis
- Provide access to research opportunities
Patients are seen in an outpatient clinic setting. You do not stay overnight in the clinic. Appointments can take up to one and a half hours.
Please bring a current list of your medications each time you visit the clinic.
You are welcome to bring a family member or support person to your appointment if you wish.
Some team members you may see during your visit include:
- Neurologists who have a special focus in Multiple Sclerosis
- Physiatrists (Physical Medicine and Rehab) doctors who are experts in helping those with disabilities
- Doctors in training (Residents and Clinical Fellows)
- Nurses: The nurse will give you information about MS and treatments that you may receive. They will help to assess you during your visit. They will also assist you with navigating health resources.
- Social Worker: The social worker in the MS Clinic can aid with coping, navigating the health system, and finding community supports.
- Clerks/Secretaries: The clerks help manage and run the clinics. You will speak to a clerk when you call the clinic. They may ask for more information, or may call you with an appointment or instructions about tests.
Eligibility & Referrals
The MS clinic primarily serves patients from the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant LHIN and the Waterloo Wellington LHIN. Patients in other areas where there is limited or no service will be seen, as well. A physician referral is required to be seen in the MS clinic.