There are specialized MS clinics across the country; collectively they make up the Canadian Network of MS Clinics. Clinic resources vary but most offer a wide range of services, delivered by a multi-disciplinary health care team. These services may include:
- Expert diagnostic and treatment services for people with MS
- Clinical research, especially in the area of MS treatment options
- Educational and support programs for people with MS and their families and caregivers
To learn more about the MS clinic in your area and the services it provides, contact the clinic directly. Read our MS clinic frequently asked questions here. Please click on your region below to find a clinic near you.
Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
AC137A, SSB, 1403 – 29 ST NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9
Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
Red Deer Regional Hospital
3942 50A Ave
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6R2
4D.101z Edmonton Clinic
11400 University Ave
Edmonton AB, T6G 1Z1
Fraser Health Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
3935 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 2X6
2211 Westbrook Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 2B5
Satellite Clinic of UBC
Kelowna General Hospital
2268 Pandosy Street
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 1T2
Vancouver Island MS Clinic
Royal Jubilee Hospital
1952 Bay Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1J8
Satellite Clinic of UBC
MS Clinic Prince George
2000 15th Ave
Prince George, British Columbia V2M 1S0
Health Sciences Centre
GE173-820 Sherbrook St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9
Saint John Regional Hospital (5DN)
400 University Avenue, PO Box 2100
Saint John, NB E2L 4L2
The Moncton Hospital, Clinic A-Ambulatory Care
135 MacBeath Avenue
Moncton, NB E1C 6Z8
Dalhousie MS Research Unit
Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre
1341 Summer Street
Neurology Clinic Coordinator
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
1482 George Street
Sydney, NS B1P 1P3
Hamilton MS Clinic
Hamilton Health Sciences
McMaster University Medical Centre Room 4U3, 1200 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
905-521-2100 ext. 76074
Thunder Bay MS Clinic
St. Joseph’s Care Group
35 N. Algoma St.
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5G7
Clinic Contact: 807-343-2431 ext. 2560
Kingston MS Clinic
Kingston General Hospital
76 Stuart St., Connell 7
Kingston, ON K7L 2V7
St. Michael's Hospital
3003- 30 Bond St. Shuter Wing
Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
London MS Clinic
London Health Sciences Centre
339 Windermere Rd.
London, ON N6A 5A5
Pediatric MS Clinic
The Hospital for Sick Children, Dept. of Neurology
555 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
(patients must be under 18 years of age)
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave. Suite A4 11
Toronto, ON., M4N 3M5
Pediatric MS Clinic
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
Ph: 613-737-7600 x 2159
Centre de Rèadaptation en Déficience Physique
9300 Boul du Centre Hospitalier
Charny (Québec) G6X 1L6
Ph : 418-380-2078, ext 2252
Fx : 418-380-2095
Hospital Notre-Dame – CHUM
1560 Sherbrooke St East
Pavillon Deschamps Suite H-3135
Montréal (Québec) H2L 4M1
Estrie MS Clinic
Service de neurologie
CHUS - Site Fleurimont
3001, 12e Avenue Nord
Fleurimont (Québec) J1H 5N4
Ph: 819-346-1110 ext. 14078
147 boul. D’Europe suite 200
Neuro Rive-Sud MS Clinic
4896 Boul. Taschereau
Greenfield Park (Québec) J4V 2J2
Clinique de maladies neuromusculaires et de sclérose en plaques IRDPQ
525 Blvd. Wilfred-Hamel est
Quebec (Québec) G1M 2S8
Ph: 418-529-9141 ext. 6250
Montreal Neurological Institute
267 – 3801 University Street
Montreal (Québec) H3A 2B4
Clinique de SP, Mauricie-Bois-Francs/Cœur du Québec
Centre hospitalier régional de Trois-Rivières
1991, boul. du Carmel
Trois-Rivières (Québec) G8Z 3R9
Ph: 819-697-3333 ext. 68022
Saskatoon City Hospital
Room 7717 – 7th Floor
701 Queen St
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0M7
MS Clinics: FAQs
What is an MS clinic and what is the range of services one can access there?
The MS Clinics are medical clinics specialized in the diagnosis and management of multiple sclerosis. These clinics are staffed by doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who have specialized training and/ or skills needed for optimal MS care. To be recognized by the MS Society, the MS Clinics need to show evidence of a multidisciplinary approach. They have access to a number of health services such as psychiatry, occupational and physical therapy, and social work to name a few. Sometimes these services offer treatment, or sometimes they offer assessment and recommendations for follow-up with a local health care professional.
What is the value in seeking out services at an MS clinic?
The MS Clinics can offer assessment and recommendations for management that reflect best practice principles along a spectrum of multidisciplinary specialties. In addition, for people interested in participating in research, the Canadian MS Clinics are the place where the majority of clinical research done in Canada is carried out.
How often should a person visit an MS clinic?
This varies. Generally visits are scheduled every year to 18 months, resources permitting. Sometimes more frequent visits are planned as, for example in the case of assessing medication or other medical intervention, management of an attack (also called a flare-up or exacerbation).
In many cases however, the MS Clinic can offer advice to the family doctor or community neurologist on managing these issues once they have done a baseline assessment.
How does a person get a referral to a clinic? What types of medical professionals can make referrals to an MS clinic?
Most commonly, referral to an MS clinic may be done by either a family physician or a community neurologist. A referral must be made by a physician. In the referral process, arrangements are made to send your medical information to the MS Clinic.
What can I expect when I visit and MS Clinic?
This depends on what the visit is for. If it is a first visit, it will be focussed on diagnosing, or confirming an existing diagnosis. Usually patients to the clinic will see a nurse who will screen for any special needs that may be present, and who will also try to determine any educational or information needs that may be addressed. When seeing the physician, a thorough history and neurological exam will be conducted, as well as a review of the history as documented by the referring physician. In some cases, more tests may be needed to confirm diagnosis or to evaluate a finding. In some cases the patient will be asked to sign a release so that the Clinic may obtain missing information.
Most of the Canadian MS Clinics are located in hospitals, many of which are teaching institutions. Medical students and/or residents may also be involved with patient visits.
At follow up visits, special attention is given to any changes since the last visit and assessment includes consideration of any interventions that may be helpful.
What happens next once the visit is over? Who gets the results of the visit sent to them?
Once the visit is over, a summary of the visit is sent back to the referring physician. This summary will include any recommendations for changes or additions, or may even request that referring doctor arrange for follow up testing of one sort or another in the event that more information is needed to complete the assessment. Clinic staff continue to be available to support you with additional information and/or support you may require.
Do I have the right to request copies of all my test results? What should I do with this information?
The short answer is yes, but depending on the institution, you may be asked to sign a release form. Test results are typically returned to the referring physician, and may also be copied to the family physician and /or community neurologist.