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The ALS Association Certified Centers and Clinics

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The ALS Association collaborates with some of the best ALS physicians and clinics across the United States to help ensure that people living with ALS have access to specialized care, based on best practices. The ALS Association’s Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence and Recognized Treatment Centers provide compassionate care in a supportive, family-oriented atmosphere.

This multidisciplinary care model brings together a team of health care professionals specially trained to address the needs of people living with ALS, allowing them to receive care from each discipline during a single visit. The care team typically includes a neurologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, nurse, dietitian, speech language pathologist, social worker, mental health professional and an ALS Association Chapter liaison.

Certified Treatment Center

The ALS Association Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence

Since 1998, The ALS Association’s national network of Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence has provided evidence-based, multidisciplinary ALS care and services in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on hope and quality of life. Each ALS clinic must meet The ALS Association’s clinical care and treatment standards, which are based on the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Practice Parameters, participate in ALS-related research and successfully complete a comprehensive site review to be certified as a center of excellence. Achieving certification through successful completion of the program’s robust clinical and administrative reviews confirms to people living with ALS and their family members the validity and comprehensiveness of the Certified Treatment Center of Excellence’s standards of quality and implementation of best practices. Learn more about Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence.


Recognized Treatment Center

The ALS Association Recognized Treatment Centers

The ALS Association Recognized Treatment Centers have the same high quality approach to multidisciplinary care as The ALS Association Certified Treatment Centers; however, they may not offer onsite research or opportunities to participate in clinical trials. Learn more about Recognized Treatment Centers.


Other Affiliated Clinics

The ALS Association Chapters have relationships with various clinics and practitioners across the country.  Learn more about these affiliates.


Find a Certified Center or Clinic in your area:


Sentara ALS Clinic

1950 Glenn Mitchell Drive, Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Medical Director - Andrew Galbreath, MD
Phone: 757-507-0600

Richard R. Dart ALS Clinic

University of Virginia Health System
University Hospital
1221 Lee St., Fourth Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Medical Director - Dr. Ted M. Burns
Phone 1: 800-251-3627 x.35932
Phone 2: 434-589-7259

The Riverside ALS Clinic

Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
245 Chesapeake Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
Medical Director - H.B. Marsteller, M.D.
Phone: 757-534-5100
Fax: 757-534-5395

Virginia Commonwealth University ALS Clinic

Contact - For information or to make an appointment contact Brenda Patterson at 804-828-0371
Medical Director - Dr. Scott A. Vota, D.O.
Phone: 804-828-0371
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