The ALS Association

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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:


VA Puget Sound Health Care System

American Lake VA Medical Center
9600 Veterans Drive SW
A-117-RCS
Tacoma, WA 98493
Medical Director - Ileana Howard, M.D.
Phone: 253-583-1646

ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence at Virginia Mason

Lindeman Pavilion Level 7
1100 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Medical Director - Xuan Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Phone: 206-341-1900
Fax: 206-625-7240

ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence at Swedish

Cherry Hill in James Tower, Suite 400
500 17th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
Medical Director - Michael Elliott, M.D.
Phone: 206-320-3494

ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence at VA Puget Sound Health Care System

1660 S Columbian Way
S-RCS-117
Seattle, WA 98108
Medical Director - Ileana Howard, M.D. and Maxwell Ma, M.D.
Phone: 206-716-5756

UW Neurology Clinic

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Medical Director - Michael Weiss, M.D.
Phone: 206-598-7688

CHI Franciscan ALS Clinic

1617 South J St, First Floor
Tacoma, WA 98405
Medical Director - April McVey, M.D.
Phone: 253-426-4400, option 2

Kaiser Permanente Neuro Clinic Capitol Hill

125 16th Ave E CSB-3
Seattle, WA 98112
Contact - Luci Wilcox, R.N.
Medical Director - Edward Tay, M.D.
Phone: 253-596-3410

Kaiser Permanente ALS Clinic - Tacoma

Kaiser Permanente Tacoma Medical Center
209 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405-4265
Contact - Luci Wilcox, R.N.
Medical Director - Edward Tay, M.D.
Phone: 253- 596-3410

Kadlec ALS Clinic

Kadlec Healthplex
1268 Lee Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352
Medical Director - Michael Elliott, M.D.
Phone: 509-942-5560

Rockwood ALS Clinic

910 W 5th Ave., 10th floor
Spokane,WA 99204
Contact - Caitlin Shino, ARNP
Medical Director - TBD
Phone: 509-838-2531
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