The ALS Association Certified Centers and Clinics
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.
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.
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.
Find a Certified Center or Clinic in your area:
ALS Center of Excellence at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC)
Mailing address: 701 Park Ave, P5.200, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Clinic address: 701 Park Ave, P5.200, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Medical Director - Samuel Maiser, M.D.
Ozarks Medical ALS Treatment Center
1100 Kentucky Avenue
West Plains, MO 65775
Medical Director - Dr. Vikas Kumar
Saint Francis Medical Center
211 St. Francis Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Medical Director - Dr. Robert Gardner, Jr.
St. Louis University Health Science Center
Department of Neurology
1438 S Grand Blvd.
St Louis, MO 63104
Medical Director - Ghazala Hayat, M.D.
University of Missouri Healthcare ALS Treatment Center
1020 Hitt Street
Columbia, MO 65212
Medical Director - Raghav Govindarajan, M.D.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center
Neurological Sciences Clinic
4242 Farnam Street, Suite 650
Omaha, NE 68198
Contact - Elspeth McKeon, RN, BSN, Clinic Coordinator
Medical Director - J. Americo Fernandes, MD
University of Nevada, School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine – ALS Clinic
1707 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Medical Director - David Ginsburg, M.D.
Las Vegas Clinic – ALS Clinic
351 N. Buffalo Dr, Suite B
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Medical Director - Jonathan McKinnon, M.D.
The ALS Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
18 Old Etna Road
Lebanon, NH 03766
Medical Director - Jeffrey A. Cohen, MD
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Clinical Academic Bldg., Suite 6100
125 Paterson St., New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Medical Director - Jerry Belsh, M.D.
University of New Mexico
School of Medicine - Department of Neurology
2211 Lomas, NE, MSC 10 5620
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Medical Director - Sarah Youssof, MD
Stony Brook University Hospital ALS Center
Stony Brook University Hospital
179 Belle Meade Road, Suite 3
East Setauket, NY 11733
Medical Director - Rahman Pourmand, MD
ALS Association Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021
Medical Director - Dale Lange, MD
ALS Association Program at Columbia University Medical Center
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Medical Director - Dr. Neil Shneider
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Beth Israel Medical Center - Mirken Department of Neurology
10 Union Square East
New York, NY 10003
Medical Director - Stephen Scelsa, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Department of Neurology
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Contact - Jennifer Eaton
Medical Director - Dr. Eufrosina I. Young
Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center
Department of Neurology - 3rd Floor, Meads
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Medical Director - Dr. James B. Caress and Dr. Michael Cartright
Phone 1: 336-716-2323
Phone 2: 336-716-2309
Carolinas Neuromuscular/ALS Center
Department of Neurology, Carolina Medical Center
University of North Carolina School of Medicine – Charlotte Campus
1010 Edgehill Rd. North
Charlotte, NC 28207-1885
Medical Director - Benjamin Rix Brooks, MD
Duke University ALS Center
932 Morreene Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Medical Director - Richard S. Bedlack, MD, PhD
Jim "Catfish" Hunter ALS Clinic
Vidant Medical Center
Outpatient Rehab Building
2310 Stantonsburg Road
Greenville, NC 27835
Medical Director - Robert Frere, MD
Phone 1: 800-775-4840
Phone 2: 252-752-4848