At the OhioHealth ALS Clinic at Westerville Medical Campus, you or your family member have access to multiple specialists in one location. In fact, during a typical visit, you stay in one room and our team comes to you.
Our specialized, state-of-the-art neuroscience facilities feature the latest in neuroscience technology and ensure that you receive treatment in a compassionate, welcoming environment.Find a location
Being an ALS Association Recognized Treatment Center means people with ALS and their families and caregivers can be assured they are receiving evidence-based ALS care and treatment services — the very best standard of care — at the OhioHealth ALS Clinic.
Our goal is to become an ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence, and in the near future, we will be expanding our offerings to include ALS research. This enhancement and certification will ensure you have access to the full complement of ALS services.
Each visit to the OhioHealth ALS Clinic includes a thorough, multidisciplinary evaluation, during which patients and families can get answers to their questions all in one visit. Our care team includes a(n):
Connecting ALS patients with OhioHealth Home Care for medical equipment and in-home care. OhioHealth outpatient facilities for physical, occupational and speech therapy.
We spend time with our ALS patients during their clinic visits to understand their needs and to proactively monitor and manage their symptoms.
Once you visit the OhioHealth ALS Clinic, our neurologists will share your recommended care plan with your team of physicians to ensure your care is optimized and coordinated.
The ALS clinic staff work collaboratively to coordinate care not only for clinic days but also time in between. For example, we help make arrangements for patients to meet with our clinic therapists outside of clinic. We serve as a bridge, when needed, to other medical experts — pulmonologists and ENT physicians, for example — eliminating long wait periods for referrals. And, we connect families with OhioHealth Home Care for at-home care and assistive medical equipment.
In between clinic visits, our care services coordinator will call you or your caregiver to continuously monitor your symptoms and needs. This helps stabilize and manage your symptoms at early onset, which, in turn, supports your quality of life. Also, by our sharing resources with the ALS Association, you have continuity of personalized care from nurses you see at the Association’s support groups and in our clinic.
OhioHealth Neurological Rehabilitation is making recovery more possible by addressing the unique needs of patients with brain or spine conditions.
Our Behavioral Health Family Support Group allows friends/family members to share challenges, receive support, and gain tips on navigating the mental health system. This free support group, co-sponsored by Mental Health America of Franklin County, meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the Dempsey Family and Education Center at Riverside Methodist Hospital.