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Support for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

By your side with the resources you need

We help patients manage their MS between their appointments by offering classes, support groups, lectures and events that bring our MS community together. 


Class Offerings 2023

We have adjusted our multiple sclerosis support group schedule due to COVID-19. You can now join us virtually via WebEx for our education lectures and support groups. If you have questions, please contact Traci Paxton, LISW-S by phone (614) 788-6119 or E-mail:

**Offerings have limited in-person attendance.

*Registration is required by contacting the Dempsey Family Education & Resource Center:  Email: | Phone: (614) 788-6115
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Virtual Support Squad

Open to all! Grab your lunch, get comfy and join us! Relaxed platform to share information and ask questions.


Every Third Monday of the Month 12 to 12:45 PM

  • Jan 16
  • Feb 20
  • Mar 20
  • Apr 17
  • May 15
  • Jun 19
  • Jul 17
  • Aug 21
  • Sept 18
  • Oct 16
  • Nov 20
  • Dec 18

Positive Peer Connections

This in-person quarterly gathering is for all people impacted by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Be around those who have a positive outlook and want to learn and share tips and resources. The group is led by the MS Clinic social worker. Other MS Clinic and OhioHealth practitioners will participate to share their expertise.

**You must register due to limited seating (COVID-19 precautions). We follow CDC guidelines for masking. Masks may be required for in-person meetings.

Quarterly – Monday from 5 to 6 PM

  • Mar 6
  • Jun 5
  • Sept 11
  • Dec 4

Care Partner Support Group*

Offered by the Dempsey Center, this is a great way to connect with others in a care partner/caregiver role. Receive education and support, as well as learn about community resources.

Third Thursday of Every Month from 2 to 3 PM

Hot Topics in Multiple Sclerosis

You can join the OhioHealth Multiple Sclerosis team for interactive, virtual events covering an introduction to our team, hot topics in MS, and an opportunity to ask your questions live! These events are scheduled at least twice a year. Call for dates and times. You won’t want to miss out!

View the sessions from this year's MS Symposium

Contacting your OhioHealth MS team

We understand you need quick and easy access to your OhioHealth MS team. We are committed to streamlining your requests and responding in a timely manner. One way you can connect with our team is through OhioHealth MyChart.

You can connect with us using MyChart for the following:

  • Contact your providers for answers to non-urgent questions and follow-up instructions.

  • Request and manage your appointments online.

  • Request prescription refills.

  • View your medical information including medications, medical history or access to forms needed for your visit.

  • Family member access to help keep track of your entire family’s health information and appointments. 

OhioHealth’s MS social worker Traci Paxton, MSW, LISW-S, provides patients with trusted resources to learn more about MS, manage symptoms and connect with our MS patients.

Try these multiple sclerosis apps  

  • MSAA My MS Manager: Provided by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of American (MSAA), this tool is designed to help you manage your MS.

  • MS Attack: Learn about MS symptoms and how these symptoms may present during an MS attack.

  • MyMSTeam: A social network dedicated to those living with MS.