At the UConn Health MS Center, our patients benefit from the personal attention and years of experience you receive from our team. Our only agenda is to help our patients live their fullest, healthiest lives.
If you require intravenous therapies or are participating in clinical trials with intravenous therapy, we have an Infusion Center located at the MS Center. Our infusion nurses provide supportive care as you receive treatment in a private, comfortable atmosphere.
Advanced Imaging Tools
To aid in diagnosing your condition, UConn Health has advanced imaging tools including a 3-tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine for superior images of patients’ brains and spinal cords.
At the Wheelchair and Spasticity Clinic located at the MS Center, we administer and monitor treatments for severe and debilitating stiffness (spasticity) in the limbs, a common symptom of MS.
Flexible Scheduling & Care
We are happy to work with your referring physician on a plan for ongoing care if routine visits to UConn Health are not practical. Our patients who travel a significant distance sometimes choose to come to the center for periodic checkups and adjustments of their treatment plan. We do whatever is best for you.
Newly Diagnosed MS Patients
Many patients and families confront the challenges of a new diagnosis. We consider the initial visit to be one of the most important, and we dedicate time and resources to perform a thorough exam, explain the disease process, review risk factors, and create a personalized plan of care.
To prepare for your first visit, please arrive 25 minutes early to allow for the initial intake process, as it is an important part of the evaluation. You will be seen by a fellowship-trained specialist in MS and neuroimmunology. It is critical that you bring the latest images and records.
MS and Aging
MS is a disease that can be diagnosed in young individuals. The life expectancy of MS has been extended due to prompt diagnosis and treatment. More and more MS patients are living longer. Some may need more specialized care due to a disability or progression of MS or other associated diseases such as dementia. We collaborate with the UConn Center on Aging to provide comprehensive care for these patients.