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The Ottawa Hospital Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Clinic provides outpatient consultation and care to MS patients and patients with related disorders such as neuromyelitis. Patients are seen as new referrals and for follow-up care. New referrals are prioritized based on their medical needs and urgency. Patients and referring physicians need to ensure that we have all documentation (e.g. past evaluations, MRI, spinal fluid results) prior to their first visit.

The clinic is staffed by neurologists, advanced practice nurse, registered nurses, registered practical nurses and clerical personnel. Our physicians are all specialty trained in dealing with MS and other central nervous system demyelinating conditions. The nursing staff provides teaching and monitoring for MS treatments, assists with procedures and provides emotional support to patients and families. Patients are also provided with referrals and contacts for multidisciplinary care.

Making an Appointment

Physician Referral Needed
External referrals to be faxed to 613-739-6631 

Contact Us

Clinical Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m


Location: General Campus: 4th Floor, room 4100


General inquiries: 613-737-8532 ext. 0
Symptom Management Line: 613 737-8532 ext. 2

Links to Resources

MS Society of Canada

MS Clinic Mental Health/Cognitive/Psychosocial Resource List

Telephone Distress Line

Service Name  language  Description  Cost  Contact Information 
Ottawa Mental
Health Crisis Line
English,
French
  • Screening, assessment,
    referrals, support in a crisis,
    and suicide intervention
Free

Crisis Line

Within Ottawa – 613-722-6914
Outside Ottawa – 1-866-996-0991

Psychotherapy and Counselling

Service Name Language Description Cost Contact Information
Anxiety Disorders
Association of
Ontario
English
  • Anxiety management program for adults
Anxiety Management Program
Canadian Centre for
Men and Families
Ottawa
English
  • Counselling and Peer Support
Free CCMF Ottawa – Canadian Centre for Men and Families Ottawa
Catholic Family
Services
English,
French
  • Counselling and specialized services
Sliding income
based on income
and the number of
dependents
CFSO – Programs & Services
Family Services
Ottawa
English
  • Wide range of services for individuals, couples, families
Sliding scale based
on income (free for
some)
Family Services Ottawa
Jewish Family
Services – The
Counselling Group
English,
French,
Spanish,
Hebrew,
Arabic,
Armenian
  • Counselling for Adults,
    Children, and Families
  • Anger management
    counselling
Sliding scale based
on income and
family size ($5 to
$130)
Counselling Group
Ottawa Community
Immigrant Services
Organization (OCISO)
English
  • Peer Support
  • Individual, couple, family,
    and group counselling
  • For immigrants, refugees,
    and newcomers only
Free OCISO – Clinical Counselling
Sandy Hill
Community Health
Centre
English
  • Counselling for addictions,
    mental health, concurrent
    disorders
Free Addiction and Mental health Services
Serenity Renewal for
Families
English
  • Counselling for individuals,
    children, youth, couples, and
    families
  • Alcoholism, addiction, anger
    management
Sliding Scale Addiction Support Ottawa – Serenity Renewal for families
St. Paul’s University English
  • Individual, couple, family
    therapy
  • Provided by counselling
    interns supervised by
    licensed psychotherapists,
    counsellors, or psychologists
Sliding scale based
on income
Counselling and Psychotherapy centre
The Royal Ottawa
Mental Health
Centre
English
  • Community-based CBT for
    Adults with Mental Illness
  • Ontario’s Increasing Access
    to Structured Psychotherapy
    Program (IASP)
  • Requires a referral
Free Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) program
The Royal Ottawa
Mental Health
Centre
English
  • Family and Caregiver
    Support Groups
  • Support for people caring for
    those with illness
Free Mental Health – Care and Research
The Walk-in
Counselling Clinic
English
  • Single-session counseling
Free The Walk-in counselling Clinic
University of Ottawa
– Centre for
Psychological
Services and
Research
English
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Children, adolescents,
    adults, couples, families
  • Provided by graduate
    students under supervision
    of a licensed psychologist
Sliding scale based
on income
School of Psychology
Université du
Quebec en
Outaouais – Clinique
de Services
Psychologiques de
l’UQO
French
(English
may be
available
on a caseby-
case
basis)
  • Adult and Child services
  • Psychotherapy
  • Neuropsychological
    assessment
  • Provided by interns
    supervised by licensed
    psychologists
$25 – $50/hour for
psychotherapy;
$800 for
neuropsychological
assessment
Clinique de Services

 

 

 

Peer Support

Service name language Description Cost Contact Information
Mood Disorders
Ottawa
English
  • Peer-support for those with
    mood disorders (depression,
    anxiety, etc.)
Free Mood Disorders Ottawa

Self-management Support

Service name language Description Cost Contact information
Living Healthy
Champlain
English
  • Support for people with
    chronic health conditions
Free Living Healthy Champlain

On-line/Telephone

Service name language Description Cost Contact Information
BlueBoard –
Employee & Family
Assistance Program
English
  • Online, guided self-help and
    peer support for depression
    and anxiety
Free BlueBoard
Bounce Back Ontario English
  • On-line videos and telephone
    coaching with workbooks
Free Bounce Back Ontario – Canadian mental Health Organization
Centre for Clinical
Interventions
English
  • On-line self-help resources for a variety of conditions
Free CCI Self help resources for mental health problems
Coalition of
Community Health
and Resource Centres
of Ottawa

English, French

  • Short term counselling
    services
Free Community Health resources centre in Ottawa
ConnexOntario English
  • Service information for
    people experiencing addiction
    and/or mental health
Free

Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services 

1-866-531-2600

eMentalHealth.ca English
  • On-line resource information
    regarding available services
Free Mental health Resources, Help and Services in the community 
Healthy Minds English
  • App for students to cope with
    stress and emotions
Free Healthy Minds App
Jewish Family
Services
English
  • On-line therapy provided by
    social workers and
    psychotherapists
Free Teletherapy – The Counselling Group
Ottawa Mental
Health Crisis Line
English, French
  • Screening, assessment,
    referrals, support in a crisis,
    and suicide intervention
Free

Crisis Line

Within Ottawa – 613-722-6914
Outside Ottawa – 1-866-996-0991

The Big White Wall English
  • On-line peer support
Free Togetherall – A safe community to support mental health
The Depression
Support Group
English
  • Online peer support for
    depression
Free Depression – Support Groups 

Fee-for-Service

Service name language Description Cost Contact Information
Men and Healing –Psychotherapy for
Men
English
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Counselling services for men
Fee-for-Service Men and Healing
The Ottawa Anxiety
and Trauma Clinic
English,
French
  • Mental health services for
    anxiety and psychological
    trauma
Fee-for-Service The Ottawa Anxiety and trauma Clinic
The Ottawa Institute
of Cognitive
Behavioural Therapy
English
  • Assessment and therapy
    services for a wide range of
    mental health problems
  • Individual, group therapy
Fee-for-Service The Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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Last updated on: June 9th, 2021