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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 NameLanguageDescriptionCostContact Information
Distress Centre of Ottawa and RegionEnglish FrenchDistress Line: provides emotional support and encouragement, crisis management and intervention, suicide risk assessment and prevention, community resource/referral information   Crisis Line: Individuals, families or concerned friends may call the crisis line.  Services for people experiencing situational crisis, psychosis or suicidal behaviour, severe depression or anxiety or suicidal behaviour   Distress Line: 613-238-3311 Text: 343-306-5550 Crisis Line: 613-722-6914 or 1-866-996-0991
Ottawa Mental Health Crisis LineEnglish FrenchScreening, assessment, referrals, support in a crisis, and suicide intervention.  Free   Within Ottawa – 613-722-6914 Outside Ottawa – 1-866-996-0991    
Psychotherapy and Counselling  
Service NameLanguage  DescriptionCostContact Information
Access Mental Health and Addictions A service to connect you with trained mental health professionals to assist with mental health and addictions concerns.  They will connect you to services from a network of partner organizations.  
Anxiety Disorders Association of OntarioEnglishAnxiety management program for adults.  $545 for 14 weeks  
Centre for Psychological Services and ResearchEnglish FrenchIndividual, couples, and family therapy provided by graduate students under supervision by a licensed psychologist.  Sliding scale based on income Tel.: 613-562-5289 (reception) Fax: 613-562-5169  
Clinique de Services Psychologiques de l’UQO Individual and couple psychotherapy services for all ages.   Neuropsychological assessments available.Individual therapy: $65/hr   Family/couples therapy: $75/hr   Neuropsychological assessment: $800   Sliding scale pricing for those who qualify   Tel: 819-773-1679 Fax: 819-595-2338   Email:      
Counselling and Family Services OttawaEnglish FrenchIndividual, couple, or group counselling.  Also provide workshops and presentations.  Sliding scale based on income and number of dependents613-233-8478 /TTY 613-233-1866  
Counselling ConnectEnglish French Arabic Mandarin  One to three free counselling sessions via phone or video.  Support groups also available.  FreeIn Ontario call 211  
Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) Program at The Royal Evidence-based, 12 session, cognitive behavioural therapy to teach practical skills and strategies to manage mental health issues   Referral form:   On you will be able to book yourself into a screening appointment, at which time you will be contacted by a staff member to get you started   The Royal – 1-877-527-8207  
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)English French Arabic Urdu Czech GermanShort-term counselling for the immigrant and refugee population in Ottawa.  Pre- and post-migration mental health concerns.  6 to 8 sessions provided as well as connections to other service providers to help address settlement needs.  Free    
Saint Paul’s UniversityEnglish French  Counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Services offered in person, online, or over the phone.  Individual session: $80   Couples of family session: $80   Sliding scale pricing for those who qualify   Tel: 613-782-3022 Fax: 613-782-3045   Email:  
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre  English French  Counselling and psychotherapy support services for individuals and families seeking help for substance use, behavioural health challenges and mental health concerns   Tel: 613-789-1500  
The Counselling GroupEnglish French    Individual, couple, family, and group counselling and support services.  Sliding scale based on income  
The Walk-In Counselling ClinicEnglish French Arabic Spanish Somali Cantonese Mandarin  First-come, first-serve counselling services offered during clinic hours throughout the week. Services for individuals, couples, and families with no restriction on age and no need for an appointment.  Free to residents within the greater Champlain region  
Peer Support  
Breaking FreeEnglish French24-hour recovery support program accessed on-line.  Self-managed.  Free  
Mood Disorders OttawaEnglishPeer-run volunteer organization supporting individuals living with a mood disorder or who are experiencing mental health challenges.  Free   Tel: 613-526-5406   Email:  
Psychiatric Survivors of OttawaEnglishIn-person and on-line peer support groups for people with mental health and/or addiction challenges.    FreeTel:  613.567.4379   Toll-free: 1-877-550-4379 Fax: 613.567.4495   Email:    
Self-management Support  
Living Healthy ChamplainEnglishSelf-management supports, programs, and resources for people with chronic conditions/  Free   Tel: 1-877-240-3941  
On-line or Telephone Support  
AbilitiCBTEnglish French  On-line, therapist-assisted program  
Anxiety Canada: MindShift CBT App Cognitive behavioural therapy tools to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.  The Community Forum offers peer-to-peer support.  FreeDownload from the AppStore (Apple) or Google Play (Android)  
BounceBack ProgramEnglish French  Online videos and telephone coaching with workbooks for depression, anxiety, stress, or worry.  Free  
Centre for Clinical Interventions  EnglishOnline worksheets for a variety of mental health concerns and challenges  Free  
Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa  English FrenchShort-term counselling servicesFree
eMentalHealth.caEnglish  Online resource directory of mental health services. Info sheets and screening tools available.    Free  
Fem’aideFrenchTelephone helpline for Francophone women dealing with gender-based violence.  Provides support, information and referral to appropriate services.  Free1-877-336-2433  
MySleepwell.caEnglishOn-line resource for sleep difficulties based on cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia principles.  Free  
Talk4Healing for Indigenous WomenEnglish Other24/7 help, support and resources for Indigenous women, by Indigenous womenFree1-855-554-HEAL  
Tel-Aide OutaouaisFrenchTelephone helplineFreeOutaouais: 819-775-3223 Ottawa et les environs: 613-741-6433 Sans frais: 1-800-567-9699  
TogetherallEnglishClinically managed, online community to improve mental health.  Free  
Addictions Support  
Breaking FreeEnglish French24-hour recovery support program accessed on-line.  Self-managed.
Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA): All People, All Pathways  English FrenchPeer group meetings for individuals with addictions.  Families, allies and professionals also welcome.Free  
Connex OntarioEnglish FrenchService information for people experiencing problems with gambling, drugs, alcohol or mental health.  System navigation specialists.  Free1-866-531-2600  
Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services Assistance for individuals and families dealing with substance use, behavioural addictions, and mental health issues.For fee information, please contact by phone or email.  613-724-4881  
SMART RecoveryEnglishSelf-management and recovery training program offering online and in-person support and resources for addition  Free  
Mind BeaconEnglish FrenchHybrid model with therapist and on-line contentSocial Workers, Psychotherapists : $130/hour session Psychologists: $195/hour session  
Men & Health – PsychotherapyEnglishPsychotherapy services (individual and group) tailored towards men.  Individual psychotherapy session: $180   Additional services available:  
The Ottawa Anxiety and Trauma ClinicEnglish French  Mental health services for anxiety and psychological trauma  For fee information, please contact by phone or email.   Tel: 613-737-1194   Email:  
The Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  EnglishIndividual and group therapy. Assessment and treatment services for diagnostic clarification, adult ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and depression  Variable costs based on service provided:   Tel: 613-820-9931    

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Last updated on: November 2nd, 2023