ALS CENTERS AND CLINICS

CERTIFIED TREATMENT CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE:
The ALS Association highly recommends that individuals with ALS attend an ALS Specialty Center or Clinic. The ALS Association recognizes these regional institutions for their in-depth diagnostic services and the health care professionals assigned to the team. Visits are typically scheduled quarterly at which time the person with ALS is seen by specialty physicians and nurses, therapists, dieticians, and social workers. These health care professionals can provide updated medical assessment and intervention, suggestions for maintaining health, adapting to changes in speech, muscle strength and daily living skill, information about local community resources, and considerations for future planning.

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Respiratory therapy                                                         
  • Nursing
  • Registered dietician services
  • Ph.D. psychology or psychiatry
  • Speech and language pathology
  • MSW social work services

ALS CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AT HENNEPIN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (HCMC) 
701 Park Avenue – P5.141, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone 612-873-5464, Fax 612-904-4270
Medical Director: Dr. Samuel Maiser
Clinic Nurse: Sue Meeks, RN
Website: http://www.hcmc.org/clinics/als/HCMC_D_045575

MAYO CLINIC
200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, 
507-538-1037 
Medical Director: Dr. Nathan Staff
Clinic Coordinator: Karla Folkerts, RN
Website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/lou-gehrigs-disease/?mc_id=comlinkpilot&placement=bottom

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ALS CENTER (UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA HEALTH)
M Health Neurology
909 Fulton Street SE, 3rd Floor, MC 2121CJ, Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-6688
Medical Director: Dr. David Walk
Clinic Coordinator: Leslie Phidd, RN
http://www.umphysicians.org/specialties/neurology/index.htm

RECOGNIZED TREATMENT CENTERS:
Local chapters have reached out to some of the best ALS physicians and clinics in their community to work closely with the clinic staff in meeting the needs of people with ALS and their families. These clinics provide excellent clinical care and many are modeled after the criteria of The ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence program.  

AVERA MEDICAL GROUP - NEUROLOGY
800 E 21st St., Sioux Falls, SD, 57105-1096, 
605-332-1610 
Medical Director: Dr. Karen Garnaas 
Clinic Coordinator: Pam Michels, RN
Website:  http://www.avera.org/

ESSENTIA HEALTH DULUTH ALS CLINIC
400 East Third St., Duluth MN 55805, 
218-786-1747
Medical Director: Dr. Amber Erickson 
Clinic Coordinator: Stephanie Kehoe, RN

CLINICS:
Local chapters have reached out to some of the best ALS physicians and clinics in their community to work closely with the clinic staff in meeting the needs of people with ALS and their families. These clinics provide excellent clinical care and many are modeled after the criteria of the ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence program.

HEALTHPARTNERS NEUROSCIENCE CENTER
295 Phalen Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55130
952-883-6000
Medical Director: Dr. Guarav Guliani
Clinic Coordinator: Lisa Mago
Website: https://www.healthpartners.com/hp/doctors-clinics/specialties/neurosciences/neuroscience-center/index.html

SANFORD HEALTH NEUROSCIENCE

Sanford Coordinated Treatment Center
736 Broadway, Fargo, ND 58122, 
701-234-6600
Medical Director: Dr. Kara Eickman 
Clinic Coordinator: Carla Houle, CNA
Website:  http://www.sanfordhealth.com/specialties/neuroscience/index.aspx

SPINAL CORD INJURY CENTER 
VA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
One Veteran's Drive 
Minneapolis, MN 55417 
(612) 629-7005 
Medical Director: Dr. Ezgi Tiryaki
Clinic Nurse: Erin Stern, BAN, RN, CRRN
Website: http://www.minneapolis.va.gov/services/scidc/als.asp

SIOUX FALLS VA HEALTH SYSTEM
2501 W 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57117
605-336-3230 dial 9 ext. 5820 (Nurse Line)
605-336-3230 dial 9 ext. 5808 (Scheduler Line)
Chief of Neurology: Dr. Xuesheng Feng
ALS CLinic Coordinator: Cami Van Wyhe RN, BSN, MSCN, CHPN