The Movement Disorders Clinic, a National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence, has introduced rapid access procedures that greatly reduce patient wait times and improve patient-clinic communications. Central to these procedures are two pivot nurses specially trained to handle issues facing Parkinson’s patients. The nurses serve as the initial points of entry for new patients, and remain as the point of contact throughout the patients’ treatment at the clinic. If their symptoms change, patients are free to call one of the nurses at any time.
By establishing a point of patient contact early and maintaining a single point of contact who can direct patients, The Neuro is making patient care more personal and sustained. The rapid-access program at the Clinic, which operates at two MUHC sites, The Neuro and the Montreal General Hospital, was made possible by generous, ongoing funding by major Montreal benefactors, Michal and Renata Hornstein.
One of the clinic’s special programs addresses the needs of younger people newly diagnosed with the disease. Professionals with many different skills are required to help manage this complex disease. The clinic has a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, nurse specialists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and social workers.
- Consultation and follow up with a neurologist
- Consultation with a physical therapist, occupational therapist, or speech therapist (available only at MNH. The patients seen at MGH requiring these services are referred to MNH)
Patients can also participate in clinical trials. Click here to learn more.
How to request a consultation:
Montreal Neurological Hospital
In order to get an appointment with a neurologist of the clinic, the patient need a doctor’s referral. If the referral comes from a specialist, the patient can directly send it to the clinic by fax at (514) 398-2304. Once the application is received, the service manager will triage and the clinic will contact the patient to provide an appointment.
If the referral comes from a family doctor (general practitioner), the referring physician must send a consultation request to the CRDS (Centre de répartition des demandes de services) using a form provided by the CRDS. The CRDS will then seek out an appointment on the patient’s behalf and contact them with the appointment date. It is important for the referring doctor to write on the form that the patient wants an appointment at a specific hospital, which would be the Movement Disorders Clinic of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital.
Your physician may find the consultation forms here: https://www.santemontreal.qc.ca/professionnels/medecins/crds-centre-de-repartition-des-demandes-de-services-montrealais/
Once completed, these forms can be faxed to (514) 732-5121
Here is a link to a general FAQ that explains how the CRDS works: https://santemontreal.qc.ca/fileadmin/fichiers/professionnels/medecins/crds/CRDS_FAQ_20102016_EN.pdf
- Telephone: 514- 398-4691
- Fax: 514- 398-2304
- Address: 3801 University, Room 163B, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B8
Montreal General Hospital
- The application must be made by a physician
- Fax, send or bring the application to the clinical
- Once the application is received, the service manager will triage and the clinic will contact the patient to provide an appointment
- Contact for appointment
- Telephone: 514- 934-1934 ext 48026
- Fax: 514- 934-8265
- Address: 1650 Cedar Avenue, Suite 312 L7, Montreal, QC, H3G 1A4