URMC Neurology Patient Care

Clinical Services - Neuroimmunology
Multiple Sclerosis Center

The Rochester Multiple Sclerosis Center, located at Strong Memorial Hospital, provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for multiple sclerosis (MS) and related demyelinating disorders and inflammatory disorders of the brain and spinal cord.

To diagnose MS, a neurologist conducts a complete medical history and neurological examination to rule out other neurological conditions. The neurologist may work with a radiologist to use medical imaging such as computed tomography (CT) scanning or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to view the lesions caused by MS. Laboratory tests that examine the patient's spinal fluid may help diagnose MS.
Right now, there is no known cure for MS. To prevent relapses, MS can be treated with medication. In addition, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy may be helpful for some patients.

A team of four neurologists and three nurses with expertise in MS provide patient care. People with MS may be eligible to participate in selected clinical trials because of the center’s extensive clinical research activities.

Where We Are Located

Rochester Multiple Sclerosis Center
Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Directions to Strong Memorial Hospital

Additional Resources

Make a Donation

The Rochester Multiple Sclerosis Center relies on outside funding to operate. If you would like to help by making a contribution please see our Ways to Make a Gift page

Contact Us

To contact the MS Center directly call 585-275-7854.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our neurologists, please call 585-275-1200. If you must cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance.

The Department of Neurology participates with Blue Choice, MVP Healthcare, Medicare, Medicaid, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rochester health plans.

Co-payments are collected at time of service. We accept cash or check only for all applicable co-payments and personal balances due at the time of service.

New Multiple Sclerosis Drug has URMC Ties

New Multiple Sclerosis Drug has URMC Ties