ALS Clinic

Phone: (780) 407-3718     Fax: (780) 407-8969

4C Reception Desk (4C.101Z)

Kaye Edmonton Clinic

11400 University Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 1Z1

The University of Alberta ALS clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic dedicated to the care of patients with ALS and other motor neuron disorders. Diagnostic services, education, treatment, rehabilitation, and research are coordinated through staff at the Kaye Edmonton Clinic and the Misericordia Hospital.

What services does the clinic provide?

The ALS Program provides the following services:

  • Assessment & Investigations: neurological assessment and investigations as required
  • Symptom management: for pain, speech, swallow, nutrition, movement, and respiratory concerns
  • Education: for patients, their families and other healthcare workers regarding ALS, treatment options and advanced healthcare planning
  • Claims support: for tax and insurance paperwork as needed
  • Research: magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) biomarkers, clinical drug trials, advanced electrophysiological techniques (motor unit number estimation, transcranial magnetic simulation), quality of life and end of life care, cognitive impairment evaluation

Where is the clinic located?

The clinic is run out of two separate sites:

  • Kaye Edmonton Clinic: This site is for newly diagnosed patients and those who do not need advanced respiratory support.
  • Misericordia Hospital - Outpatient Clinic Area: This site specializes in advanced respiratory support.

How frequently are patients seen?

There is a routine follow-up every 3 months; however, patients may be seen at more (or less) regular intervals depending on their needs.

What can be expected at a clinic visit?

The clinic is multidisciplinary in nature and you can see any or all of the following, depending on your needs:

  • Neurology
  • Physiatry
  • Respirology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Dietary Services
  • Social Work

Visits can take up to three hours and patients are encouraged to bring family and/or friends as support and any nourishment required for the duration of the visit.

Who else can be involved in care?

  • Home Care Services
  • Home Nutrition Support Program
  • Respiratory Outreach Program
  • I CAN Centre for Assistive Technology
  • Regional Palliative Care Services

Who do I contact regarding medical concerns?

For any medical concerns associated with ALS, please contact the ALS nurse specialist at (780) 407-3719.

For any medical concerns not related to ALS, please contact your family physician.

Who do I contact about equipment loans or support services?

For questions about equipment loans or support services, please contact the ALS Society of Alberta at (780) 487-0754 or toll free at 1-866-447-0754.

For more information

Please direct general clinic enquiries to:
Kelly Olson
Clerk, ALS Clinic
Phone: (780) 407-3718
Fax: (780) 407-8969

Please direct research related questions to:
Dennell Mah, BSc
Research Assistant
Phone: (780) 407-2944