Clinics and Health Care

New patients must have a referral from a family physician or a general practitioner to make an appointment.  Patients must have a scheduled appointment to be seen at the Montreal Neurological Hospital.


Services Offered:

  • Consultation and monitoring for complex cases or those requiring more specialized care (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, tremors, back problems, headaches, cognitive behavior, epilepsy, etc.)

How to request a consultation

Whether you are a Quebec resident, or a person residing outside of Quebec (rest of Canada), there is a new procedure that must be followed in order to get an appointment when you have a referral from a family doctor (general practitioner). Your 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 your behalf and then contact you with the appointment date. Your referring physician can request on the consultation form that you be seen by a specific specialist or hospital. If there is too great a delay, the CRDS may discuss other options (other specialists or institutions) with your physician to ensure that you are seen in a timely manner.

Your physician may find the consultation forms here:
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: CRDS : Le point de chute montréalais pour les demandes de consultation en spécialité

If your referral is coming directly from a specialist, then you can simply fax it to our Neurology department at (514) 398-2745. Please make sure to include your full contact information.

Telephone: 514- 398-1911 ext 1
Fax: 514- 398-2745
Room 138

Neurological Day Centre

Patients who need a treatment or procedure but do not need to be hospitalized are seen at the Day Centre. Day surgery is also performed in this quiet, comfortable setting. Patients are referred to the Day Centre by their physician.

Telephone: 514-398-1986
Room 238

Pre-admission Clinic

Many patients who will be hospitalized for surgery are seen at the Pre-admission clinic. The clinic may contact patients about their surgery date and arrange for patients to complete any tests prior to surgery.

Telephone: 514-398-1529

Occupational and Physiotherapy

With the goal of improving independence, occupational therapists (OTs) evaluate a patient's physical and cognitive capacities, and ability to perform activities of daily living such as feeding, dressing, bathing, cooking, driving, and managing medication or finances. Physiotherapists (PTs) help patients maintain their mobility and independence, and evaluate patients for strength, balance and mobility. OTs and PTs assist with the rehabilitation of patients challenged by disease or injury, make recommendations on assistive devices and help plan for discharge from the hospital.

Telephone: 514-398-4640
Room 232

Speech Language Pathology

 Speech pathologists assess speech and language function, and provide therapy for patients with related disorders. Patients are referred to this service by a physician.

Telephone: 514-398-8902
Room 258

Social Services

Social workers help reduce stress related to illness and hospitalization by explaining the hospital system and helping patients to communicate with the health care team. Services include short term counseling, planning for discharge from the hospital and locating community resources. Patients and their families may contact Social Services.

Telephone: 514-398-1916
Room 185


Telephone: 514-398-2775 or 514-398-5146
Fax: 514-398-2811
Offices - Room 109

Physiatry/Post-polio syndrome

Services Offered:
Post Polio

  • Consultation and monitoring of patients diagnosed with polio
  • Consultation and investigation of suspected cases


  • Consultation and monitoring of patients with neuromuscular diseases
  • Assessment by a physiotherapist and an occupational therapist
  • Referral to other rehabilitation centres and resources

How to request a consultation:

  • The application must be made by a physician
  • The request must indicate the reason for the request
  • The request must include the name, address and telephone number of the patient, health insurance card number and expiry date, and the name, license number, the referring physician
  • Fax, send or bring the application to the clinic
  • The clinic will contact the patient to provide appointment

Telephone: 514- 398-8911
Fax: 514- 398-2745
Room 138

Clinical Trials Studies

The Clinical Research Unit administers clinical trials studies of new drug therapies and treatments to assess their effectiveness. These studies are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies or by government agencies, and are conducted by physicians. Each clinical trial follows a strict protocol and begins only after extensive tests show that experimental drugs are safe for human use. Patients may ask their physician about clinical trials studies relevant to their condition. All patients receive quality care whether or not they choose to take part in clinical trials studies.

Telephone: 514-398-8084 (Doris Jeyaseelan – Administrative Assistant – Clinical Research Unit)


In-Patient Units

Intensive Care Unit

  • 514-398-1921

3rd Floor, Neurosciences

  • 514-398-1987
  • 514-398-1983
  • 514-398-1988

4th Floor, North/East

  • 514-398-1985

4th Floor, South

  • 514-398-1984

Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuropsychology

Services Offered:

  • Consultation and monitoring of patients with cognitive disorders or neurological diseases with behavioral and/or psychiatric components
  • Diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease
  • Distinguish between the neurodegenerative process and cognitive symptoms that can complicate psychiatric or medical conditions
  • Evaluation of patients after focal brain injury, etc.
  • Patients can also participate in clinical trials. Click to learn more.

How to request a consultation:

  • The application must be made by a physician
  • The request must indicate the reason for the request and include relevant clinical information
  • The request must include the name, telephone number of the patient, and the name and license number of the referring physician
  • Please ensure that the name of a contact person that can help with the appointment is stated on the request
  • Fax the application to the clinic
  • The clinic will contact the patient to provide appointment
  • Patients must be accompanied to their appointment

Telephone: (514) 398-8911
Fax: (514) 398-1338


The Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital is a McGill University research and teaching institute; delivering the highest quality of care to patients, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. The Neuro is proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.