ALS Association Certified Center | Washington
ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter
Who We Are
The ALS Association Certified Center program designs, implements and monitors a national standard of best practice care in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The ALS Association Center provides care and clinical management of ALS through a team of people specially trained to meet the needs of those individuals living with ALS. Centers have neurological diagnostics and imaging and available on-site licensed and certified ancillary services on clinic days, including but not limited to: physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiration therapy, nursing, registered dietitian services, psychology, speech and language pathology and social work services.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is the most common motor neuron disease among adults. Persons with ALS (PALS) experience a wide range of complex symptoms. ALS Centers offer state of the art equipment to provide comprehensive care to ALS patients.
Prior to attending a clinic, patients first meet with the Center's neurological and pulmonologist, then begin clinic sessions. Any patient with a confirmed diagnosis of ALS is welcome at the GWU ALS Center. No physician referral is required. Clinic visits are scheduled on Fridays from 11 am until 3 pm.