Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
Rehabilitative Services
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that causes your immune system to attack the outer coating of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord.  
The MS Clinic provides care and education for patients with MS and their families.  The MS care team includes neurologists, a nurse practitioner, registered nurses, and administrative staff.  These health care professionals partner with you to: 
  • Confirm your MS diagnosis.
  • Provide education about MS and your treatment options.
  • Assist you in getting started on an MS treatment. 
  • Work with you to monitor your response to treatment
  • Help you manage your MS symptoms

More about this clinic

Location, hours and contact information

1341 Summer Street, Room 217
Tel: (902) 473-5734
Fax: (902) 425-1512
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding holidays

The Halifax MS Clinic is located on the 2nd floor of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre (NSRAC), at the corner of Summer St. and University Avenue.  Paid parking is available at the University entrance to the NSRAC or on the street.  

How do I access this service?

New patient consultations are on a referral basis only, meaning that a request to be seen would need to be sent by your family doctor or another primary care practitioner such as a nurse practitioner. 

How do I prepare for an appointment?

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Bring your Provincial Health Card.
  • Bring your medications or a complete list of your medications, including vitamins and herbal remedies.

What will happen at my appointment?

The doctor will review your medical history and perform a neurological examination.  You may be asked to take some tests.  

Will there be any follow-up after my appointment?

After your first visit, the number and timing of follow-up appointments will be determined by your neurologist.  Most patients will have an appointment once a year, in-person or by telephone.    You will be notified of your appointment by mail.  The appointment letter will tell you what type of appointment you have been scheduled for. 

Forms and documents

There are no specific forms to complete for your appointment. 

Learn More

  • Dr. Paul O’Connor, Multiple Sclerosis: The Facts You Need to Know, Fifth Edition.  
    (A free.pdf version of the book is available here)