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Current patient information

The VCU Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center is committed to providing personalized interdisciplinary care and treatment for patients with a movement disorder. This page provides information to help each patient and family members to get the most out of their experience with us.

Appointments 

Make an appointment

Please call (804) 360-4NOW (4669) to schedule an appointment.

We encourage and welcome caregivers and family members to come to and participate in appointments.

Getting in touch with us

If you have a question for your doctor or health provider; need a prescription refill or form to be completed; or need to discuss a problem with our nurse; or have questions related to a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) stimulator, please call (804) 364-6519 and select the appropriate option.

All messages are reviewed on the same business day. Response times vary based on the nature of the request and can range from two to five business days. Be sure to submit your requests early especially during holiday clinic closings.

We highly recommend that all patients enroll in the myVCUhealth to expedite requests.

myVCUhealth 

At VCU Medical Center, our commitment to quality care has always included providing access to the latest medical technologies. myVCUhealth logoNow we invite you to manage your health online with myVCUhealth.

myVCUhealth provides you with fast, easy online access to your health information, allowing you to:

Request a prescription refill
View and request appointments
View medications, allergies, immunizations, health issues and selected lab results
Send a secure message to your health care provider
View and download your depart summaries

With myVCUhealth, you can view key components of your electronic medical record, anytime and anyplace you have Internet access. You can use your account to communicate electronically with your VCU Medical Center clinician for non-urgent matters, saving you precious time while providing valuable access to personalized health information.

Visit vcuhealth.org/myvcuhealth for more information or ask your VCU Medical Center clinician how to sign up.

Research

We are committed to advancing the understanding of movement disorders, in terms of both defining biological causes and developing new treatments. Ongoing clinical research is necessary to achieve this important goal. A unique feature of our center is the on-site collaboration of clinical providers from several disciplines that bring a diverse perspective to clinical research studies.

If you are interested in being contacted about opportunities to participate in research studies at our center, please complete and return this form to Ginger Norris. You can drop it off at our office or mail to her attention to PO Box 980539, Richmond, VA 23298.

A complete listing of our current research projects is available online.

Resources and education

In additional to clinical care services, we also offer resources and education opportunities. You do not have to be a current patient to participate. Please check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.

Support groups

View the List of Support Groups (October 2016) [PDF]

We also host two support groups at our center:

  • Richmond Metro Huntington Disease Support Group
    Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6pm
    Contact Ginger Norris, virginia.norris@vcuhealth.org or (804) 628-2022
  • Women's Support Group - for women diagnosed with Parkinson's disease or other movement disorder
    Meets the 2nd Friday of each month at 10am
    Contact Susan Chandler, pdcenter@vcuhealth.org or (804) 662-5300

Other support groups are available and we maintain a listing of groups in Virginia for:

Exercise Resources

Financial assistance

If you worry that you may have difficulty paying your bill for your care in full, VCU may be able to help.  It is important that you let us know if you will have trouble paying your bill or balances after insurance. For more information about financial assistance please, please visit the VCU Medical Center website.

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