Multidisciplinary Huntington's Disease Clinic
- "I have dealt with Huntington's in my family for almost 25 years. The UVA Clinic staff are always available and eager to help with every need we have."
- - Mother of a patient
Treatment for HD takes many forms and involves not only the patient but family members as well. The University of Virginia offers a multidisciplinary clinic once a month for patients with HD. Specialty services include neurology, neuropsychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/swallowing therapy, social work, and genetics.
Medications can be effective in treating some of the common symptoms such as involuntary movements, depression, and anxiety. Other interventions such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy help the person with HD maintain a high level of functioning. This can improve the quality of life for the person with HD and for the family.
The clinic is held at Adult Neurology on the first floor at 500 Ray C. Hunt Drive, in the Fontaine Avenue Research Park in Charlottesville. An appointment at the clinic can be made by calling the HD clinic coordinator and genetic counselor, Pat Allinson at (434) 924-2665, or toll-free at 1-800-251-3627, ext. 4-2665.
The toll-free HD Program Helpline number is 1-866-290-4528. This line is answered during regular business hours, Monday-Friday.