The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central Virginia Chapter, is committed to expanding knowledge of MS, enhancing access to MS specialty medical care, and empowering people with MS to live as independently as possible within the limits of their disabilities, and to the maximum of their capabilities, within the least restrictive environment.
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Multiple sclerosis not only affects an individual’s body but also can greatly impact someone’s ability to maintain employment and thus manage their expenses. The National MS Society recognizes the challenges faced by people with MS with the high cost of health care, prescriptions, equipment, and general daily living. Therefore, we have established a Financial Assistance Program to help support the independence of people with MS. Support is generally offered once a year but other circumstances may be considered for additional assistance. Anyone with MS or a caregiver living in our service area may be eligible for assistance.
Recognizing the needs of people with MS and the high cost of durable medical equipment (DME), the Central VA Chapter of NMSS manages a warehouse of gently used DME such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, rollators, hospital beds and more. Equipment is available to people with MS who do not have health insurance or cannot afford the deductible for DME or for those individuals without insurance. A prescription/note from a physical or occupational therapist is required to obtain DME. DME is delivered directly to a client's home. For more information, please contact Donna Clements by phone at 804-591-3039 or 1-800-FIGHTMS ext. 3039 or email at email@example.com.
Each chapter of the NMSS maintains a library of research and information, including videos and CDs, related to multiple sclerosis. You can access a list of materials by clicking above or by calling 1-800-FIGHT MS. Materials can be borrowed for 3 weeks. All materials in the Lending Library have been pre-approved by the National MS Society based on scientific evidence of effectiveness and accuracy.
Knowledge is Power (KIP) Program
The KIP program is a free, at-home education series for people newly diagnosed with MS. For more information, contact Donna Clements at (804) 353-5008, ext. 3039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A newsletter written exclusively for children ages 4-10 years. It contains games, puzzles, and activities designed to teach children about MS. For subscription information, please contact the Chapter office.
For a list of upcoming teleconferences, please see above list of "Upcoming Events". To register for any teleconference, please click "Chapter Calendar" and see appropriate date.