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How to refer your patient to Ohio State

Ohio State’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is designated as a Level 4 epilepsy center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Our center provides patients the highest quality care by a collaborative team of experts working under the banner of Ohio State’s Neurological Institute.

EPILEPSY OUTPATIENT EVALUATION

Patient meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • New onset seizures
  • Refractory epilepsy as defined by failure of two or more appropriately selected anti-epileptic drugs
  • Pregnant women with epilepsy
  • Potential surgical candidate

EPILEPSY MONITORING UNIT (EMU) EVALUATION

Patient meets the following criteria:

  • Routine EEG within 2 years (preferred)
  • Uncontrolled seizures
  • Needs spell characterization or presurgical evaluation

EPILEPSY SURGERY EVALUATION

Typical criteria:

  • Diagnosed with drug-resistant or refractory epilepsy as defined by failure of two or more appropriately selected anti-epileptic drugs
  • Single cortical seizure focus

Diagnostic testing:

  • EMU evaluation (Phase I)
  • MRI 3T
  • PET scan
  • Neuropsychological testing

Additional testing may be necessary including:

  • Ictal SPECT scan
  • Wada testing for language and memory
  • Phase II evaluation with intracranial electrodes

Patient Referral

For outpatient epilepsy clinic or EMU referrals, fax your referral form including the reason for your referral or admission along with the clinical documentation to 614-293-1456. If your referral is urgent, please fax your information and call 614-293-5123 to expedite order entry.

Patient Scheduling

Outpatient Epilepsy Clinic: 614-293-4969.
EMU admission: 614-293-2300; for immediate transfer call 614-293-6605.
For additional information please call the Epilepsy Nurse Coordinator at 614-688-6687.

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