Is an In-Patient Headache Clinic Right for You?

Is an inpatient headache clinic right for you?  If you’re considering it, check out these leaders in the field, in alphabetical order. This is not an exhaustive list or an investigation-based recommendation.  You need to do your own due diligence on each of these, and discuss with your current doctor.

In the USA:

Cleveland Clinic Headache & Facial Pain Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago, IL

Jefferson Headache Center, Philadelphia, PA

Johns Hopkins Headache Center, Baltimore, MD

Mayo Clinic Headache Center, Scottsdale, AZ

Montefiore Headache Center, New York, NY

Michigan Head Pain & Neurological Clinic, Ann Arbor, MI

UCSF Headache Clinic, San Francisco, CA

UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program (outpatient), Los Angeles, CA

For a more exhaustive list of US practices, see the Migraine Research Foundation’s link to comprehensive headache centers here.

Outside the USA:

Kiel Headache and Pain Center, Germany

For more UK outpatient clinics, check The Migraine Trust’s links here.

Unfortunately, we aren’t aware of any major inpatient headache clinics in Asia, Europe, Australia-New Zealand, Latin America or Africa, but we’re happy to add to this list based on your recommendations.  In the meantime, you can dig into your country’s resources through the World Headache Alliance links here.

Please note:  Migraine Again does not endorse these clinics or physicians. While we have made every effort to verify the accuracy of the information on this list and will continue to update it, we cannot warranty its accuracy and is not responsible for the actions of any of these physicians.

Which patients are good candidates for an inpatient headache clinic?

  • Those who cannot get a good or accurate diagnosis from doctors in their area
  • Those who are experiencing more than 15 headache days per month, diagnosed as Chronic Migraines
  • Those who are taking abortive headache medications more days of the month than not – including OTC and triptan drugs
  • Those who have tried outpatient therapy unsuccessfully
  • Those who also have depression, anxiety or other mental health issues in addition to chronic Migraines
  • Those on disability who cannot work or function due to the severity of headaches

Source: MigraineAgain.com

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