Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

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  2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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  4. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida

Central Appointment Office

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota

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  2. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Mayo Clinic Children's Center

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Expert diagnosis and treatment personalized for you

Mayo Clinic offers the latest in neurological care with innovative therapies, new techniques and clinical trials developed by our world-class experts. Our neurologists help more than 100,000 adults and children each year, including those with complex or rare conditions.

Mayo Clinic's Department of Neurology is one of the largest and most comprehensive neurological practices in the world. It includes more than 200 experts trained in diagnosing and treating people with epilepsy, aneurysms, spinal bifida, movement disorders, dementias, stroke, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, headache, neuromuscular diseases, peripheral nerve tumors, paralysis, nerve pain, sleep disorders, speech disorders and many other conditions.

The right care the first time

Successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Our experts take the time to get it right. You might undergo several tests so that your doctors can identify exactly what's causing your signs and symptoms. Our neurologists and neurosurgeons work with radiologists who use innovative and advanced imaging technologies, including 7-tesla MRI, magnetic resonance elastography and PET scan.

Top ranked

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Applying the latest in research

Our neuroscientists constantly seek new knowledge to improve diagnosis and treatments for people with brain, spine and nervous system disorders. Their many projects include studying sleep-disordered breathing, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, seizures, anti-epileptic medications, and electrical stimulation to stop seizures and epilepsy. They advance the understanding of what causes Parkinson's disease and seek new drug therapies to control pain in chronic headaches and to treat dementia.

You may have an opportunity to be part of one of the clinic's many neurology-related clinical trials.

Collaborative, seamless care

Our neurologists partner with experts in many specialties to provide you with comprehensive care. Your team might include doctors trained in brain and nervous system surgery, tumors of the brain and nervous system, brain and nervous system imaging, mental health conditions, sleep disorders, molecular diagnostics, speech conditions, eye conditions, pain medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, or other medical and surgical specialties.

A team focused on you

A team of specialists will listen to your needs and evaluate your condition from every angle before developing an individualized treatment plan in line with your goals. Your tests results are available quickly, and appointment schedules are coordinated. What might take months elsewhere can often be done in days at Mayo Clinic. In addition, the clinic has dozens of telestroke sites across the country, bringing neurological expertise to regions where few if any neurologists are located.

Pediatric neurologists provide high quality neurological care to children at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. The neurologists work with other pediatric specialists to diagnose and treat children and adolescents with serious and complex conditions, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Children seen in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic might have a team that also includes neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists or other specialists.

Children needing hospitalization receive care at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Nurses are trained in treating children and adolescents with neurological conditions. Child life specialists help you and your child deal with natural fears about illness, medical procedures and hospital care.

Mayo Clinic Health System clinics, hospitals and health care facilities serve more than 60 communities in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. These sites provide Mayo Clinic neurology and neurosurgery care to their local communities.

Mayo Clinic neurologists and neurosurgeons use advanced techniques and technologies to evaluate and treat neurological conditions, including many rare or complex disorders. They work with a team of doctors trained in many areas to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

Mayo Clinic offers many neurological services and procedures, including but not limited to those listed below. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic neurologists and neurosurgeons have experience treating all types of brain, spine and nervous system conditions. They work with a team of doctors trained in many areas to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

Mayo Clinic provides evaluation and treatment for many conditions, including but not limited to those listed below. Availability of the services may vary among Mayo locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

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Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Mayo Clinic's Department of Neurology is consistently recognized by external organizations for providing outstanding patient care. These endorsements reinforce our commitment to providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing.

Top ranked

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Mayo Clinic is also recognized for high-quality neurological care, research and education by a variety of national organizations:

  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards as a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic is also part of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, a group of scientists throughout the U.S. and Canada who work together to conduct clinical trials and reduce the impact of cancer.
  • Top-tier epilepsy centers. The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) rates all Mayo Clinic campuses as level 4 epilepsy centers, providing the highest level of diagnosis and treatment options for people with epilepsy.
  • Recognized spine care leaders. National organizations have chosen Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, as participants in Centers of Excellence, a designation that recognizes spine care quality and value.
  • Certified stroke centers. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota are each certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits hospitals and staff. Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona and the Mayo Clinic Health System sites in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Mankato, Minnesota, are certified as Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission.
  • ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota are each recognized by The ALS Association as a center of excellence based on robust clinical and administrative reviews confirming standards of quality and implementation of best practices.
  • NIA-designated Alzheimer's Center. Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is jointly based in Rochester, Minnesota, and Jacksonville, Florida. These facilities are designated and funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
  • Top-ranked education program. Mayo Clinic Department of Neurology residency training programs are ranked among the top-performing programs by Doximity and U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's quality rankings.

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Mayo Clinic fosters an environment where scientific expertise is combined with clinical insights to create solutions for unmet patient needs. The unrelenting focus of our clinician-researchers and scientists results in improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions. Examples of successes that improve people's lives include:

  • Advancing understanding of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases
  • Developing new approaches to immunotherapy for a brain tumor called glioblastoma
  • Advancing understanding of the complex condition arteriovenous malformation
  • Leading a National Institutes of Health study on Lewy body dementia
  • Developing an epilepsy treatment model that focuses on whole-person care
  • Advancing testing for sports-related concussion
  • Preserving vision and easing headaches
  • Redefining stroke care by developing a balloon-guided catheter to extract clots

Mayo Clinic has an extensive effort in neurology research, spanning numerous centers, programs and labs across its campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Our clinician-researchers and scientists collaborate with colleagues worldwide, contributing to advances in medicine that improve neurological care for people everywhere.

Research labs and focus areas

Explore research labs and neurology focus areas.

Research centers and programs

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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