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Local Epilepsy Centers – Metro DC

What is an Epilepsy Center?

Epilepsy centers provide a comprehensive team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. A patient-oriented team will typically include epileptologists (neurologists with expertise in treating seizures), neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurse specialists, EEG technologists, social workers, and others with training and experience in epilepsy care. Specialized epilepsy centers provide routine care to individuals with seizures or epilepsy and specialize in providing comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with uncontrolled seizures (i.e., intractable or refractory epilepsy).


Levels of Epilepsy Care

The greater Washington, DC area is fortunate to have several outstanding epilepsy centers. The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) recognizes four levels of epilepsy care. The levels of epilepsy care are a useful tool for both patients and healthcare providers to evaluate the appropriateness and quality of specialized epilepsy care.

NAEC defines four levels of epilepsy care and accredits epilepsy centers that provide level 3 and 4 care:

  • Level 1 epilepsy care typically occurs at an emergency room or a primary care physician’s office with an epilepsy evaluation.
  • Level 2 epilepsy care involves a consultation with a general neurologist. This consultation may occur at a specialized epilepsy center.
  • Levels 3 and 4 care takes place at specialized epilepsy centers.


Local Epilepsy Centers

Children’s National Epilepsy Center
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
202-476-5645  |


Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Department of Neurology
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, 7PHC
Washington, DC 20007
202-444-8525  |


The Epilepsy Center at George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd Street, NW, Suite G-2054
Washington, DC 20037
202-715-4016  |


Holy Cross Hospital Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
1500 Forest Glen Road, 6th Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-754-7803  |


Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Epilepsy Center
3300 Gallows Road
Department of Neurosciences
Falls Church, VA 22042
703-776-8310  |


Inova Alexandria Hospital Epilepsy Program
4320 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304