Government Agencies

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

  • NINDS provides resource information on research and clinical trials in MS.

Social Security Administration

  • Information on qualifying and applying for Social Security Disability Income.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Information Line

  • The U.S. Department of Justice provides general information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), answers to specific technical questions, and free ADA materials.
  • Spanish language service is also available.

Clearinghouse on Disability Information

  • The Clearinghouse provides information to people with disabilities, or anyone requesting information, by doing research and providing documents in response to inquiries. Information provided includes areas of federal funding for disability-related programs.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Information about laws against job discrimination, including those related to disability.

  • Find federally and privately supported clinical trials in MS.

Private agencies and foundations

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

  • Information about MS diagnosis and treatments, resources for living with MS, and society-funded research efforts. Library and educational programs.

Oregon Chapter of the National MS Society:

MS Society of Portland

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

  • Information on diagnosis, treatment and resources for living with MS. Helplines, networking, chat rooms and programs to support independence and modifications to environment. Referral sources and assistance.

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

Multiple Sclerosis Online Information and Support

Patient Access Network Foundation


Health Information

Healthwise medical reference library

Rocky Mountain MS Center

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Financial Assistance

Chronic Disease Fund

  • Provides links to programs for obtaining assistance with medication costs.

Oregon Prescription Drug Program

  • Oregon's prescription drug purchasing program, open to all Oregonians. 
  • Provides discounts up to 60% on prescription medications.

Washington Prescription Drug Program

  • Washington state’s prescription drug purchasing program, open to all Washington residents.

Oregon Health Plan

  • State program that provides medical coverage for qualifying low income individuals.

Family Health Insurance Assistance Program

  • The Family Health Insurance Assistance Program, or FHIAP, helps thousands of Oregon families pay the monthly premium for high-quality, private health insurance plans.

Oregon Medical Insurance Pool

  • The Oregon Medical Insurance Pool (OMIP) covers adults and children who are unable to obtain medical insurance because of health conditions, and also provides a way to continue insurance coverage for those who exhaust COBRA benefits and have no other options.

Washington State Medicaid

Washington Basic Health Plan

  • Basic Health is a state-sponsored program providing affordable health care coverage through private health plans.

Washington State Insurance Pool

  • The Washington State Health Insurance Pool provides health insurance to Washington residents who have been denied coverage.