Community Services, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pacific South Coast Chapter

Community Services

General Information
Description of ServiceProvides information and education about multiple sclerosis (MS). Offers support groups and classes for people with MS and their families and caregivers. Offers recreational activities, including therapeutic aquatics and yoga. Also offers an equipment loan program (wheelchairs, walking aids, etc), social and educational discussion groups, a lending library (books, audiotapes, and videos), and a newsletter. Offers a summer energy assistance program and may provide cash assistance to those with MS to purchase adaptive equipment (including back-up power devices for medical equipment) or make necessary modifications that clients may not have been able to afford on their own and their medical insurance will not cover. Offers other services that include and Angel Visitation program for individuals with MS who may be isolated, educational scholarships, respite care, care management, an advocacy network, financial planning services, and a variety of family and social events. Financial applications and needs assessments are conducted to determine eligibility (includes eligibility for Transportation vouchers).
LocationNorth Coastal
Geographical AreaServes All Areas in San Diego County.
Facility/ADA AccessWheelchair Accessible
Intake ProcedureCall for required appointment. Talk to case manager if transportation vouchers are needed.
Helpful TipsTransportation bus tokens/bus pass are for MTS Access & North County Transit District.
Client Information
Target PopulationIllness - Other Diseases
Intended ParticipantsMultiple Sclerosis
Age GroupAll Ages
Languages SpokenSpanish (Limited)
EligibilityEligibility requirements vary depending on service.
Transportation Eligibility Requirements
ADA Certification Required
Diagnosed Illness: Multiple Sclerosis
Individuals unable to use public transit
Must be Registered Agency Client
Unable to afford private service or taxi
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNo fees charged for most services. Deposit fee for loaned equipment; scholarships available for those unable to pay.
Hours of Operation 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday
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Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 5950 La Place Court, Suite 200
Physical Site City, State, Zip Carlsbad, CA 92008
Main Phone (760) 448-8400
Other Phone (800) 344-4867
Web Address
Additional Information
FACT ResourcesX
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pacific South Coast Chapter
Affiliated Program: Community Services
This Service: Community Services, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Pacific South Coast Chapter
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Aquatic Therapy (LR-8400.0400)
Assistive Technology Equipment Acquisition Assistance (LH-0650.0700-015)
Assistive Technology Equipment Loan (LH-0650.0250)
Disability Related Transportation (BT-4500.6500-170)
Disease/Disability Information (LH-2700.1700)
Emergency Generators (BM-1750)
Health/Disability Related Support Groups (PN-8100.3000)
Local Bus Fare (BT-8300.1000-400)
Special Libraries (TJ-4400.8100)
Voluntary Health Organizations (TD-1200.6600-900)