Wellness & Support

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s Center for Neurosciences & Spine provides a range of wellness and support services, including education, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Educational classes and support groups

Virginia Mason offers educational classes, support groups and special events.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) support groups

Support groups, including online communities, can be very useful connections for those facing different aspects of an MS diagnosis. They can provide a safe environment for sharing personal experiences and strategies for dealing with the disease.

Research and clinical trials

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, in partnership with Benaroya Research Institute, is the Northwest’s leader in offering clinical studies to patients.

Neurology Resource Center

See videos, take health assessments, and check out our wellness tools in the online Neurology Resource Center 

View our stroke videos

Stroke Awareness

Learn about the signs of stroke, risk factors, and the importance of taking action immediately at the first signs of a stroke.

The five signs of stroke

Learn from St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) Stroke Coordinator Gena Kreiner, RN, as she discusses the five signs of stroke and ways to reduce the associated risk factors.