Information & Referral Center

The Information & Referral Center, located at Boston University Medical Center, was established by the American Parkinson Disease Association in 1980. This Center serves as a resource for those with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones as well as healthcare providers. Patients, caregivers, healthcare providers and the greater community can receive support regardless of their affiliation with Boston University Medical Center or any other medical facility.

Services provided by the APDA Information and Referral Center include:

  • A telephone helpline (617-638-8466 or 800-651-8466)
  • A comprehensive resource referral network
  • Support group assistance
  • Publications
  • Educational symposia
  • Counseling and guidance
  • Information updates to those on the Center’s mailing list through newsletters and other special event announcements
  • Training and support for healthcare professionals

Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC Medical Director
Cathi A.Thomas, RN, MS Program Director
Vanessa Blais, Coordinator


To learn more about Parkinson's disease and the services of the Information & Referral Center, please contact us at (617) 638-8466 or toll-free at (800) 651-8466. Our mailing address is:

APDA Information & Referral Center
Boston University Medical Center
72 East Concord Street, C3
Boston, MA 02118

To visit us, go to:

APDA Information & Referral Center
Boston University Medical Center
88 East Newton Street, Collamore Building, C318
Boston, MA 02118