Montreal Neurological Hospital
3801 University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B4
The Montreal Neurological Hospital is a unique academic medical centre dedicated to neuroscience. Here multidisciplinary teams of basic and clinical scientists generate fundamental information about the nervous system and apply that knowledge to understanding and treating neurological diseases.
Patient Information Guide
The main entrance of the hospital is at 3801 University Street, located north of Pine Avenue. Cars or taxis may drive up to the main entrance and drop off passengers.
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Handicap entrances are north of the main entrance on University Street, or through the ambulance entrance at the rear of the hospital.
Directions to the hospital
The nearest metro station is McGill on the green line, which is located at the corner of University Street and de Maisonneuve Boulevard. It will take you approximately 20 minutes to walk from the McGill Metro station to the main entrance of the hospital.
The most convenient bus route is the #144. Exit at the stop on Pine Avenue and University Street. For more information on public transportation call 514-288-6287, or dial 514-AUTOBUS.
Parking near the hospital is limited. There is a parking lot north of the main entrance on University Street, where the rates are posted. Weekly and monthly permits are available for visitors/patients from McGill University (514-398-4559). There are also a few handicap spaces available off University Street through the ambulance entrance, just south of the main entrance.
Getting a hospital card
Upon arrival, you should register with the Admissions Office, 165C on the ground floor, and have a hospital card made, if you don't already have one. You should also bring your valid Medicare card.
What to bring
Please bring all medications that you are taking. This will ensure that the admitting physician or nurse can verify the exact medication and dose that you have been prescribed.
Although the hospital provides hospital gowns, you may feel more comfortable in your own pyjamas/ clothing, housecoat, and slippers/shoes. You should bring a toothbrush, toothpaste, tissues, shaving items, soap, skin lotion, sanitary supplies and other personal-care articles. Since storage is limited, you are asked not to bring large suitcases.
At the time of admission, you will be asked to sign a general consent form for treatment and tests. For patients under the age of 14 years, the person with parental authority will be asked to sign on the patient's behalf. For patients who are incapacitated, the curator, spouse, tutor or close relative may sign the consent form.
At the same time, you will be asked whether or not you agree to release medical information to your insurance company and/or to referring doctors, hospitals or clinics. You can choose not to release information outside the hospital. Please be assured that the refusal to release information will in no way influence the quality of the treatment you will receive.
The Café Neuro coffee shop (514-398-1926) is located on the third floor and sells meals and snacks. It is open to patients and visitors during the following hours:
- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday
- 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and most statutory holidays
A cafeteria, two coffee shops and vending machines are also available at the Royal Victoria Hospital. They are accessible via the third-floor bridge connecting the Montreal Neurological Hospital with the Royal Victoria Hospital.
We have a flexible visiting policy that acknowledges the importance of family and visitors. At times, the nursing staff may limit visiting in the best interest of the patient.
Information about patients
As a family member, you may call the hospital ward at any time for information about your relative. For security and confidentiality reasons, information can be relayed only to the immediate family. Please choose someone who will gather information and pass it on to other family members.