Closed as of August 1, 2020

Letter to Patients, Donors and Friends of the Institute (click here)

Dear Friends,

With heavy hearts, we are writing on behalf of the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center (“PICC”) Board of Directors to announce that PICC will no longer see patients after August 1, 2020. Until then, we will be operating on a limited basis.

Since 1988, PICC has been a leader in Parkinson’s Disease research and treatment. We are proud of our many accomplishments as America’s only independent non-profit organization combining world class care and research for movement disorders under one roof. Our team of doctors, nurses, and staff have devoted countless hours to the research and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. We are honored to have cared for thousands of people with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders. We are proud to have participated in over one hundred clinical trials that culminated in treatments for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and more. Despite these many accomplishments, our most lasting and valued achievement is to have touched the lives of so many as they navigate their treatment, providing hope, love, and support to those who need it most.

As a nonprofit organization, we have relied on the generosity and support of those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease, as well as the greater community, to help offset the costs of providing a higher level of care. In recent years, declining reimbursements from insurance providers and Medicare, combined with rising costs of operating in Silicon Valley, have consistently made it difficult to achieve long-term sustainability and provide the level of personalized care we believe our patients deserve. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these economic challenges beyond the point of return, forcing us to make the very difficult decision to close.

Your health and well-being are of utmost importance to us, and we want to ensure you a smooth transition to a new movement disorders clinic. The three nearest similar providers are as follows:

Valley Parkinson Clinic

800 Pollard Rd, Ste C-30

Los Gatos, CA 95032


Medicare Accepted

Stanford Movement Disorders Center

213 Quarry Rd

Palo Alto, CA 94304


Medi-Cal/Medicare Accepted

Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of Silicon Valley

418 Willow Rd

Menlo Park, CA 94025


Additionally, Dr. Kristin Andruska will be opening the California Movement Disorders Center (CMDC) and is accepting new patients immediately. If you are interested in transferring your care to CMDC, please call (650) 484-0440 or email to schedule a consultation.

If you are currently involved in a clinical trial, be assured that we are working closely with the research sponsors regarding the continuation of your participation. We will provide additional information to all study subjects as it becomes available.

Your health records are confidential. A copy of your records can be released to you or a new provider with your written permission. See below for a link to the Request Form.

After August 1, 2020, PICC will focus on abiding by all legal requirements associated with the impending closure and will maintain a staff of less than three (3) employees.

PICC is forever grateful to those who have been a part of our community, and there are simply far too many people we are indebted to for their generosity, love, and support. We cannot possibly include everyone in a single letter. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We are honored to have participated in your care, and we wish you the very best.

If you have any questions, please contact us by by mail Parkinson’s Institute, PO Box 70727 Sunnyvale, CA 94086.


Brian R. Coulter



Tom Follett

Chairman of the Board

Patient Resources (click here)

We hope that you are able to transition your care to a qualified Movement Disorders Specialist who can provide the same excellent level of care you received at the PICC. Below are a few links to help you in your process:

Medical Records Request Form (New procedures as of Jan 1, 2021)

Parkinson's Foundation Physician Search Tool

The Neuroscience Research Institute

California Movement Disorders Center

Notice to all Creditors of the Parkinson's Institute (click here)

NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS OF THE PARKINSON’S INSTITUTE 2500 Hospital Drive, Building 10, Suite 1, Mountain View, CA 94040; IT IS HEREBY ORDERED BY HON. CYNTHIA LIE of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County: If you are a creditor to the Parkinson’s Institute, or if the Parkinson’s Institute is in debt to you in any way, you must submit your claim to the Parkinson’s Institute using the Notice Form provided immediately below this message. Failure to prove your claim to Parkinson’s Institute by JULY 13, 2021 will result in the barring of future claims against the Parkinson’s Institute. /s/ Hon. Cynthia Lie.