PICC Has Closed
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
Stanford Movement Disorders Center
213 Quarry Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
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
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. Accompanying this letter is an authorization form for this purpose. Please complete it and return it to us as soon as possible.
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. While we will no longer be seeing patients, our limited staff will be available to field your patient records requests.
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 phone
Brian R. Coulter
Chairman of the Board
At the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center, we provide patients with exceptional care, access to cutting-edge clinical trials, and are a leader in innovative research to transform the field of Parkinson’s treatment and fight to find a cure.
By 2020, 1 million Americans, or one in every 334 people, will be living with Parkinson’s.
You won’t find another place as dedicated to Parkinson’s care and research as the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center. Come join us or support us in this fight to cure Parkinson’s.
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