When you or a loved one have a seizure, getting the right diagnosis quickly is very important.

More than 2 million Americans will have a seizure at some point, but only one or two out of 100 actually have epilepsy. To get the most effective treatment, you must be diagnosed correctly.

The Epilepsy Center at Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute offers cutting-edge care for people of all ages with all forms of epilepsy. The first step, however, is an accurate diagnosis. Almost half of the time, the problem isn’t epilepsy but a mood or conversion disorder that can be debilitating but requires a different treatment.

We use the most advanced diagnostic technology to help pinpoint a diagnosis, and our team works to help you and your family adjust physically and emotionally to that diagnosis.

Service Locations

Our comprehensive care includes many services offered near you.

Our Team

Meet the experts on our Epilepsy Center team.


If you’ve been given a diagnosis, find more information here.


Making seizures stop without side effects that often come from medication.


Access a complete continuum of epilepsy care.

Patient Safety

How to stay physically and emotionally safe.