The purpose of this study was to describe and compare patients', nurses' and physicians' perceptions of learning needs of persons with epilepsy. The study is based on adult learning theory which states that learning needs dictate receptivity to information and knowledge of learning needs can help structure teaching sessions. Study participants were recruited from patients attending epilepsy clinics, neuroscience nurses employed at study hospitals or working with neurologists or neurosurgeons and neurologists or neurosurgeons practicing in the state. The sample sizes were: 59 patients, 85 nurses and 38 physicians. Data were analyzed using frequencies, percents and analysis of variance. Data analysis revealed that patients, nurses and physicians similarly ranked major areas of learning needs. However, differences in the ranking of individual learning needs were noted between patients and health care providers. An understanding of the differences and similarities among the groups provides useful information for educational programs for epilepsy patients.