Before your visit

Welcome to the Concussion Center at the University of South Florida. Our main goal is to meet the medical needs of patients with acute concussions or lingering post-concussive syndrome by providing a multidisciplinary team approach to the care we deliver.

Below you will find your appointment instructions. Our main Concussion Center office is located on the third floor of the Carol and Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare on our main Tampa campus just off of E. Fletcher Avenue (at Holly and Magnolia Avenues). Valet parking ($2) is provided for your convenience at the main entrance. Take the elevators to the third floor and stop at the outpatient registration desk. The registration process will take about 30 minutes so please allow time for this in planning your visit with us.

Information about your medical history is necessary for us to provide you with quality care. Please take a few moments to fill out the health history questionnaire found on our website (www.USFConcussionCenter.com) under the Patient Forms link.  If you are able to complete a hard copy version of the questionnaire prior to your visit, please make sure that you bring it with you and inform the receptionist that you have completed the forms when you come in for your appointment. All personal information you provide us will be kept secure and confidential and will not be shared with anyone without your permission.

In order to properly evaluate your condition and to develop an individualized treatment plan, it may be necessary for our physicians to evaluate your outside medical records.  If you have been previously seen for your present condition by an outside physician, you will need to contact your physician’s office and make arrangements to have your records available for our Concussion Center physicians to review. In addition, x-rays, MRI scans or any other diagnostic tests that have been recently performed and are related to your current condition should be obtained prior to your appointment. A radiologist report, if available, should also be obtained for your Concussion Center physician to review.  We strongly encourage that you bring these pertinent documents with you to your visit instead of faxing, mailing or shipping them to our offices.

Finally, please note that because we offer an integrated, multidisciplinary system of care, it is possible that during your visit you may be seen by one or more practitioners in addition to your physician. Therefore, we like to inform all patients that visits may take up to two or more hours.

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WITH YOU TO YOUR FIRST VISIT

Insurance:
  • All health insurance cards
  • Click here to review the list of major insurance plans accepted by USF Health.
  • Written insurance authorization for visit (required if you are insured under a managed care plan such as a PPO or HMO).
Medical Records:
  • A copy of all medical records which pertain to your condition. Realize that you may need to request these from several sources, such as your primary care physician, walk-in clinic, specialists, and hospitals. To help you with this process, you will find on our website an Information Release form that will grant them permission to release your medical records.
  • Electronic copies of diagnostic films (usually burned onto a CD or DVD) are preferred. If this is not possible, please obtain the ACTUAL films (for example, X ray films, CT films, MRI films, or any other films related to your diagnosis) to bring with you to your visit. PLEASE OBTAIN OR INSIST that the ORIGINAL films be provided.