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Welcome to the USF Health Concussion Center 

Head injuries, even minor ones, need to be identified promptly and managed appropriately for the best outcomes. In 2010, the USF Health Concussion Center was established with the directive to provide the best possible care for concussions in the Tampa Bay area. Our faculty serve as team physicians and manage concussions for several local athletic organizations including USF Athletics, Saint Leo University Athletics and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Concussions can range from simple, short duration injuries to more complex and life altering events.  As such, we approach every head injury uniquely and develop an individualized plan of care for each patient.   

Your visit at the USF Health Concussion Center will include a comprehensive physical and cognitive assessment conducted by our head injury experienced faculty who are either Sports Medicine or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists in order to better define your injury.

USF Health offers an extensive network of additional specialists that may be consulted in your care when needed, including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropsychology, Psychiatry, Neuro-Ophthalmology, ENT/Audiology, Physical Therapy and Cognitive Therapy. We welcome the opportunity to guide you through the process of recovering from a concussion and providing you the care and expertise needed. 

Our services include:

  • An active treatment approach to recovery
  • Academic accommodations for student athletes
  • Acute injury treatment
  • Concussion management through evidence-based research
  • Customized treatment plans
  • Post-concussion syndrome treatment 
  • Return-to-sport guidelines for athletes of all ages
  • Vestibular Therapy

What To Expect

Upon arrival to the clinic, the registration process may take up to 15 minutes so please allow time for this in planning your visit with us.

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. Visits may take between 90 minutes and two hours. 

Please bring the following insurance and medical records: 

  • All health insurance cards along with some form of identification
  • Written insurance authorization for visit (required if you are insured under a managed care plan such as a PPO or HMO)
  • 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 under the Patient Forms link
  • Please provide a copy of all medical records which pertain to your condition

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.


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