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Concussion Clinic

What we Do

The Concussion Clinic at CHEO provides care to children with persistent symptoms greater than one month following concussive injuries. The clinic will provide services on Fridays at our Bank Street location.

 Referral Requirements Include:

  • Children who have sustained a head injury (direct or indirect blow to the head) resulting in concussion-like symptoms (e.g. physical, cognitive, emotional, sleep disturbance etc..)
  • Patients who have remained symptomatic at least 4 weeks after the injury
  • 18 years of age or younger

 The Concussion Clinic will provide the following services:

  • Symptoms and physical assessment
  • Diagnosis of physical, social, cognitive or emotional problems
  • Information about concussions including pathophysiology, prognostic factors, therapeutic interventions, symptom management strategies and recovery expectations
  • Plan of care development including:
    • Need for additional testing or imaging
    • Specialist referral
    • Appropriate adjunct therapies
    • Individualized "return to learn" and "return to play" guidelines to expedite recovery time
  • Collaboration with primary care provider and clinic follow-up for as long as deemed necessary

Consults

A physician should complete the Concussion Clinic Referral Form. Please include all recent blood work and imaging reports.

Consults should be sent by fax to: 613-260-3897

Download the Concussion Clinic Referral Form Here


The following information should be included on the Concussion Clinic Referral Form:

  • Patient demographics and contact information
  • Pertinent medical history including medications
  • Mental health issues
  • Date of injury
  • Mechanism of injury
  • Previous concussive injuries
  • Primary symptoms
  • Interventions thus far

Contact Us

The concussion clinic will be open from 8 am to 4 pm every Friday

For administrative questions, contact: 613 260-1477 ext.221

Directions

We are located off-site at 1355 Bank St, Suite 111 - our entrance faces Riverside Drive. There is pay-for-parking available and we are close to the Billings Bridge Transitway station.


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