After a concussion, even one that is not an emergency, time is of the essence in evaluating the presence, severity, and treatment options of the injury. At the Weill Cornell Concussion and Brain Injury Clinic, we evaluate patients promptly after the suspected or diagnosed concussion. The services offered include:
An initial telephone intake, in which a neuropsychologist or neurologist will take a comprehensive history of the injury, including factors for assessing the severity and prognosis, and make recommendations for follow-up. An in-person appointment, if needed, is usually available the same day or the next day after that initial call.
An in-person evaluation by a neurologist specializing in concussion to review the history and any imaging and conduct a neurological exam. Based on the results of the evaluation, the neurologist may make recommendations for follow-up appointments with specialists that could include:
An in-person evaluation by a neuropsychologist to review any prior testing (computerized or face-to-face) and then to:
The initial evaluation and assessment results in a Roadmap to Recovery, which is a personalized plan for returning to work, play, or school, and getting back to full functioning.