Our Concussion Clinic recognizes the seriousness of feeling "dazed" after an incident, whether you have hit your head or not. And we know that symptoms may or may not persist after an injury/concussion.
The Concussion Clinic is located at Bethesda Hospital in the Outpatient Service area on B-Level. Get directions.
A referral is not required to make an appointment with our clinic. Please be familiar with your insurance plan's coverage for outpatient services.
About our care
At the Bethesda Concussion Clinic, we provide care to those 13 and older. We offer:
- Information about recovery
- Help returning to daily activities, work and sports
- Consultation with your family doctor and other providers involved in your care
- Assessment of rehabilitation needs and help arranging community services
- Communication with schools and employers, if needed
Contact us for an appointment Monday through Friday between 7 am and 3:30 pm at 651-326-HEAD (4323).
New patient forms
Prior to your first appointment, please read the first appointment instructions and make sure to bring all the requested items with you.
At the Bethesda Concussion Clinic, we aim to provide the latest information to patients, families, school personnel and other health care providers in regards to mild TBI/concussion. This includes learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms, return to play/school protocol and the latest research on prevention and treatment.
If you are interested in hosting a seminar, workshop or in-service for your school or organization, please contact our Community Liaison Rachel Winthrop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-232-2646. CEUs are available for medical professionals.
Minnesota Concussion Law
The Minnesota Legislature recently passed a "Concussion Law" that requires any municipality, business, school district or nonprofit organization that organizes a youth athletic activity and charges a fee to follow the statute's requirements, including implementing concussion training and education to improve player safety and establish safe return-to-play policies for athletes who sustain a concussion.
The law mandates that:
- All coaches (head and assistants) and officials receive concussion training and education by September 1, 2011, and then at three-year intervals thereafter.
- Coaches must remove an athlete from activity if they exhibit signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion and/or are suspected of sustaining a concussion.
- The law also requires an appropriate health care professional's signature to return to play if an athlete is removed due to a concussion or is showing signs or symptoms of a concussion.
Read the entire text of law.
Coaches and officials need to complete an online video training session developed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Federation of State High Schools. This course requires registration but is free. The training process involves watching a video and then successfully completing a quiz. Please allow yourself a half an hour to complete and then print out a certificate.
Order your Concussion Assessment cards
Order your Concussion Assessment cards here to give to your child's coach or sports team. Click here to see what information the cards contain.