Concussion care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced in evaluating and treating people who've had a traumatic brain injury, including concussions. Mayo Clinic doctors trained in neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), and psychiatry and psychology will work with you and your family to develop your treatment plan if you have had a concussion.

Mayo Clinic experts evaluate and treat more than 1,300 people with concussion each year.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

The experts at Mayo Clinic use advanced technology and detailed imaging tests to determine the cause of your symptoms and diagnose concussion. They can work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment and advise you on how to best recover from your concussion to avoid further injury.

Nationally recognized research and expertise

Researchers at Mayo Clinic are leaders in the field of concussion and traumatic brain injury research and treatment. You may have the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial as part of your treatment at Mayo Clinic.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology department's expertise and rankings.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings; specialists in Minnesota interact very closely with colleagues across Mayo Clinic Health System and in the Arizona and Florida campuses. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic experts trained in neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), and psychiatry and psychology have extensive expertise in diagnosing and treating concussion. Mayo Clinic experts evaluate and treat more than 1,300 people with concussion each year.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurology department's expertise and rankings.

Research

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have a long history of innovation in brain injury research, including developing the Mayo Classification System for Traumatic Brain Injury Severity, which can help plan for clinical care following a brain injury.

Mayo Clinic researchers continue this tradition and are actively engaged in several clinical trials and studies of concussion and other types of brain injury.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

July 29, 2017
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