Mayo Clinic's approach

Collaboration

An integrated team of neurologists, sports medicine specialists, physiatrists, and doctors trained in brain and mental health conditions (neuropsychologists), brain imaging (neuroradiologists), brain surgery (neurosurgeons), physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, emergency medicine, and other areas offers comprehensive care to adults, adolescents and children with concussions.

Expertise

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists), and other specialties have experience and expertise diagnosing and treating people with concussions and other brain injuries. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have evaluated children, adolescents and adults, as well as youth, collegiate and professional athletes.

Concussion evaluation options

All Mayo Clinic campuses offer baseline concussion testing, comprehensive brain health evaluations, and detailed rehabilitation, wellness and performance programs for athletes before and after they have had concussions.

Athletes or parents can choose to share the results with their doctors and athletic trainers.

Concussion education

Mayo Clinic staff educates medical providers at local and national meetings about the importance of proper prevention, identification, treatment and rehabilitation of concussion.

Research

Mayo Clinic neurologists, sports medicine specialists and basic science researchers are studying the cellular basis of concussion and pursuing new strategies to diagnose concussion, measure brain recovery and develop novel treatments.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked high-performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center has again been ranked as one of the top performing children's hospital in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa on U.S. News & World Report's 2019–2020 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.

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

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.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

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.

More information about billing and insurance:

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References
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