Mayo Clinic's approach


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


Mayo Clinic experts 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. Specialists 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 concussion care, which includes baseline and after injury concussion screening for athletes. Comprehensive services also may involve a full neurological evaluation, symptom management and rehabilitation for cognitive, balance, headache and all other concussion-related symptoms.

Athletes or parents can choose to share the results with their health care professionals 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.


Mayo Clinic neurologists, sports medicine doctors and brain rehabilitation specialists, along with basic science researchers, are studying the cellular basis of concussion and how a concussion influences risk for developing other medical conditions. They also are pursuing new strategies to prevent and diagnose concussion, measure brain recovery and develop novel treatments.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, rank among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "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.

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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.

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Sept. 01, 2023
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