Frequently Asked Questions About Concussion

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about concussion and treatment at Banner Concussion Center.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the body or head that causes the brain to move quickly within the skull.

Can I come to the Banner Concussion Center if I did not receive a concussion from playing a sport?

Yes.

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

Concussions are characterized by a constellation of neurological symptoms that can include but are not limited to dizziness, headaches, difficulty remembering, impaired balance and vestibular and visual disturbances.

Can I come to the Banner Concussion Center if my concussion was in the past, and I am still experiencing symptoms?

Depending on your insurance, you may need a referral from your primary care physician.

Do I have to pay at the time of service?

Yes.

How much do services cost?

Service charges vary depending on the service provided. If insurance companies are responsible for fee, co-payments are typical.

What does my initial appointment look like?

Your first appointment will include a visit with the physician on staff and completion on the ImPact computerized neurocognitive test. You should plan on being at our office for one to one-and-a-half hours.

What documents should I bring to my first appointment?

Any records that would pertain to your visit including your photo ID, insurance card and co-pay. Please also have any related medical records and referral (if required) faxed to: (602) 839-7272.

Do I have to be a patient at a Banner Health facility?

No

What are the services provided?

Doctor's visits, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, neuropsychology and baseline testing.

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