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?
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?
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?
What are the services provided?
Doctor's visits, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, neuropsychology and baseline testing.