The Concussion Services is an early intervention and follow-up service for clients living with the effects of a recent concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
How do I get an appointment?
- Have your health care professional (i.e. family doctor, nurse practitioner, ER, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, chiropractor, etc.) fax a referral form to the Concussion Services.
- Clients who do not meet our service criteria are provided direction on alternative resources.
What help will I get?
- Learn about symptoms and recovery from concussion/mild traumatic brain injury.
- Receive guidance about how to safely returning to daily activities, work, school and play/sports.
- Be screened for and be provided with recommendations for potential rehabilitative follow-up services.
- Consultation may be provided to family physician and other health care providers involved in your care.
- Liaising with specialists (i.e. neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and/or physiatry) regarding medical management of persisting or escalating post-concussive symptoms, as appropriate.
Visit our concussion pages for more information.
The client is:
- 16 years of age or older
- Lives within the Fraser Health Authority region
- Has a diagnosis of concussion which occurred in the last 12 months
- Not eligible for concussion services through ICBC or WorkSafeBC
- Concussion: A Guide to Understanding Symptoms and Recovery for Adults
A head injury results from a direct blow to the head that causes shaking and jarring of the brain. If the blow is hard enough to injure the brain, it is called a concussion.