Sports Concussion Program
The UCSF Sports Concussion Program is the region's premier center for evaluating and treating sports-related concussions. Our team includes experts from specialties such as sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuropsychology and neurology. With this combined expertise, we can evaluate, diagnose and manage virtually any sports concussion and help athletes safely recover and even return to sports.
Patients can be seen by several specialists in one location on the same day.
A sports concussion can be a very serious brain injury. Concussions can be caused by a blow to the head, neck or body. They require immediate diagnosis and management.
Symptoms of a concussion include:
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
- Dizziness or problems with balance or coordination
- Insomnia or excessive sleepiness
The Bay Area Concussion and Brain Injury Program is a collaboration by experts at UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
We are the region's premier resource for evaluating head injuries and providing the right treatments to keep young athletes safe and healthy. Learn more.
Learn the facts about concussion including, what happens during a concussion, how common they are, they symptoms and how long they last, and more here.
Concussion Fact Sheet for Athletes
Concussion is a result of microscopic injury to the brain, which in most cases, is not detected on brain scans. Learn more and find concussion FAQs here.
Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches
Most athletes with a concussion get better and return to sports, but it is important to rest and give the brain time to heal. Learn more here.
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Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery Research
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The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has several research programs dedicated to investigating different areas of musculoskeletal health care, such as hip, knee and spine surgery.