Wellness

Community Baseline Project - Pre-Concussion Testing for Athletes

Head injuries are on the rise for athletes at all levels of play.

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Cost

  • $10 registration fee

It is estimated that between 1.6 and 3.8 million concussions occur in the USA per year during competitive sports and recreational activities; however, as many as 50% of concussions may go unreported*.

Ascension Medical Group physicians and licensed athletic trainers are concerned about the current treatment options available to club, middle school and local athletic programs. As a result, Ascension Medical Group has partnered with ImPACT® in an effort to provide state-of-the-art concussion care to athletes throughout the Fox Valley.

This program offers a Baseline ImPACT® test for any local athlete who does not already have access to a cognitive test through their club or school. These tests are to be done before a concussion occurs in order to establish a baseline “or normal” cognitive score. 

ImPACT: What is it?
ImPACT's Test is computerized and takes about 25 minutes to complete. ImPACT recommends that it be administered by an ImPACT trained athletic trainer, team doctor or psychologist. Baseline tests are suggested every two years. If a concussion is suspected, the baseline report will serve as a comparison to a repeat ImPACT test, which professionals can use to assess potential changes or damage caused by a concussion.

If a concussion is suspected, please contact an Ascension provider who is clinically trained in concussion management and ImPACT. A complete list can be found by contacting Nurse Direct at 1-800-362-9900.

The participant provides an email immediately after the completion of their ImPACT test. In this email, a code called Passport ID will be emailed to the provided email address.  The Passport ID is important to the qualified concussion physician(s) who can then access the baseline results.