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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
The type of visit your child has will depend on his or her specific condition and which clinic he or she is visiting.
Our two concussion clinics provide diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for children who have had a recent concussion. Our clinicians also provide recommendations on when to return to school, play and work. We can also provide testing to measure the child’s cognitive (thinking) function and reaction time.
This clinic is for children ages 4 to 19 who are having long-term symptoms or problems after a concussion. Our team of specialists provides comprehensive evaluation and ongoing treatment.
The Multidisciplinary Concussion Clinic is held the first Tuesday of every month at our Boston Children’s satellite clinic, 9 Hope Avenue, Waltham.
Your child’s visit at the clinic will last about six hours. You should bring snacks and drinks (such as Gatorade or water) for your child. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to complete paperwork.
During the visit, your child will meet with six different clinicians, including:
After the visit, the clinicians will meet to discuss the best treatment for your child and come up with a follow-up plan. They may also suggest further testing.
This clinic is for children ages 4 and older who have long-term problems after a moderate to severe brain injury. This clinic offers comprehensive evaluation and management by a team of specialists.
The Traumatic Brain Injury Multidisciplinary Clinic is held on the last Thursday of every month at Boston Children’s Hospital main campus, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, on the eleventh floor of the Fegan building.
Your child’s visit at the clinic will last about two and a half hours. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to complete paperwork.
During the visit, your child will meet with three different clinicians:
If you have questions about any of our brain injury clinics or which clinic is right for your child, please call our Brain Injury Center at 617-355-6388 or the Sports Concussion Clinic at 617-355-3501.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”