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<div class="ExternalClass5590D0C2E2C946B9A0DBF73663EFE04C"><p>Read <a href="http://concussion.vch.ca/" target="_blank">My Guide: Concussion</a> (an online self management to concussion care resource) open to all.<br></p><p>The GF Strong Adult Concussion Services (GFACS) offers 2 streams of service: <br></p><ol><li><p>GFACS Group Education Session </p></li><li><p>GFACS Rehabilitation Program<br></p></li></ol><h2>GFACS Service Model<br></h2><ul><li><p>Clients are referred to the <strong>GFACS: Group Education Session</strong> </p></li><li><p>Clients are discharged back to the care of the family physician or medical clinic. Primary care provider is encouraged to prioritize the assessment and treatment of <strong>depression/anxiety, sleep, and headaches</strong> in individuals following concussion as per Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) 3rd Edition <a href="https://braininjuryguidelines.org/concussion/" target="_blank">Guideline for Concussion / Mild TBI</a>.</p></li><li><p>Clients who attended the GFACS: Group Education Session and continues to have persistent concussion symptoms may be referred to <strong>GFACS: Rehabilitation Program</strong>. Note: Referral form to GFACS: Rehabilitation Program will be made available directly to the family physician/medical clinic after the client attended the GFACS: Group Education Session. <br> <br><em></em></p><div><em>Please note:</em></div><div><strong><em>Worksafe BC clients:</em></strong></div><div><em>- Currently eligible for the GFACS Group Education Session stream </em><strong><em>only</em></strong><em>.</em><br></div><div><em>- January 1st, 2020 onwards:  </em><strong><em>WorkSafe BC clients will be ineligible for GFACS</em></strong><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong><em>ICBC clients:</em></strong></div><div><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px;"></blockquote><em>- Before September 2019: Eligible for GFACS Group Education Session. A re-referral is required for a one-time consultation session if client continues to have persistent concussion symptoms.</em><br><em>- September 1st, 2019 to December 31, 2019: Eligible for GFACS Group Education Session only (no one-time consultation).</em><br><em>- January 1st, 2020 onwards: </em><strong><em>ICBC clients will be ineligible for GFACS.</em></strong></div></li></ul><div><i><br></i></div><div><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p>GFACS: <strong>Group Education Session</strong></p><p> </p><ul><li>Criteria for GFACS: Group Education Session referral</li><ul><li>Live within VCH</li><li>Aged 18 + years old</li><li>Diagnosis of concussion/mTBI less than 1 year ago </li></ul><li>An Occupational Therapist provides a group based education about concussion, concussion recovery, and self-management strategies. </li><li>Referred by a physician or nurse practitioner using the attached GFACS referral form.<br><br> </li></ul></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p>GFACS:<strong> Rehabilitation Program</strong></p><p> </p><ul><li>Criteria for the GFACS: Rehabilitation Program:</li><ul><li>Admission criteria as above</li><li>Attended GFACS: Group Education Session</li><li>Experiencing persistent concussion symptoms </li></ul><li>Provide a time-limited concussion treatment emphasizing self-management.  </li><li>Possible team members include: Occupational Therapist, Physiatrist, Psychologist, Physical Therapist, and Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor. </li><li>Referral form for Rehabilitation Program is provided to the primary care provider following client's attendance to the GFACS group education session. <br></li></ul></td></tr></tbody></table><i><br></i></div></div>4255 Laurel Streetgfsadultconcussionservices@vch.ca(604) 730-7904(604) 737-6291V5Z 2G9BC<div class="ExternalClass26C9602D185341008DE6CEE0A23812D4"><p></p></div><p>Paid parking is available. Pay stations are located at the main entrance to the building and at the staff entrance on 28th Avenue. <br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1376" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Download parking rates for VCH facilities</a><br></p>49.2476573,-123.1254472<div class="ExternalClassAE967C99E1644DDDBB5EA44E84DB85A3"><p>All referrals must be made by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner. This program does not accept self-referrals. <br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-2012" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />GFS Adult Concussion Services (GFACS): Group Education Session Referral Form</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass0354CB9D9AC745A095898F4E56F11914"><p><a href="http://concussion.vch.ca/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />My Guide: Concussion</a> (an online self management to concussion care resource) open to all<br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-810" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Concussions: A Guide to Understanding Symptoms and Recovery </a><br></p><p><a href="http://www.brainstreams.ca/learn/injured-brain/concussion" target="_blank">Concussion 101 - Brainstreams</a><br></p><p><a href="http://www.parachutecanada.org/resources" target="_blank">Concussion Resources - Parachute Canada</a></p><p><a href="http://www.parachutecanada.org/downloads/resources/Concussion-ReturnToSport.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Return to SportStrategy - Parachute Canada</a><br></p><p><a href="http://www.cattonline.com/" target="_blank">Concussion Awareness training Tool</a><br></p><p><a href="https://braininjuryguidelines.org/concussion/index.php?id=154" target="_blank">Guidelines forConcussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Persistent Symptoms (3rdEdition, adults): Patient Version</a><br></p></div>GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

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