The Adolescent Complex Concussion Clinic (ACCC) is a multi-disciplinary team specializing in treating school-aged adolescent who are slow to recover from a concussion.
Referrals are screened and the adolescent is scheduled to see the members of the team who are the most appropriate to be involved in his/her care.
Physiatry Criteria for referral:
Aged 12-17 years or 18 year old in high school diagnosed with a concussion in the last 18 months.
Is either MORE than 1 month post-concussion with persistent symptoms OR less than 1 month with ONE of the following risk factor(s): prior concussion(s), history of learning disability, diagnosis of ADHD or other developmental disability, history of migraine/headaches, history of depression/mood disorders/anxiety, and/or sleep disorder.
Must have been seen by the local general physician, pediatrician, and/or concussion clinic but now needs specialized provincial service due to the unresolved complex persistent concussion symptoms.
Physician referrals only.
Exclusion: severe/untreated substance use disorder and mental health condition.
Possible team members include:
GF Strong School Program Teacher
Social work (Limited service ? with referral from)