Read My Guide: Concussion (an
online self management to concussion care resource) open to all.
The GF Strong Adult Concussion Services (GFACS) offers 2 streams of service:
GFACS Group Education Session
GFACS Rehabilitation Program
All GFACS services, including group education, are available through a video-based virtual platform during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clients are referred to the GFACS: Group Education Session
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 depression/anxiety, sleep, and headaches in individuals following concussion as per Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) 3rd Edition Guideline for Concussion / Mild TBI.
Clients who attended the GFACS: Group Education Session and continues to have persistent concussion symptoms may be referred to GFACS: Rehabilitation Program. 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.
Individuals with ICBC or Worksafe BC related injuries are NOT eligible for GF Strong Adult Concussion Services.
GF Strong Adult Concussion Services is for adults only. For information
about concussion support for adolescents aged 12 to 18, please visit MyGuide
Concussion: Teen Edition.
Criteria for GFACS: Group Education Session referral
Live within VCH
Aged 18 + years old
Diagnosis of concussion/mTBI less than 1 year ago
An Occupational Therapist provides a group based education about concussion, concussion recovery, and self-management strategies.
Referred by a physician or nurse practitioner using the attached GFACS referral form.
Criteria for the GFACS: Rehabilitation Program:
Same admission criteria as the Group Education Session
Attended GFACS: Group Education Session
Experiencing prolonged concussion symptoms
Provide a time-limited concussion treatment emphasizing self-management.
Possible team members include: Occupational Therapist, Physiatrist, Psychologist, Physical Therapist, and Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor.
Referral form for Rehabilitation Program is provided to the primary care provider following client's attendance to the GFACS group education session.
All referrals must be made by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner. This program does not accept self-referrals.
Paid parking is available. Pay stations are located at the main entrance to the building and at the staff entrance on 28th Avenue.