GF Strong Adult Concussion Services (GFACS)

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:

  1. GFACS Group Education Session

  2. GFACS Rehabilitation Program

COVID-19 update

All GFACS services, including group education, are available through a video-based virtual platform during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

GFACS service model

  • 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.

GFACS: Group Education Session

  • 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.

GFACS: Rehabilitation Program

  • 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.

GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

4255 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 2G9
Phone: (604) 737-6291
Fax: (604) 730-7904


All referrals must be made by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner. This program does not accept self-referrals. 

GFS Adult Concussion Services (GFACS): Group Education Session Referral Form

Parking & transportation

Paid parking is available. Pay stations are located at the main entrance to the building and at the staff entrance on 28th Avenue. 

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