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About HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care

HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care was founded as a service of Righttime Medical Care to provide concussion education, evaluation, and treatment for patients of all ages who have sustained head injuries. Trained in the evaluation and management of mTBI, the HeadFirst medical team, together with the MedStar Concussion Clinic providers, work with a network of specialists to ensure patients receive optimal care. HeadFirst also provides ImPACT® baseline testing and post-injury testing for sports teams and individuals, and supports athletic trainers and coaches with a community-focused concussion awareness education program.

Anyone of any age with a suspected concussion can visit one of the Righttime Medical Care Centers, or one of the MedStar Urgent Care locations, for an immediate medical evaluation and subsequent referral to the concussion program.

Our concussion specialists work with primary care physicians, neuropsychologists, neurologists, athletic trainers, coaches, and school administrators, to optimize the appropriate individualized plan for a safe return to work, academics, and activity.

How to Refer Your Patient

Physician referrals can be made (or patients can call direct) by calling the appointment phone lines below between the hours of 8am and 6pm:

1) HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care: 855-748-4868
(includes HeadFirst locations in Silver Spring and Waugh Chapel, as well as HeadFirst virtual visits)

2) MedStar Sports Medicine Concussion Program: 888-44-SPORT
(locations in MD, DC, and VA)

3) MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network Concussion Clinic for patients with chronic, or lingering, symptoms: 202-877-1955
(locations in MD, DC, and VA)

After-hours, non-emergency: call 888-808-6483
Emergency: call 911

HeadFirst Concussion Management

Diagnosing a concussion through:

  • Physical exam by a provider trained in concussion management
  • Specialized subcortical neurological exam
  • Serial ImPACT® testing and analysis
  • Assess any need for imaging studies

Services within our continuum of care:

  • Education for the patient and caregivers
  • Establish follow-up care to help patient return to school, work, and physical activity
  • Document sharing with physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, teachers, employers, and others
  • Care plans for school, sports, and work
  • Specialist referrals if clinically indicated

Completion of care:

  • Upon discharge, discharge summary sent to primary care provider
  • Referral summary sent if patient is referred to a specialist 
  • Completed return to activity forms sent to PCP, and school, sports organizations, and/or employer

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