Sports Concussion Program
The UCSF Sports Concussion Program is the region's premier center for evaluating and treating sports-related concussions. Our team includes experts from specialties such as sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuropsychology and neurology. With this combined expertise, we can evaluate, diagnose and manage virtually any sports concussion and help athletes safely recover and even return to sports.
Patients can be seen by several specialists in one location on the same day.
A sports concussion can be a very serious brain injury. Concussions can be caused by a blow to the head, neck or body. They require immediate diagnosis and management.
Symptoms of a concussion include:
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
- Dizziness or problems with balance or coordination
- Insomnia or excessive sleepiness
The Bay Area Concussion and Brain Injury Program is a collaboration by experts at UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
One of the nation’s best in orthopedics
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
Our research initiatives
UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery Research
UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Research
The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has several research programs dedicated to investigating different areas of musculoskeletal health care, such as hip, knee and spine surgery.