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Traveling to UPMC for Concussion Services

At the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, we strive to make the concussion treatment process easy to manage.

Since 2000, we have provided expert, custom concussion care to countless athletes and everyday people from around the globe.

If you travel to see our concussion experts, your appointments will occur in one day and often at the same location. Our skilled team treats high school, college, and pro athletes from the MLB, NHL, and NFL – as well as anyone who sustains a concussion.

What to Expect at Your In-Person Visit

If you're travelling from out of town, we've outlined what to expect during your in-person visit. Our staff will also provide materials and guidance to make planning your trip as seamless as possible.

We spread out your appointments across the morning and mid-afternoon, so you finish in one day.

A first visit often includes:

After your exam, we'll design an at-home treatment plan tailored to your type of concussion and specific needs for recovery.

This may involve:

  • Targeted physical rehab.
  • Exercise.
  • Medicine, in some cases.

Please note that some people may not need all of the tests and exams below:

  • Neuropsychological exam to discuss your injury and symptoms. You'll also have computer-based cognitive tests and a vestibular ocular motor screening to look for any balance or vision problems.
  • Vestibular assessment/therapy to test balance, dizziness, and vision problems. You'll learn ways to retrain the brain and receive a home exercise plan, if needed.
  • Exertion therapy to focus on increasing heart rate in a careful and precise way through exercise, strength training, and other activities.
  • Medication assessment to discuss adding a prescription to your treatment plan to help with concussion symptoms.

Video Visits

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we've made it easier than ever to get an initial concussion assessment. Via video visit, you can meet with Michael "Micky" Collins, PhD, and our team of experts.

We might ask you to travel to Pittsburgh for further evaluation and treatment after a video visit. But some people are able to recover by following their treatment plan from home.

Whether in person or online, our program makes your care seamless. We're here for you from the point of injury, through treatment with each expert, and all the way to recovery.

Learn more about video visits. Or to see if you're eligible for a video visit, call us at 412-432-3681.

Concussion Care in Pittsburgh

UPMC Rooney Sports Complex
3200 S. Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Located on Pittsburgh's South Side, the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex is one of the leading sports medicine facilities in the United States and is training home to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Panthers. This dynamic facility features UPMC Sports Medicine experts and is on the cutting edge of research and treatment.

UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex
8000 Cranberry Springs Dr.
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Located off Interstate 79 outside Pittsburgh, the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex outpatient facility is also the Pittsburgh Penguins training home. Athletes and active people seek best-in-class injury prevention, treatment, and return-to-play services from our experts.

Learn more about traveling to Pittsburgh and lodging options.

Travel Assistance for International Patients

UPMC offers help for international patients who seek care in Pittsburgh or at UPMC ISMETT in Palermo, Italy.

A passion for innovation lies at the heart of what we do. Our internationally recognized clinical and research programs translate this into advanced, custom care for patients from around the world.

UPMC Traveling Patient Services makes the journey more convenient. It does this with support services that help patients and their families navigate UPMC. Our team assists patients with needs such as:

  • Clinical care coordination.
  • Housing support and recreation.
  • Translation services.
  • Travel coordination.

Together, we help people reach UPMC in the most comfortable, stress-free manner possible.

Learn more about UPMC Traveling Patient Services.

For information and assistance, please contact UPMC Traveling Patient Services at:

UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program

Learn more about the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.