HeadsUP Pittsburgh is a partnership between UPMC Sports Medicine and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to offer baseline concussion testing, as well as educational programs, to athletes in every major sport, cheerleading, dance, and countless other physical activities.
2020 marks the tenth year of the HeadsUP Pittsburgh program. Since 2011, HeadsUP has baseline tested over 20,000 young people across 31 different sports and provided concussion education awareness to over 50,000 parents, coaches, referees, and teachers. The program has expanded each year to serve more youth across the region and include a wider spectrum of sports.
UPMC Sports Medicine is incredibly grateful for the continued support from the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, as they not only fund the program but also provide increased exposure and education about the importance of proper concussion testing and treatment, especially in youth sports.
No matter what type of care you need, UPMC is here for you. And we’re taking measures to help you feel safe in our facilities. We are screening staff and patients for symptoms, limiting visitors, requiring mask use, and cleaning and sanitizing our locations regularly. Therefore, summer 2020 baseline concussion testing through HeadsUP will still be offered in limited form from Monday, June 29th through Friday, July 31st at the following locations:
This summer, we are offering the adult test only, free of charge for athletes ages 10-14 and for a small fee for athletes ages 15+. The pediatric test (ages 5-9) requires the examiner and athlete to be in close proximity to each other, so for the health and safety of all parties we will not be offering this test. Once it is acceptable to offer the pediatric test safely for all parties, we will resume pediatric testing. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Registrations are on a first-come-first-serve basis. We strongly urge you to register your athlete as early as possible to avoid missing your chance for the test. To register, please follow these links:
To access test-day materials, please follow these links:
Prior to your testing appointment, please complete and bring the UPMC Sports Medicine Demographic and Background Information form (PDF).Visit the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program to see our services »