For all MVLA family members who would like a concussion baseline test, MVLA has arranged a discounted price ($20 vs $40) for baseline concussion testing with an ImPACT credentialed provider at a local medical office – Direct Urgent Care (DUC) http://www.directurgentcare.com. DUC is credentialed by ImPACT to conduct both the pediatric baseline test for children 5-11, as well as the test for ages 12-59. (See resource links below for answers to many questions.)
What: ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing
Cost: $20 medical expense (Tell them you’re with MVLA to get the discount)
Where: Direct Urgent Care 1150 West El Camino Real (at Shoreline), Mountain View 94040
Who: interested MVLA players 5-19, MVLA Alumni and MVLA family members ages 5-59
When: Monday, Oct 2: 3-7pm Tuesday, Oct 3: 3-7pm Saturday, Oct 7: 9-12 Noon, Monday, October 9th 3-7pm, Tuesday, October 10 3-7pm, Saturday, October 14 9-12 (you can make an appt at http://www.directurgentcare.com/mountain-view)
Note that you get a copy of your test, you can have a copy sent to your doctor & DUC will keep the test on file – in case of concussion, DUC is open 7 days a week 9am-7pm and takes most insurance.
To make sure DUC has enough staff to run the 60 minute baseline test for all interested MVLA players, they have scheduled several time windows for MVLA families. If you can, please make an appointment (easy to do online http://www.directurgentcare.com/mountain-view) during these time frames on Oct 2, 3 and 7. If you prefer walking-in during these times, they will have extra staff in the office to help you.
DUC encourages you to try to make it in during these times when they have extra staff to take care of MVLA players, yet testing is available outside these times by appointment or walk-in.
From the CDC: “research suggests that most components of baseline testing be repeated annually to establish a valid test result for comparison. Baseline computerized or paper-pencil neuropsychological tests may be repeated every 2 years. However, more frequent neuropsychological testing may be needed if an athlete has sustained a concussion or if the athlete has a medical condition that could affect results of the test.”
“Baseline tests should only be conducted by a trained health care professional.”
From ImPACT: “ImPACT Applications recommends re-administering the baseline test annually in accordance with CDC guidelines.”
In case you’re interested in more information about concussions, the CDC offers HEADS UP to Youth Sports: a free online training course about concussions for parents and coaches
Here is Direct Urgent Care’s webpage for Concussions and Sports Injuries
Note that Direct Urgent Care is one of the few credentialed providers in the area for administering the ImPACT baseline test for all ages 5-11 & 12-59. https://www.impacttest.com/find_care_provider/