Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

HEADS UP to Health Care Providers

Timely recognition and appropriate response is important in treating a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussion. Health care providers can play a key role in helping to prevent a concussion and to improve a patient's health outcomes through early diagnosis, management, and appropriate referral.

CDC has created practical, easy-to-use clinical information and tools for health care providers and their patients, including free online training that offers free continuing education credits.

Online Concussion Training

photo: training loaded on a tablet

Free online concussion training for health care providers.


Tools for Providers

thumbnail image of PDF

Concussion diagnostic and assessment tools for health care providers.


Discharge Instructions

tuhmbnail image of PDF

Discharge instructions and patient handouts.


Return to Play Management

photo: doctor and a young athlete

Return to play progression guidelines and management information.