Post-Concussion Syndrome


Post-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder with many symptoms: headaches, dizziness, nausea, unable to focus, to name a few. It may last for days, weeks and sometimes months after the injury that caused the concussion. Furthermore, many, many young athletes have incurred multiple concussions. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury, usually occurring after a blow to the head. Loss of consciousness is not required for a diagnosis of concussion or post-concussion syndrome. In fact, the risk of post-concussion syndrome does not appear to be associated with the severity of the initial injury.

Many people in Illinois would like to get their Illinois Medical Card to help with their post-concussive syndrome. Unfortunately, most patients do not have an official diagnosis of post-concussive syndrome and are unable to get the card and the help they would like.

Innovative Express Care can help diagnose and treat your post-concussive syndrome. We do an evaluation which includes a discussion of our patients’ injuries, their symptoms, and treatment modalities.

We are here to help you by guiding you through the process of getting the Illinois Medical Card.

Costs:

We charge $175 for this evaluation. The evaluation and diagnosis of Post-Concussion Syndrome is not covered by insurance.

It is done via telemedicine by an Innovative Express Care provider with 1 visit.

If you would like to get evaluated for post-concussive syndrome, please click on the appointment box below. After you book an appointment, you will get a text and email for the date/time you requested. You will be going to a website of our telemedicine software (Chiron Health). Here you will put in a username/password and credit card for payment. You will need go to this website (or use the app if you are doing it via your phone) 5 minutes prior to your appointment time. You will not be charged until we talk. If you are not diagnosed with post-concussive syndrome, you will not be charged.

If you are diagnosed with post-concussive syndrome, you will then be scheduled to see a physician at Innovative Express Care to get certified for the Illinois Medical Card (there must be 1 in-person visit for the card). This will be discussed at your evaluation.

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