Baseline testing is one component of ThinkSMART!™, St. Charles Hospital's Comprehensive Concussion Management Program. Baseline testing involves taking a computerized neurocognitive exam, ideally before student athletes engage in the sports or activites which put them at risk of injury. The results of the computerized neurocognitive test can then act as a baseline against which St. Charles Hospital's concussion experts can compare brain function following a concussion. The comparison of test results is part of a complete assessment that assists our concussion physicians in developing an individual’s treatment plan for concussion.
For baseline testing, St. Charles chooses the imPACT™ computerized neurocognitive exam.
Clinicians from ThinkSMART!™, St. Charles Hospital's Concussion Management Program, partner with school districts to implement a concussion management protocol which includes baseline testing for student athletes. School districts interested in concussion education and/or baseline testing, please call (631) 476-5606.
Individual baseline testing is also available at St. Charles Hospital. If you wish to make an appointment for baseline testing, please call (631) 476-4323.