Concussion Clinic

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Hours of Service

Wednesdays and Fridays:
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Patient Eligibility

  • University of Nebraska students from all campuses
  • Community members
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Services Covered By Student Fees

  • Concussion Clinic services are not covered by student fees

Get Diagnosed and Treated for a Concussion

A concussion is a mild brain injury caused by a blow to the head, face or body. Concussions may cause loss of consciousness, but not all do. Patients may have a variety of symptoms that require specialized care from an experienced qualified provider.

At the concussion clinic, our expert neuropsychologist can diagnose concussions as well as treat and manage symptoms. We help students get the therapy they need to fully restore all brain function and transition back into physical activity and schoolwork. We also clear student-athletes to return to their sport following a concussive episode.

Common reasons to visit the clinic include:

  • Car accidents
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Alcohol-related falls
  • Sports-related head injuries
  • And any other inadvertent injury to the head

Appointments

Concussion Clinic services are available on Wednesdays and Fridays by appointment only. Call 402-472-5000 to schedule.

A doctor’s referral is not required to receive care, but some insurance plans may require a doctor's referral for coverage. Please contact your insurance carrier before scheduling your first appointment.

Cost

Concussion Clinic visits are considered specialty appointments and are not covered by student fees. There are charges for each visit. To determine how much your visit will cost, we recommend contacting your health insurance provider for coverage information. Patients are responsible for any charges not covered by insurance.

Learn more about cost and insurance.

Prepare for Your Appointment

Send your records: Have your primary care provider fax your medical records to the University Health Center. The health center fax number is 402.472.4593.

Parking: There are reserved parking stalls in the East Stadium parking lot marked "East Stadium Research Labs"

Location: The Concussion Clinic is located at 800 Stadium Drive inside Memorial Stadium.

  • Enter through Gate 18, the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab
  • Take the elevator up to Level C
  • Follow Nebraska Medicine signage to find the check-in desk
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you have a concussion without losing consciousness?

Yes, losing consciousness isn’t required for the brain to experience a concussion.

What are some lesser-known symptoms of a concussion?

Concussions can cause more than just headaches. Other symptoms include dizziness and nausea (especially when reading, using a computer, or driving), emotional or behavioral changes and sleep disruptions.

How long does it take to recover from a concussion?

Meet Our Staff

Kathryn Higgins

Kathryn L Higgins, PsyD, ABPP-CN

Board-certified clinical neuropsychologist

Undergraduate: Psychology and Theology from Fresno Pacific University
Masters: Experimental Psychology from California State University, Fresno
Doctorate: Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Neuropsychology from Forrest Institute of Professional Psychology
Fellowship: Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cerebral Brain and Biology Behavior

I have worked for Nebraska Medicine since 2019. One thing I love about my job is that I get to work with college-aged students. They are often invested in their recovery and have rehabilitation goals they want to achieve. It’s exciting to watch their hard work and see them get better. I also enjoy working with young adults because their injury mechanisms vary widely, and they are a diverse group of patients. In addition to my work here, I also am a truck driver in the Nebraska National Guard. Two fun facts about me: I have two cats (one of which weighs 20 pounds), and I have 12 nieces and nephews.