From the South (Manhattan):

Take H Hudson Pkwy/NY-9A N to Exit 14-I-95/Cross Bronx Expressway

Continue onto I-95 N to Exit 1C-D and merge onto I-87 N

Take Exit 4 and merge onto Cross County Pkwy E

Keep left and follow signs to merge onto Hutchinson Pkwy N

Take Exit 26W for Westchester Avenue W

Use the left lane to stay on Westchester Avenue and turn left onto Corporate Park Drive/Westchester Ln

Turn left onto Westchester Avenue E

Turn right into 1133 Westchester Avenue Office Park and continue down the road

HSS Westchester will be the 3rd building on the right-hand side

 

From the West (Bergen County, NJ/Rockland County, NY):

Take Palisades Interstate Pkwy N to exit 9E to merge onto I-287 E/I-87 S towards White Plains

Continue onto I-287 E

Take Exit 9A to merge onto Westchester Avenue

Turn right into 1133 Westchester Avenue Office Park and continue down the road

HSS Westchester will be the 3rd building on the right-hand side

 

From the North (Connecticut):

Take I-95 S to Exit 21 toward White Plains/Tappan Zee Bridge

Continue onto I-287 W

Take Exit 9N-S toward Merritt Pkwy/Hutchinson Pkwy/Whitestone Bridge and merge onto Westchester Avenue W

Use the left lane to stay on Westchester Avenue and turn left onto Corporate Park Drive/Westchester Ln

Turn left onto Westchester Avenue E

Turn right into 1133 Westchester Avenue Office Park and continue down the road

HSS Westchester will be the 3rd building on the right-hand side

Concussion Screening and Management

The Concussion Program at HSS Westchester provides expert and comprehensive care to patients suffering from concussions. Every concussion is unique, and patients are evaluated and treated by a multidisciplinary team of experts to target all of the different symptoms that arise after a head injury. HSS Westchester offers highly specialized treatment and provides the multi-faceted care needed to return our patients to sport and physical activity as safely and quickly as possible.

What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head or a blow to the body with the force transmitted to the head. It can happen during any activity. A concussion can affect the normal function of the brain. You do not need to lose consciousness to have a concussion.

Danger Signs

If you have or are observed to have the danger signs listed below, please dial 911 or head to your nearest ER.

  • Worsening headache that does not subside
  • Weakness, numbness, decreased coordination
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Change in mental status- drowsy, stupor
  • Unequal pupils
  • Convulsions, seizure
  • Cannot recognize people or places
  • Increasing confusion, agitation
  • Unusual behavior
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Prolonged crying in children
  • Child will not eat
 

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Treatment

Getting appropriate care will help you recover as quickly and safely as possible. Recovery from concussion may include resting your brain from normal cognitive activities. You may need to gradually return to normal routines while your brain heals. Recovery is different for each person but limiting activities to levels that will not increase concussion symptoms is the primary goal.

Evaluation

If you do not have any concussion danger signs and would like to make an appointment with a physician specialized in the evaluation of concussions, headaches, or head trauma, please call the HSS Concussion Helpline during normal business hours: 877-542-9398

Initial Evaluation Services

  • Clinical Interview
  • Physical examination
  • Balance assessment
  • Vestibular and ocular motor screening
  • Symptom evaluation
  • Neurological testing

Further Treatment

  • Vestibular and ocular motor therapy
  • Physical exertion training
  • Return-to-play progression therapy
  • Pain management
  • Medication management
  • Sports psychology
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Integrative medicine
 

Initial Evaluation Providers

Further Care Providers