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An annual assessment of your athlete's brain health, starting with a baseline test, should be a routine part of their preventive health care.

A baseline test should be performed at the beginning of each sports season to document your athlete's brain health. We'll learn about how her or his brain functions when healthy. That way, should a head injury occur, we can compare to the baseline results, already knowing exactly what your athlete's brain should look like.

Schedule an appointment for a baseline test with us at one of our UM Urgent Care locations.

What to Expect

Baseline testing is available to anyone over the age of nine. It is simple, painless and only requires a few steps:

  • Register: Patient or parent/legal guardian (if patient is younger than the age of 18) registers online prior to testing day by visiting our registration portal.
  • Schedule: Select an arrival time in advance of your baseline test by clicking on a participating center. Concussion Management is now available at many of our UM Urgent Care centers.
  • Arrive and Test: Arrive at the selected facility during your pre-selected arrival time. Our trained staff will conduct about 20 minutes of testing which consists of:
    • Symptoms collection: Patients note any symptoms or pain they are experiencing
    • Four cognitive tests are administered on a tablet
    • Eight 30-second balance tests
  • Complete: Results are saved in the ClearEdge Portal and can be accessed by a UMMS provider if ever needed for comparison after an injury occurs.

Baseline tests are $75 and are not covered by insurance.

About ClearEdge Brain Health Toolkit

ClearEdge is a toolkit with devices that assess balance and cognitive function, as well as collects your symptoms and injury history. Its devices are very sensitive to subtle changes in balance and cognitive efficiency. It will indicate if there has been a significant change in your balance and/or cognition. The ClearEdge Toolkit offers baseline and post-event testing, allowing healthcare providers the ability to compare post-event tests with healthy baseline tests to assess brain health, and help determine treatment and recovery recommendations.