Baseline Testing for Individual Athletes

Vanderbilt offers comprehensive baseline testing for individual athletes ages 5 years and older. We also offer baseline testing for teams that can be done in our facility (ages 12 and older).  Our baseline tests are validated, which means all tests are taken in our facilities under expert supervision.  The cost of a baseline test is 30.00.  This is an out of pocket charge.  Insurance will not pay for concussion baseline testing. The testing will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Benefits of Baseline Testing

Gives a useful comparison against post-concussion abilities
Gives medical providers knowledge to create personalized plans for recovery and return to play
Can allow athletes to return to play sooner since since coaches, athletes, parents and trainers will know goals of recovery

If an athlete who has had baseline testing suffers a concussion, we can use this data to measure:

Complexity of the injury
Brain systems affected
When it’s safe to return to play

Baseline Testing Group Packages

Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center prepares, educates and serves athletes, parents, coaches, administrators and physicians across Middle Tennessee on the effects of concussions.

The VSCC’s comprehensive program offers personalized packages to teams, schools, and other organizations to help them offer our same high standard of care to athletes.

Packages include:

Comprehensive baseline testing 
Onsite training for staff members
VSCC educational materials
Direct access to VSCC providers​

Our baseline package includes:

Balance Assessment
Individual Neurologic History
Computerized Neurocognitive Evaluation (Pediatric ImPACT for ages 5-11; ImPACT for ages 12 and older) 

We recommend student-athletes have a new baseline test every 2 years.