The Headache/Concussion Program at UT Southwestern Pediatric Group at Plano provides timely and comprehensive headache and concussion care to children, helping to keep them out of the Emergency Department and providing specialist care in a more comfortable environment.
Our pediatric neurology program is ranked No. 17 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Children’s Hospital rankings, and we have one of the nation’s premier treatment centers for brain trauma.
We are also at the forefront of new neurologic discoveries and brain research to pioneer new evaluations and treatments.
Our multidisciplinary concussion program provides comprehensive patient care for concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from sports injuries, accidents, falls, and other scenarios. Our team includes physicians, neuropsychologists, and nurse practitioners who are trained specialists in brain injuries, as well as physical, speech, and occupational therapists. We know how important routines are to children – and we work collaboratively to get kids back to their school and sport activities safely.
Our pediatric specialists offer expert care for children who experience chronic headaches, including cluster headaches and migraine headaches. Our neurologists are board certified in headache medicine, and our nurse practitioners are trained in this specialty.
In an emergency situation, call 911 or seek emergency care.
Preparing for Your Appointment
To facilitate ongoing communication, we recommend patients sign up with MyChart, which allows patients to communicate directly with doctors, request prescription refills, update contact information, view test results, and request clinic appointments. You will also be able to complete our patient questionnaire online through MyChart. Sign in to or sign up for MyChart.
On the day of the appointment, please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time for parking and registration. We do our best to see patients at their scheduled appointment time.
Please bring the following items:
- Current insurance card
- Method of payment
- Current medications
Canceling an Appointment
If you need to cancel an appointment, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance so we can accommodate other patients.
Prescriptions and Refills
It is very important that your child does not run out of their medication. Be sure that you have sufficient refills to last until your next appointment. We are happy to email a prescription to your pharmacy upon request.
If you run out of refills, please call your pharmacy, and your pharmacist will fax a refill request to us. Please allow us 24 to 48 hours to process refill requests.