TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
If a service member has suffered a concussion and has lingering signs and symptoms that date from that concussion, they may benefit from evaluation and treatment at the Intrepid Spirit Center, Womack Army Medical Center. They should talk with their primary care manager if they are unsure about the symptoms they are experiencing. Soldiers who have sustained a concussive injury within the last 7 days can be seen by the Concussion Care Clinic as a walk in between the hours of 0730-0830 Monday through Friday, excluding all Federal Holidays. All other Soldiers who have received a referral from their Primary Care Provider may schedule an appointment by calling 910-907-7777. Service members are seen by appointment Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Family Members and Retrirees are scheduled on a space available basis.
Concussion Care Clinic
The Concussion Care Clinic (CCC), Department of Brain Injury Medicine, is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of patients who have sustained a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). This includes treatment in the acute injury period, as well as management of patients with persistent post-concussive symptoms (PPCS). Patients seen in the acute period (0-7 days) after concussion are provided education, duty restriction, and treatment to optimize chances of complete and quick recovery. For patients with PPCS, clinic care providers perform a detailed history and physical examination in order to better identify the cause of each persistent symptom, and customize a treatment program. Clinicians within the CCC coordinate and supervise any rehabilitation services deemed necessary, and ultimately make recommendations regarding physical limitations and fitness for duty of active duty patients. In conjunction with the Soldier Readiness Centers, the CCC conducts post-deployment screening. This includes educating redeploying Soldiers on concussion, TBI, and PPCS; and ensuring access to the clinic as required. In addition to clinical care, providers within the CCC also perform educational sessions on topics such as concussion, TBI, and PPCS for other medical providers and various units/agencies of the Fort Bragg community.
The Neuro-Rehabilitation Clinic (NRC), Department of Brain Injury Medicine, utilizes a multidisciplinary evaluation to better determine the etiology of persistent post concussive symptoms (PPCS). They provide comprehensive treatment for functional deficits associated with concussion/ traumatic brain injury. The NRC provides neuropsychological assessment, cognitive, vestibular and vision rehabilitation, as well as patient education.These services are provided via Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, NeuroPsychology, NeuroOptometry, and Social Work. Team members meet regularly to discuss individualized patient goals and progress, making changes as needed to ensure maximum recovery. In conjunction with the Concussion Care Clinic, staff of the NRC develop individualized treatment plan to maximize recovery. Programs developed to assist and evaluate this recovery include: Intensive OutpatientPrograms Agility, Performance Assessment of Recovery (PAR), Physical Assessment of Concussion related Exertion (PACE), Aquatics.
Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics
According to DoDI 6490.03, all Service Members and Department of the Army (DA) civilian employees must have a current ANAM within 12 months prior to deployment if they are deploying to a location for a period of 30 days or longer without a fixed military treatment facility. Please contact the ANAM team to schedule a mass pre-deployment ANAM briefing/assessment for your unit. Individuals (NOT groups) who need to complete their ANAM for pre-deployment reasons will be seen on a walk in basis according to the posted schedule. Please call the ANAM site for current schedule. Additionally, all post injury ANAMS should be requested to the ANAM Team by a care provider and will be expedited.