The Pediatric Brain Injury Program's continuum of care provides for ongoing services for children admitted to Hennepin Healthcare's Level I Pediatric Trauma Center with a diagnosis of acquired brain injury, which includes traumatic brain injury, stroke, anoxic brain injury and abusive head trauma. Severity ranges from a minor injury, which may involve only a short overnight stay, to the severely injured who may require a lengthy stay in critical care for many weeks with intensive rehabilitation therapy services.
Our program also offers outpatient services for those who have been hospitalized here following an injury, as well as those that are referred to us from other providers or even their parents. Our program follows children and adolescents shortly after an injury or even years later.
Children age 12 and younger are seen by a pediatric neurologist in our Pediatric Brain Injury Clinic.
Adolescents age 13 and older are seen by a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation provider in our Traumatic Brain Injury Outpatient Program.