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TBI Outpatient Program

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Outpatient Program uses an interdisciplinary approach toward providing unique and individualized treatment to patients with traumatic brain injury and their families, with a goal of improving their quality of life.

The TBI Outpatient Program

Patients who are seen in the TBI Outpatient Program are scheduled for an initial evaluation with a provider specializing in traumatic brain injury (TBI):

  • Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) / Brain Injury Medicine Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant

After a thorough examination and cognitive screening, a customized plan of care is developed to address your specific areas of concern. You may be referred to members of our interdisciplinary team, which include:

  • Developmental Optometrist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist / Neurovision Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapist / Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Audiologist / Vestibular Assessment
  • Social Services
  • Recreation Therapist

Team members will perform an initial evaluation and establish an individualized treatment plan based on symptoms and individual needs. This information is reviewed regularly with the provider.

Below are just some examples of hour our TBI Outpatient Program helps:

Vision

Visual symptoms can be common after TBI. Learn about common visual symptoms, tips to help, and the treatment we provide.

Mental Health

Learn about common emotional changes following TBI, as well as how sleep can play a role. 

Resources

State and county resources along with insurance and billing questions are here to help. In addition, there are resources to help you manage food and grocery needs.

More information:

Self Care

Taking care of yourself while recovering from a TBI is so important to enhance your healing. Simple things like drinking water, walking and positive thinking can help.

For Caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one who has sustained a severe TBI? That can be tough especially in times like these. We offer you suggestions to help.

Staying Active

TBI "symptom friendly" activities keep your mind and body busy at a time when we need to stay home and stay safe.

To Schedule an Appointment

New patients need a referral from their primary care doctor, an emergency department visit, or from another provider. Referrals should be faxed to our Referral Center at fax: 612-873-1635. Referral Center phone number: 612-873-6663.

If you are uninsured or need financial assistance, visit our Financial Assistance page.

Current patients should call 612-873-9494 for scheduling, to talk with the TBI nurse, or for assistance with forms.

Questions about the TBI Outpatient Program? Call 612-873-4172.

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Learn more about Traumatic Brain Injury:

What is a Brain Injury?

Mild, moderate or severe. Every brain injury is serious.  

Symptoms of a Brain Injury

Brain injury symptoms can appear right away or in a few days. 

Brain Injury Prevention

Not all, but many brain injuries can be avoided. 

Brain Injury Research

Hennepin Healthcare is a leader in cutting edge research.

TBI in Seniors

Brain injuries in seniors who fall are often overlooked. 

TBI Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation after a brain injury can be tough - we are the right partner. 

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredits the Traumatic Brain Injury Center Interdisciplinary Outpatient Rehabilitation Programs:  Brain Injury Program for adults, children and adolescents.  This accreditation demonstrates the TBI Outpatient Program’s commitment to quality improvement, safety and patient satisfaction by achieving the highest level of accreditation for this program.   The surveyors commented that: “The interdisciplinary outpatient brain injury specialty program has several innovative initiatives due to a creative and talented team that includes neuro vision rehabilitation as well as comprehensive interdisciplinary staff with brain injury specialists in occupational therapy, speech language pathology, neuropsychology, psychology, social work, nursing and physical therapy.”

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Contact

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Min Jeong Park Graf, MBBS

Medical Director

Traumatic Brain Injury Outpatient Program

612-873-9494

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Kary Lehman Briner, MS, LICSW

Interim Traumatic Brain Injury Outpatient Program Manager

612-873-3284

[email protected]