Concussion – Return to Play
Return to Play Checklist – Athlete
Do not return to play or any physical activity until you have been cleared by a medical professional (see steps for clearance below). If symptoms worsen, please consult a health care professional immediately.
Local Medical Facilities
*This is a list of medical facilities close to campus, you may use any of these or a facility of your choice.
Student Health Services
Sub 1, Suite 2300
(office) (703) 993-2831 *ask for the triage nurse after hours
INOVA Emergency Care Center
4315 Chain Bridge RD
Fairfax, VA 22030
*located adjacent to the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Ox Road (123) and School street.
INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital
3600 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax, VA 22033
*There will be a hold placed on your Mason Recreation facility and program access until you have been cleared for return to play. This policy is in place to protect individuals who may have experienced concussion like symptoms from further injuring themselves.
**You may only use Mason Recreation facilities while supervised by a INOVA athletic trainer or for academic classes.
Return to Play Steps
STEP 1: REMOVE Participants displaying concussion like symptoms or having sustained a suspected concussion MUST be removed from play immediately. Participants may not return to play until they have been evaluated by an
athletic trainer or other qualified medical professional.
STEP 2: REPORT Schedule a follow-up assessment with an Inova Health System athletic trainer within 24-72 hours. *There is no fee for this follow-up assessment
STEP 3: CLEARANCE Obtain written medical clearance from a qualified health care provider stating you are eligible to return to play. Please use the document provided on the concussion page of the Club Sports website. Completed forms
MUST be submitted to the Competitive Sports Office at the RAC, faxed to (703) 993-2510 or dropped off in the Club Sports mailbox in the RAC lobby.
STEP 4: VERIFICATION Participants may not return to play until you have received a confirmation
email from the Competitive Sports Office stating we have received your
paperwork and you are cleared to return to play.
Please contact Athletic Trainer if you have any questions or concerns regarding the return to play
or classroom process: email@example.com.