The Sports Medicine Program provides free ImPACT baseline concussion screenings for high school, middle school, youth and collegiate student-athletes in Boyceville, Colfax, Elmwood, Glenwood City and Menomonie.


ImPACT Baseline Testing Events

Young athletes are invited to a testing session to assess pre-concussion brain function. Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Age 10 or older
  • Participate in a club or individual sport
  • Do not participate in free screenings through middle or high school sports

Tuesday, Aug. 6 and Wednesday, Aug. 7 | 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Mayo Clinic Health System, Menomonie, Main Entrance

More information & register | ImPACT Parental Permission Slip

About the ImPACT Program

The athletic trainers (AT) administer tests that assess key functions affected by a concussion. This data serves as a comparison after a concussion to assist recovery.

  • If a student-athlete experiences a concussion during the season, he/she is retested in conjunction with a clinic examination by an ImPACT trained provider. These visits are billed to the patient or his/her insurance company.
  • ImPACT-trained providers compare post-concussion data to the baseline data to determine when it is safe for the student-athlete to return to activity. If no comparative data is available, the post-concussion data is compare to normative data.
  • This information helps physicians determine the student-athletes’ post-concussion neurocognitive status and when it is safe for the student-athlete to return to activity. 


  • The Greater Menomonie Area Community Foundation - Funded baseline concussion screenings for local high school through 2012.
  • Internal Endowment Grant - Funds ImPACT concussion baseline testing and ImPACT education for providers in 2013. Allows free testing for youth and middle school student-athletes from the communities listed above as well as University of Wisconsin-Stout student-athletes. It also allows for continued support of high school student athletes.