Play it Safe! Cardiac and Concussion Screenings for Young Athletes - Toms River

Community Medical Center and the Matthew J. Morahan, III Health Assessment Center for Athletes are offering free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes! Join them at the J. Hovnanian Health Science Building at Ocean County College on Saturday, May 6, between 8 am to noon. 

Cardiac Screening

  • Open to the first 75 athletes | 6-18 years old

Concussion Screening

  • Open to the first 75 athletes | 5-18 years old
  • Screenings are recommended to be repeated every 2 years.
  • For your safety this program requires masks to be worn by all participants in treatment areas

To request an appointment time, complete registration online. 

When preliminary testing to identify serious cardiac problems is provided to young athletes, sudden cardiac arrest and tragic deaths may be avoided. Ninety percent of sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes occur during or after athletic activities and hidden heart conditions are often the cause. This cardiac screening will help to identify children, age six to 18 years of age, who may require further testing or intervention.

The concussion baseline screening is for children, ages five to 18 years old. Having a concussion baseline study (ImPACT) can help identify issues in the future. Children five to 11 will be tested on an iPad which is much more game-like and makes the testing fun. If a child is believed to have suffered a head injury, this screening test may be used to evaluate the severity of the head injury and determine when it is safe to return to normal activities.

The screenings are being offered at Ocean County College in collaboration with Community Medical Center and the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, both part of RWJBarnabas Health. The Morahan Center provides education, evaluation and assessment of sports injury and sports-related cardiac and concussion screenings.

    H. Hovnanian Health Sciences Building (HOVN) at Ocean County College

    1 College Drive

    Building 102, Suite 103

    Toms River, NJ 08753

    Questions? Contact Kristine Field, CMC Community Outreach

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