Head Injury Assessment and Treatment Services
Head Injury Assessment and Treatment Services (HIATS) provides early intervention consisting of assessment and treatment services for brain injured workers and with a goal of improved durable return to work rates.
Description of services
Length of service
Description of services
The following assessment and treatment services are available:
- Concussion Clinic: provides screening services to Injured Workers who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury less than 12 weeks old, and have not returned to work. Consists of an Intake/Education session, which may or may not also include a Cognitive Screen.
- Comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessment: provides a comprehensive analysis/report of brain functioning that will determine if the Injured Worker has sustained a brain injury, the extent of the injury and the effect of the injury on the Injured Worker’s function (cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, motor skills, personality, and employment).
- Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Assessment: determine the severity of the injury event, the effect of the injury on the Injured Worker’s function, and provides recommendations for rehabilitation and return-to-work. Includes a Medical Exam, Comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessment and Neuro-Occupational Therapy Assessment.
- Medical Examination: clarifies the medical issues related to brain injury and must be performed prior to the Injured Worker engaging in any active assessment or treatment service.
- Functional Screening Assessment: ensures the Injured Worker is functionally ready to engage in an active rehabilitation program or return to work.
- Neuro-Occupational Therapy Assessment: through the administration of standardized tests in conjunction with work simulation activities, determines the Injured Worker’s cognitive, perceptual and interpersonal skills as they relate to a successful return-to-work.
- Psychological Services: provides an assessment of psychosocial barriers to recovery and return-to-work.
- Speech and Language Pathology Services: identifies, assesses, evaluates, treats, and educates regarding communication disorders that are a result of the Injured Worker’s brain injury.
- Physical Therapy Services: provides physical rehabilitation for Injured Workers who require stand alone single discipline services as a result of a compensable brain injury.
- Occupational Therapy Services: provides rehabilitation for Injured Workers who require stand alone single discipline services as a result of a compensable brain injury.
- Vestibular Rehabilitation Services: provides vestibular rehabilitation for Injured Workers who demonstrate dizziness, vertigo, and/or balance issues as a result of a compensable brain injury.
- Facilitated Work Services: category of services, including a Job Site Visit, and GRTW Planning, Implementation and Monitoring for Injured Workers who have sustained a compensable brain injury.
- Head Injury Assessment Services (HIAS): provides a comprehensive individualized evaluation of the cognitive, physical, interpersonal, and vocational functioning of an Injured Worker; offered by a multi-disciplinary team.
- Interdisciplinary Treatment for Head Injury 1 and 2: multi-disciplinary treatment programs consisting of individual and/or group treatment as required to maximize the cognitive, psychosocial, behavioural, physical and functional ability of the Injured Worker.
These services are designed for workers who have a suspected or diagnosed brain injury.
Length of service
Length of the assessments varies depending on the service requested.
Head Injury Assessment and Treatment Services are offered at WorkSafeBC approved clinics through:
- Back In Motion, Surrey
- Lifemark , Vancouver
- CBI, Victoria
- Lifemark, Kelowna (Assessment Services only)
Workers are referred for Head Injury Assessment and Treatment Services by a WorkSafeBC officer.
- June 13, 2013 (PDF 46kb)
- June 13, 2013 - Approved Interpretation Services Provider List (PDF 274kb)
- March 19, 2013 (PDF 102kb)
- January 7, 2013 - BC Family Day (PDF 65kb)
- November 16, 2012 (PDF 65kb)
- November 15, 2012 (PDF 73kb)
- November 14, 2012 (PDF 93kb)
- October 10, 2012 (PDF 285kb)
- July 5, 2012 (PDF 205kb)
- May 1, 2012 (PDF 214kb)
- January 13, 2012 (PDF 90kb)
- November 17, 2011 (PDF 84kb)
- October 26, 2011 (PDF 66kb)
- October 18, 2011 (PDF 53kb)
- October 12, 2011 (PDF 105kb)
- July 7, 2011 (PDF 59kb)
- July 23, 2010 (PDF 42kb)
- February 19, 2010 (PDF 23kb)
- September 1, 2009 (PDF 34kb)
- June 6, 2009 (PDF 34kb)
For program inquiries please call Health Care Services at 604 232-7787, toll-free 1 866 244-6404. Or visit Head Injury Assessment and Treatment Services Contact Details for more information.