Head Injury

If your child was seen at an Emergency Department

Most children who have had a minor head injury can be safely sent home after being evaluated and observed for a short time. If we believe your child’s head injury is not severe, we still encourage you to keep a close eye on them and to seek medical help if you notice any of the following:

  • vomiting that continues for 4 - 6 hours after the injury occurred
  • severe or worsening headache
  • increasing drowsiness or difficulty waking your child up
  • behavior that is not normal
  • confusion or memory loss
  • stiff neck
  • seizure
  • difficulty walking, talking or seeing
  • weakness or numbness in any part of the body