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Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

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Admissions and Referrals

VA’s Polytrauma System of Care (PSC) provides a full range of rehabilitation services for all enrolled Veterans and for Service Members covered by TRICARE authorization, who have sustained polytrauma, TBI or other acquired brain injury and:

  • Have physical, cognitive, or emotional impairments and disability due to trauma,
  • Are medically stable enough to allow safe transport to and management by the PSC program,
  • Have potential to benefit from rehabilitation services provided by the program

These are general guidelines about who may be served in a Polytrauma System of Care program. If you need more specific information, please contact one of the polytrauma programs listed below.

Referrals for admission into a PSC program are accepted from sources within the VA medical center where the program is located, other VA medical centers, the Department of Defense sources, TRICARE, self-referral or family referral, and non-VA community providers.

If you believe that you or somebody you know has TBI and may benefit from rehabilitation, contact your local VA and ask for the Polytrauma/TBI Point of Contact. TBI care in the VA is available throughout the entire Polytrauma System of Care, which includes the 5 Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers, 5 Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Programs (PTRP), 23 Polytrauma Network Sites (PNS), 87 Polytrauma Support Clinic Teams (PSCT) and 39 Polytrauma Points of Contact (POC).