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Welcome to the Hines Polytrauma Network Site

The Hines Polytrauma Network Site is one of 23 facilities in the country designed to provide long-term rehabilitative care to Veterans and Servicemembers who experienced severe injuries (including brain injuries) to more than one organ system.  For more information about Polytrauma, visit the national Polytrauma System of Care page.

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Mental Health Support/Veterans Crisis Line

Many Veterans with Polytrauma injuries also need mental health support.  If you or someone you know is having trouble readjusting to civilian life, is having trouble sleeping, or is experiencing mood swings, depression, or other signs of extreme stress, we can offer free or low-cost assistance and care. 

Veterans Crisis Line.

Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255)

For immediate help, call the National Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your call is confidential and can also be anonymous. Or, you may have a confidential online conversation with a professional on the National Veterans Crisis Line Web Chat site 

Readjustment Counseling System (Vet Centers)

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

VA Mental Health Program

Edward Hines, Jr. Mental Health Center

For Immediate Assistance or Appointments, Please Call:
(708) 202-8387, Ext. 23285

Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Hospital

Edward Hines, Jr.
Veterans Hospital

5000 S. 5th Avenue
Hines, IL 60141
(708) 202-8387

OEF/OIF Program Manager and Referral Coordinator:
Ivy Lloyd (MSW)
(708) 202-2076

Polytrauma Case Managers:
Altheria Ford (LSW)
(708) 202-2795

Jillian Inserra (LCSW)
(708) 202-3978

Polytrauma Director:
Monica Steiner (MD)
(708) 202-8387, Ext. 24982

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Medical Center is a proud member of VA Great Lakes Health Care System - Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 12.

Additional Information

If you are interested in more information about admission to the Hines Polytrauma Network Site or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact Ivy Lloyd, our Admissions and Referral Officer, at (708) 202-8387, Ext. 22076.

Returning Servicemembers

Veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) should contact their local OEF/OIF Coordinator for information about benefits and health care enrollment.

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