Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

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Welcome to the Lexington Polytrauma Network Site

The Lexington 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.

Find out more about our Visual Impairment Program.

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

Lexington VA Medical Center

Lexington VA Medical Center
1101 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY 40502-2236
(859) 233-4511

Returning Veterans Coordinator:
Barbara M. Slater (ARNP):
(859) 233-4982

Polytrauma Nurse Coordinator:
Patricia Jackson (RN):
(859) 233-4511 Ext. 2583

Polytrauma Case Manager:
Kristie Zajdlik (LMSW):
(859) 233-4511 Ext. 2581

Polytrauma Director:
Randal Schleenbaker (MD):
(859) 281-4907

Polytrauma Clinic
(859) 281-3846

Lexington VA Medical Center is proud to be a part of VA Mid South Healthcare Network - Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 9.

Additional Information

If you are interested in more information about admission to the Lexington Polytrauma Network Site or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact Patricia Jackson, our Polytrauma Nurse Coordinator, at (859) 233-4511, Ext. 2583.

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.