The San Antonio Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center at San Antonio is one of five facilities in the country designed to provide intensive 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.
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.
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
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
7400 Merton Minter
San Antonio, TX 78229
Toll Free: (877) 469-5300
Medical Director PRC: Blessen C. Eapen, M.D.
Medical Director PTRP: Elizabeth J. Halmai, D.O.
Medical Director PNS: Rebecca N. Tapia, M.D.
Returning OEF/OIF/OND Veterans:
Linda Ray, LCSW
OEF/OIF/OND Program Manager
Audie L. Murphy
Polytrauma Admissions/Referral Coordinator:
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC) & Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program (PTRP)
Judith Ruiz, RN BSN MSN
(210) 617-5300 x18262
Fax (210) 949-3639
PRC Case Mangers:f
Jennifer R. Kelley, LCSW-ACSW, MBA
Phone: (210) 617-5300 ext. 18263
Anthony J. Molina, MSW,LCSW
Phone: (210) 617-5300 ext. 14011
PTRP Case Manager:
Lisa Caya MSW. LCSW
(210) 690-0360 Ext. 60312
PNS Case Manager:
Veronica Gonzalez, LCSW
Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital is a proud member of VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network - Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 17.
If you are interested in more information about admission to the San Antonio Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact Judith Ruiz, RN, BSN, MSN, our Admissions and Referral Coordinator, at (210) 617-5300 ext. 18262.
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.
Points of contact for returning Veterans and Servicemembers throughout the San Antonio region: