Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge

Welcome to the Washington, D.C. Polytrauma Network Site

The Washington, D.C. 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 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 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

Washington DC VA Medical Center

Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center
50 Irving Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20422
(202) 745-8000
Toll Free: (888) 553-0242

OEF/OIF Representative:
Jean Langbein (LCSW)
(202) 745-8000, Ext. 7212

Polytrauma Admissions and Referral Officer:
Jean Langbein (LCSW)
(202) 745-8000, Ext. 7212

Polytrauma Case Manager:
Sheree Gordon
(202) 745-8000, Ext. 5496

Polytrauma Director:
Heather Malecki (DPT)
(202) 745-8000, Ext. 8643

Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center is a proud member of VA Capitol Health Care Network - Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 5.

Additional Information

If you are interested in more information about admission to the Washington, D.C. Polytrauma Network Site or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact Jean Langbein (LCSW), our Admissions and Referral Officer, at (202) 745-7212.

Returning Veterans

Veterans and active duty Servicemembers 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 Veterans and returning Servicemembers throughout the Washington, Maryland, and Northern Virginia region:

Day Treatment Program

We offer inpatient and outpatient comprehensive day-treatment programs for returning Servicemembers and Veterans. These include both individual and group treatment sessions. Our interdisciplinary team completes an assessment, provides individualized case management, and educates and counsels the patient and family.  We also offer specialized services such as vocational training, blind rehabilitation, community re-entry, and pain management. Our physicians, therapists, and staff work together as a team in groups dedicated to cognitive rehabilitation, communication, adjustment issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), vocational or academic rehabilitation, family support, and stress management.