Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

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Welcome to the Seattle Polytrauma Network Site

The Seattle Polytrauma Network Site in VA Puget Sound Health Care System 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.

Learn more about our Rehabilitation Care Services 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

VA Puget Sound Health Care System

VA Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division
1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108-1597
(206) 762-1010
Toll Free: (800) 329-8387

Returning Veterans Coordinator:
Linda Gillespie-Gately
(253) 583-1165

Polytrauma Admissions and Referral Officer:
Tara Stablein (LICSW)
(206) 277-6696

Polytrauma Case Manager:
Tara Stablein (LICSW)
(206) 277-6696

Polytrauma Director:
Joseph Czerniecki, M.D.
(206) 277-3732

VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Division,  Medical Center is a proud member of Northwest Network - Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 20.

Additional Information

If you are interested in more information about admission to the Seattle Polytrauma Network Site or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact Tara Stablein (LICSW), our Admissions and Referral Officer, at (206) 277-6696.

Returning Veterans

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

Points of contact for returning Veterans and Servicemembers throughout the Washington, Oregon, and Idaho region:

Alaska

Washington

Oregon

Idaho

VA Northwest Healthcare Network