VA’s Polytrauma System of Care (PSC) balances access and expertise to provide the right rehabilitation care at the right time and location. Specialized TBI and polytrauma care is provided at the facility closest to the Veteran’s home with the expertise necessary to manage his/her rehabilitation, medical, surgical, and mental health needs. For highly specialized care, travel likely will be required.
The VA PSC provides an integrated and coordinated continuum of services for eligible Veterans and Service Members with polytrauma and TBI. The PSC either directly provides, or formally links with, key components of care that address the lifelong needs of individuals with impairments resulting from poly-trauma and TBI. The tiered PSC integrates specialized rehabilitation services at regional centers, network sites and local VA medical centers:
VA has a Polytrauma/TBI national system of care composed of four components: