Welcome to the Augusta Polytrauma Network Site - Polytrauma/TBI System of Care
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Polytrauma/TBI System of Care


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Welcome to the Augusta Polytrauma Network Site

The Augusta 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.

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

Augusta VA Medical Center
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
1 Freedom Way
Augusta, GA 30904-6285
(706) 733-0188
Toll Free: (800) 836-5561

OEF/OIF Program Coordinator:
Simone Brown
(706) 733-0188, Ext. 7382

Polytrauma Admissions and Referral Officer:
Cheryl Readett
(706) 733-0188, Ext. 6991

Polytrauma Social Work Case Manager:
Helen Gallen, LMSW
(706) 733-0188, Ext. 7632

Polytrauma Nurse Case Manager:
Ann Casella, RN
(706) 733-0188, Ext. 6839

Polytrauma Psychologist:
Jennifer Whitford, PhD
(706) 733-0188, Ext. 7627

Rehabilitation Service Line Executive:
Dennis C. Hollins, MD (706) 733-0188, Ext. 6966

Polytrauma/Amputation Network Site Medical Director:
David A. Travillion, MD
(706) 733-0188, Ext. 6996

Augusta VA Medical Center is a proud member of VA Southeastern Network – Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 7).

Additional Information

If you are interested in more information about admission to the Augusta Polytrauma Network Site or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact Cheryl Readett, our Admissions and Referral Officer, at (706) 733-0188, Ext. 6991.

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.



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