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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

Polytrauma Nurse Case Manager:
Anita Bryant MSN, RN
(706) 733-0188 Ext. 26839

Polytrauma Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer S McCarthy, APRN, FNP-C
(706)733-0188 X 26996

Polytrauma Nurse Practitioner
Liza Denny MSN, APRN, NP-C
(706)733-0188 x26688

Chief of Rehabilitation Services
Mohammad A. Rahman, MD
Phone: 706-733-0188 x 26966

Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury Social Work Case Manager
Jessica Smith, LISW-CP
Office: 706-733-0188 X27632

Polytrauma Psychologist
Jennifer Whitford
Office: 706-733-0188 x27627

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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