Polytrauma/TBI System of Care
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.
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
Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
1 Freedom Way
Augusta, GA 30904-6285
Toll Free: (800) 836-5561 OEF/OIF Program Coordinator:
(706) 733-0188, Ext. 7382 Polytrauma Admissions and Referral Officer:
(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).
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.