Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

Polytrauma/TBI System of Care


Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge

Welcome to the Boston Polytrauma Network Site

The Polytrauma Network Site at VA Boston Healthcare System in Boston 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.

VA Boston Polytrauma Network Site is a DVBIC partner site.*


Find out more information about VA Boston's Sensory & Physical Rehabilitation programs.


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

Boston VA Medical Center

VA Boston Healthcare System - Jamaica Plain Campus
150 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 232-9500

OEF/OIF Program Manager:
Mel Tapper, PHD, LICSW

Polytrauma/TBI Medical Director:
Katherine Turk, MD

Polytrauma/TBI Coordinator and Case Manager:
Lola Baird, LICSW

VA Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain Campus is a proud member of the VA New England Healthcare System - Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 1).

Additional Information

If you are interested in more information about admission to the Boston Polytrauma Network Site or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact our Admissions and Referral Officer at (857) 203-5725, where a member of our clinical staff will be happy to assist you.

Returning Servicemembers

Veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) should contact their local OEF/OIF Coordinator for information about available benefits and health care enrollment. New England region points of contact:


New Hampshire



Rhode Island


*By clicking on this link, you will leave the Department of Veterans Affairs Web site.VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked Web site.