Polytrauma/TBI System of Care
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.
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
VA Boston Healthcare System - Jamaica Plain Campus
150 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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).
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.
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: