Polytrauma/TBI System of Care
Welcome to the Houston Polytrauma Network Site
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) 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.
Find out more information about ourTBI Center of Excellence.
Read more about Polytrauma Program.
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
Michael E. DeBakey (Houston) VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030-4211
Toll Free: (800) 553-2278
Returning Veterans Coordinator:
Polytrauma Admissions and Referral Officer:
Polytrauma Case Manager:
Tomasita Gonzalez (LMSW):
(713) 791-1414, Ext. 5254
Stephanie F. Sneed (MD):
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is a proud member ofSouth Central VA Health Care Network – Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 16.
If you are interested in more information about admission to the Houston Polytrauma Network Site or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact our Admissions and Referral Officer at (713) 794-7109.
Veterans returning from OperationEnduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) should contact their local OEF/OIF Coordinatorfor information about available benefits and health care enrollment. VISN 16 OEF/OIF Points of Contact:
- Alexandria VA Medical Center
- Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System (New Orleans)
- Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (Shreveport)
- VA Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System (Biloxi)
- G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center (Jackson)