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Polytrauma/TBI System of Care


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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.

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

Houston VA Medical Center

Michael E. DeBakey (Houston) VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030-4211
(713) 791-1414
Toll Free: (800) 553-2278

Returning Veterans Coordinator:
Fern Taylor
(713) 794-7034

Polytrauma Admissions and Referral Officer:
(713) 794-7109

Polytrauma Case Manager:
Tomasita Gonzalez (LMSW):
(713) 791-1414, Ext. 5254

Polytrauma Director:
Stephanie F. Sneed (MD):
(713) 794-7117

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is a proud member ofSouth Central VA Health Care Network – Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 16.

Additional Information

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: