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Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

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Welcome to the Indianapolis Polytrauma Network Site

The Indianapolis 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.

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


Indianapolis VA Medical Center

Richard L. Roudebush (Indianapolis) VA Medical Center
1481 W. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 554-0000
Toll Free: (888) 878-6889

Transition and Care Management
Tricia Parker, LCSW

Polytrauma Admissions and Referral Officer:
Rita Sparks, LCSW : 317-988-4242

Polytrauma Case Managers:
Rita Sparks (LCSW):
(317) 988-4242

Polytrauma Director:
Andrew Moser, MD
(317) 988-2655

Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center is a proud member of Veterans in Partnership – Veterans Integrated Service Newtork (VISN) 10.


Additional Information

If you are interested in more information about admission to the Indianapolis Polytrauma Network Site or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact Rita Sparks, 317-988-4242.

Returning Servicemembers

Veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) should contact their local Transition and Care Management Coordinator for information about benefits and health care enrollment.

Points of contact for returning Veterans and Servicemembers throughout the Michigan, Indiana, and Central Illinois region: