Polytrauma/TBI System of Care
Welcome to the Lexington Polytrauma Network Site
The Lexington 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 about our Visual Impairment 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
Lexington VA Medical Center
1101 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY 40502-2236
Returning Veterans Coordinator:
Barbara M. Slater (ARNP):
Polytrauma Nurse Coordinator:
Patricia Jackson (RN):
(859) 233-4511 Ext. 2583
Polytrauma Case Manager:
Kristie Zajdlik (LMSW):
(859) 233-4511 Ext. 2581
Randal Schleenbaker (MD):
Lexington VA Medical Center is proud to be a part of VA Mid South Healthcare Network - Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 9.
If you are interested in more information about admission to the Lexington Polytrauma Network Site or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact Patricia Jackson, our Polytrauma Nurse Coordinator, at (859) 233-4511, Ext. 2583.
Veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) should contact their local OEF/OIF Coordinator for information about benefits and health care enrollment.
- Points of contact for returning Veterans and Servicemembers throughout the Kentucky, Tennessee, and Northern Mississippi region.