Polytrauma/TBI System of Care
Welcome to the Washington, D.C. Polytrauma Network Site
The Washington, D.C. 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 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 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 siteVA Mental Health Program
Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center
50 Irving Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20422
Toll Free: (888) 553-0242
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department
*If you leave a message, request to speak with the Clinical Coordinator for the Polytrauma Program
Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center is a proud member of VA Capitol Health Care Network - Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 5.
If you are interested in more information about admission to the Washington, D.C. Polytrauma Network Site or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at (202) 745-8311. If you leave a message, request to speak with the Clinical Coordinator of Polytrauma.
Post-911 Veterans and Service Members should contact their local OEF/OIF Coordinator for information about benefits and health care enrollment.
Points of contact for Veterans and returning Servicemembers throughout the Washington, Maryland, and Northern Virginia region:
- VA Capitol Health Care Network
- Washington DC VA Medical Center
- VA Maryland Health Care System (Baltimore VA Medical Center)
- Martinsburg VA Medical Center (West Virginia)
Day Treatment Program
We offer inpatient and outpatient comprehensive day-treatment programs for returning Servicemembers and Veterans. These include both individual and group treatment sessions. Our interdisciplinary team completes an assessment, provides individualized case management, and educates and counsels the patient and family. We also offer specialized services such as vocational training, blind rehabilitation, community re-entry, and pain management. Our physicians, therapists, and staff work together as a team in groups dedicated to cognitive rehabilitation, communication, adjustment issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), vocational or academic rehabilitation, family support, and stress management.