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Additional Programs Offered By the VA

Besides the expansive Medical Benefits Package, the VA has also developed ancillary programs relating to specific service-connected injuries or disabilities and to specific groups within the VA health care community.

Rehabilitation and Prosthetics Programs

Amputation System of Care www.rehab.va.gov/asoc

Blind Rehabilitation Care Continuum www.va.gov/blindrehab

Chiropractic Care www.rehab.va.gov/prosthetics/chiro

Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service www.prosthetics.va.gov

Recreation Therapy www.prosthetics.va.gov/rectherapy

Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

www.polytrauma.va.gov

Polytrauma results when a service member has suffered injuries to multiple parts of their body, or to multiple organ systems, or to both.  Polytrauma occurs most often as a result of blast injuries from explosives or from rocket-propelled grenades in combat situations and as a result of motor vehicle accidents otherwise.

Traumatic Brain Injury, or “TBI”, is frequently among the conditions associated with polytrauma, which can result in significant cognitive or mental impairments as well as physical ones.

Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers

Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers, or “PRCs”, provide polytrauma patients with the most intensive care.  There are five operating PRCs:

  • James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, Florida
  • McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond Virginia
  • Minneapolis VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS)in San Antonio, Texas
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS)in Palo Alto, California

Polytrauma Network Sites

Polytrauma Network Sites, or “PNSs” provide continued care services and rehabilitation in preparation for discharge.  There are 18 PNSs: Arizona   Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (Tucson), Tucson, Arizona

California

Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center, West Los Angeles, California

Colorado

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (Denver), Denver, Colorado

Georgia

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia

Illinois

Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Hospital, Hines, Illinois

Indiana

Richard L. Roudebush (Indianapolis) VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Kentucky

Lexington VA Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky

Massachusetts

VA Boston Healthcare System – Jamaica Plain Campus, Boston, Massachusetts

Missouri

St. Louis VA Medical Center – Jefferson Barracks Division, St. Louis, Missouri

New York

James J. Peters (Bronx) VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York

Syracuse VA Medical Center, Syracuse, New York

Ohio

Louis Stokes (Cleveland) VA Medical Center – Wade Park Division, Cleveland, Ohio

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

VA Caribbean Healthcare System, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Texas

VA North Texas Health Care System – Dallas VA Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Michael E. DeBakey (Houston) VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Washington

VA Puget Sound Health Care System – Seattle Division, Seattle, Washington

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Polytrauma Point of Contact

The other 39 VA Centers serve as Polytrauma Points of Contact, or “PPOCs”, and can help begin the referral process to other facilities.

Alabama

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System – East Campus, Tuskegee, AL

Alaska

Alaska VA Healthcare System,  Anchorage, AK

Arizona

Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, Prescott, AZ

California

VA Central California Health Care System, Fresno, CA

Georgia

Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Dublin, GA

Hawaii

VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, Honolulu, HI

Illinois

Marion VA Medical Center,  Marion, IL

Indiana

VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion, IN

Kansas

VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System – Colmery-O’Neill VA Medical Center, Topeka, KS

Louisiana

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, New Orleans, LA

Michigan

Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, MI

Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Battle Creek, MI

Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain, MI

Missouri

Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, Columbia, MO

John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO

Montana

VA Montana Health Care System, Ft. Harrison, MT

Nevada

VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, Reno, NV

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Las Vegas, NV

North Carolina

Charles George VA Medical Center, Asheville NC

Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC

North Dakota

Fargo VA Health Care System, Fargo, ND

Ohio

Chillicothe VA Medical Center, Chillicothe, OH

Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, Columbus, OH

Oregon

VA Roseburg Healthcare System, Roseburg, OR

Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, White City, OR

Texas

Amarillo VA Health Care System, Amarillo, TX

El Paso VA Health Care System, El Paso, TX

Kerville VA Hospital – South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Kerville, TX

VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, Harlingen, TX

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Waco, TX

West Texas VA Health Care System, Big Spring, TX

Washington

Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center, Walla Walla, WA

Spokane VA Medical Center, Spokane, WA

VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA

West Virginia

Beckley VA Medical Center, Beckley, WV

Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, Clarksburg, WV

Wyoming

Cheyenne VA Medical Center, Cheyenne, WY

Sheridan VA Medical Center, Sheridan, WY

International

Manila Outpatient Clinic, Manila, Philippines

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