Additional Programs Offered By the VA

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 specific groups within the VA healthcare community.

Rehabilitation and Prosthetics Programs

Amputation System of Care

Blind Rehabilitation Care Continuum

Chiropractic Care

Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service

Recreation Therapy

Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

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 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:


Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (Tucson), Tucson, Arizona


Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center, West Los Angeles, California


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


Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia


Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Hospital, Hines, Illinois


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


Lexington VA Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky


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


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


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


Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

VA Caribbean Healthcare System, San Juan, Puerto Rico


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

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


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.


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


Alaska VA Healthcare System,  Anchorage, AK


Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, Prescott, AZ


VA Central California Health Care System, Fresno, CA


Carl Vinson VA Medical Center, Dublin, GA


VA Pacific Islands Health Care System, Honolulu, HI


Marion VA Medical Center,  Marion, IL


VA Northern Indiana Health Care System, Marion, IN


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


Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, New Orleans, LA


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


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

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


VA Montana Health Care System, Ft. Harrison, MT


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


Chillicothe VA Medical Center, Chillicothe, OH

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


VA Roseburg Healthcare System, Roseburg, OR

Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics, White City, OR


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


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


Cheyenne VA Medical Center, Cheyenne, WY

Sheridan VA Medical Center, Sheridan, WY


Manila Outpatient Clinic, Manila, Philippines

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