Polytrauma Program - VA Western New York Healthcare System
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VA Western New York Healthcare System

 

Polytrauma Program

VA’s Polytrauma System of Care provides high-quality interdisciplinary care to patients. Teams of physicians from every relevant field plan and administer an individually tailored rehabilitation plan to help the patient recover as much as possible.

Patients who are served by the Polytrauma System of care generally:

  • Have sustained multiple physical, cognitive, and/or emotional injuries secondary to trauma
  • Do not require one-to-one staffing for medical or behavioral reasons
  • Do not require a ventilator to breathe
  • Have potential to benefit from rehabilitation or
  • Need an initial, comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation and care plan

VA Western New York Healthcare System maintains a Polytrauma Support Clinic Team (PSCT) to provide continued, specialized outpatient care. PSCT interdisciplinary rehabilitation teams include:

  • Physiatrist (rehabilitation doctor)
  • SocialWork Case Manager
  • Nurse Case Manager
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Rehabilitation Psychologist
  • Other consultative services as needed
  • PSCT teams work with you to:
  • Manage and coordinate your rehabilitation plan of care
  • Provide treatment
  • Assist with integration back to your home and community
  • Identify community resources for care
  • Provide regular clinical case management and family support

If you believe that you may have a traumatic brain injury, contact VA Western New York Healthcare System and ask for the Polytrauma/TBI Point of Contact at 716-862-8665.

 

Contact Info

Location

  • Buffalo VA, 306D-1

Contact Number(s)

  • 716-862-8661

Hours of Operation

  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.