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VA San Diego Healthcare System

 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

VA San Diego Healthcare System provides comprehensive screening, evaluation and treatment for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury.  Our Polytrauma Support Clinic Team provides and coordinates interdisciplinary rehabilitation services for Veterans. 

Contact your primary care provider to request a referral for traumatic brain injury evaluation and treatment.

Common TBI Causes:

  • Falls
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Close proximity blast, blunt physical strike

Common TBI Symptoms:

  • Physical effects - include difficulty eating and speaking, blurred vision, disrupted sleep, and loss of hearing and sense of touch.
  • Behavioral effects - may include anxiety, agitation, frustration, impulsiveness, repetitiveness, depression, disinhibition (inability to control impulsive behavior and emotions).
  • Cognitive effects - may slowed thinking, poor attention and concentration, memory loss, poor judgment, and communication problems.

Admission Criteria:

Any Veteran entitled to benefits (discharge from military service under other than dishonorable conditions) and medically stable is eligible for admission into the Polytrauma System of Care.

The patient must:

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

To learn more about VA care for TBI, please visit http://www.polytrauma.va.gov/understanding-tbi/

Contact your primary care provider to request a referral for traumatic brain injury evaluation and treatment.

 

Contact Info

Location

  • San Diego VAMC

Contact Number(s)

  • 858-552-8585

Hours of Operation

  • M - F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.