VA’s Polytrauma System of Care Screened One Million Vets for TBI

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced on February 5 that its Polytrauma System of Care (PSC) has performed the one-millionth screening of a veteran for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The PSC program began providing trauma care to veterans and servicemembers in May 2005, and has since helped hundreds of thousands of men and women survive and cope with serious injuries.

The PSC helps veterans who received medical discharge after serious injuries find treatment, therapy, and reintegrate into civilian life. The PSC treats conditions such as:

  • TBI
  • Vision loss
  • Limb loss
  • Hearing loss

Veterans offer suffer these types of injuries in conjunction with other traumas, which is why the VA created PSC. Veterans receiving care through the program have suffered two or more serious injuries or conditions, hence the “polytrauma” designation.

TBI screenings are among the most important services the PSC provides. Doctors often miss TBIs during assessments, especially in light of more visible injuries like lost limbs. Early detection of a TBI means the veteran can receive treatment faster and hopefully avoid some of the long-term damage associated with this type of injury.

PSC centers all over the country are continuing to provide care to veterans with multiple injuries and provide care that benefits related injuries, such as TBIs and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Aside from medical care, PSC centers provide rehabilitation services for physical, mental, and vocational assistance.

Veterans Often Suffer from Multiple Health Conditions and Injuries

Veterans disability claims are more complicated than Social Security disability claims due to the disability rating system. If you received a low rating or denial after evaluation, Veterans Help Group can help. Call us at 855-855-8992 or contact us online to schedule a consultation regarding your right to veterans’ disability benefits.