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VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

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Polytrauma Support Clinic

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Polytrauma Support Clinic provides local and regional care for Veterans of the Global War on Terror who were deployment to combat theater and sustained multiple serious injuries. Polytrauma is defined as a serious injury to two or more body systems in a single event resulting in physical,
cognitive or psychological impairments that may limit the person’s ability to function. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is frequently one component of polytrauma.

Examples of polytrauma include, but are not limited to:

  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Hearing loss or damage
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Skin or soft tissue injuries
  • Traumatic amputations
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Visual impairments or blindness

The focus of the team is to assist Veterans in being as fully functional and independent as possible in all of their roles. Referrals are accepted from all VA NWIHCS providers as well as from Department of Defense providers. To be considered for referral, Veterans should have a known or suspected incident of polytrauma.

VA NWIHCS’ Polytrauma Support Clinic Team Includes:

  • Clinical neuropsychologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physiatrist (medical doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation)
  • Polytrauma support assistant
  • Registered nurse case manager
  • Social work case manager
  • Speech language pathologist


  • Comprehensive evaluation for polytrauma
  • Ongoing individualized therapy services as indicated
  • Case management
  • Specialty referrals
  • Vocational rehabilitation referrals
  • Referrals to the polytrauma network site in Minneapolis as appropriate
  • Group programs

For more information about polytrauma, visit

Contact Info


  • The Center Mall
    1941 S. 42nd St., Ste. 227

Contact Number(s)

  • 402-599-4000

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday