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White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont

 

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

What is Traumatic Brain Injury (concussion)?

A Traumatic Brain Injury, also known as a concussion, occurs when a traumatic event causes damage to the brain.  The effects can be mild, moderate, or severe.

For more information, please visit the TBI information page at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Treatments Available at White River Junction, VT VA

Complete evaluation for possible traumatic brain injury (concussion) and related symptoms is available at the White River Junction VA.  Individual treatment planning and psychoeducation is provided at every evaluation.  Further neuropsychological testing or imaging studies are available, when needed, at White River Junction VA. Individual case management and treatment is coordinated with the Polytrauma team so that a patient can obtain all necessary referrals to promote his or her recovery.  Referrals can be made to neurology or to speech, occupational, psychological or physical therapy.  Future plans include group treatment for veterans with TBI-related symptoms and/or PTSD at the Fort Ethan Allen CBOC, and later at other sites.

Complete evaluation for possible traumatic brain injury (concussion) and related symptoms is also available at Fort Ethan Allen CBOC and Bennington CBOC.


How to Access Services

To receive services, please go to the Primary Mental Health Clinic (PMHC), our walk-in clinic located in Primary Care.

Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM

The phone number for the PMHC is 802-295-9363 or 1-866-687-8387 ext. 6132.