Traumatic Brain Injury A to Z - The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)


The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)

The DVBIC is a group of fifteen TBI Programs in the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and two civilian TBI rehabilitation programs. These DVBIC sites work collaboratively to provide and improve TBI care for active duty military, veterans and their eligible beneficiaries.

DVBIC was recently designated as the operational component for TBI at the Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Military Sites
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX

Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

Camp Lejeune Naval Medical Center, Camp Lejeune, NC

Concussion Clinic, Camp Pendleton, CA

Concussion Clinic, Ft. Bragg, NC

TBI Clinic, Ft. Hood, TX

TBI Clinic, Ft. Carson, CO

Naval Medical Center, San Diego, San Diego, CA

VA Sites
Hunter McGuire VAMC, Richmond, VA

James A. Haley VAH, Tampa, FL

Minneapolis VAMC, Minneapolis, MN

VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

Civilian Partner Centers
Virginia NeuroCare, Charlottesville, VA

Laurel Highlands, Johnstown, PA

DVBIC Overview:
Since 1992, when it was established by Congress, the DVBIC has studied the effect of head injuries in the military. With a staff of military, civilians and contractors, the DVBIC treats patients with mild, moderate and severe TBI, develops guidelines for care, gathers data on the prevalence of TBI in the military and conducts research to help future patients, provides care coordination and educational programs.

The staff includes nurses, neuropsychologists, neurologists, medical and rehabilitative physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and a variety of other specialists. Through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, the DVBIC has developed advanced TBI-specific evaluation, treatment and follow-up care for all military personnel, their dependents and veterans with brain injury.

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