FAQs

  • What is the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)?

    The DVBIC is a congressionally mandated collaboration of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) health centers serving patients with TBI. The DVBIC multi-site network includes a growing number of DoD and VA hospitals as well as civilian TBI rehabilitation programs. Each DVBIC site works collaboratively to improve TBI care for active duty military, veterans and their eligible beneficiaries.

  • What if I need information or advice after hours?

    You can find support 24/7 through the websites and numbers listed below.

    Crisis Intervention

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Military Crisis Line
    800.273.8250, military press 1

    Military OneSource
    1.800.342.9647
    Help for active duty military and their dependents, including 12 free non-medical counseling appointments.

  • How can you refer a patient to DVBIC?

    To begin the referral process, use our Interactive Map to call the DVBIC regional office nearest to you or email us and headquarters will direct you to the appropriate staff member.

  • Who may refer someone with TBI to DVBIC?

    We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from family members, primary care physicians, and other healthcare providers.

  • Who may be referred to DVBIC?

    Any service member or veteran with TBI covered by TRICARE or VA benefits may be referred to DVBIC.