Medical Services

Our vital mission is to monitor quality of care for veterans when they return from war.

Medical team ready to assist you

Are you a paralyzed veteran or caregiver with a medical-related question about spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D)? We’re here to help. A team of experienced registered nurses, physicians, and support staff are available to monitor and respond to your questions via our Healthcare Helpline: 1-800-232-1782.

VA Medical Care Quality Review

Our teams of architects, advocates, and licensed medical professionals conduct routine site visits to 31 VA Spinal Cord Injury units and Long-term Care Centers to ensure quality care standards are met. Medical Services also operates a SCI/D hotline and develops consumer and clinical practice guidelines widely considered to set the standard of care.

Paralyzed Veterans is the only veterans service organization that routinely audits VA hospitals to ensure quality healthcare and best practices.

The VA has a new access and quality healthcare tool for veterans. Learn more here: Access to Quality Care.

Veterans Spinal Cord Injury/Disease Program

Ongoing, we assist in the development, design, and organization structure for the Veterans Spinal Cord Injury/Disease (SCI/D) Program. The team provides education with support on various committees. We also provide guidance to the general public on the care of the SCI/D individual and fund Patient and Caregiver Guides and other publications.

Medical Advocacy

Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) devotes its advocacy efforts to issues that affect our members as both veterans with spinal cord injury or disease and people with disabilities. Additionally, we remain a steadfast advocate for all veterans and all people with disabilities. Our priorities include:

Learn more about how Paralyzed Veterans advocates for the medical rights of people with disabilities here.

Contact our Medical Services Staff: email medicalinfo@pva.org or call 800-232-1782

 

Veterans Medical Resources

PUBLICATIONS

From clinical practice guidelines to self-help guides for caregivers, veterans, and patients.  Available in print, eBooks, and free downloadable PDFs.

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