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VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders (SCI/D) Center

Nurses talking to patient in wheelchair at Palo Alto SCI Center
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center opened in 1974 and quickly established a reputation of excellence in clinical care, education of staff and future health professionals, and clinical research. The Center is affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine and has been a pioneer in providing comprehensive care for individuals with spinal cord injury. We also offer services for persons with spinal cord disorders such as multiple sclerosis and post-polio syndrome.

The VA Palo Alto SCI/D Center is part of a National System of Care that is organized in a Hub and Spokes model to ensure the provision of coordinated and comprehensive patient-centered care. This system includes 24 SCI/D Primary Care Specialty Centers and 133 SCI/D Clinics, organized in a hub-and-spoke network in which each center (“Hub”) oversees a group of clinics (“Spokes”).

Are you a Veteran with a spinal cord injury or spinal cord disorder but do not receive your care at VA?
Find out why you should!

The program is staffed by a team of experts who utilize a rehabilitation model of healthcare with a primary care focus. The staff takes pride in providing lifelong, comprehensive, personalized care that extends from the hospital into the home and community. In addition, we have a strong relationship with the Bay Area and Western Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). This allows us to work collaboratively in effectively caring for our patients.

For more information, download the SCI brochure.

SCI Building
  VA Palo Alto Spinal Cord Injury Service
3801 Miranda Ave (128)
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 493-5000 x65871
Toll Free: 800-999-5021


SCI Links:

SCI Home
About Us
Staff
News & Awards
Calendar/Upcoming Events
Spokes Sites
Clinical Services:
  Inpatient 
  Outpatient & Home Care
  Therapeutic Services
Clinical Research 
Training Programs 
Peer Support 
Caregiver Support Group 

Related Links

VA National SCI/D Centers
Local Chapter, PVA
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Additional Links
 
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