Traumatic brain injury: "The Silent Injury"

Here in Plattsburgh, there are many providers who can assist veterans with diagnosis and treatment for traumatic brain injuries as well as the providers at the VA Primary Care Clinic.

Local providers who can assist in getting properly diagnosed and starting the recovery process include: North Country Regional TBI Center Clinton County Mental Health; West Bay Associates Essex County Mental Health; Catholic Charities St. Josephs Rehabilitation; Clinton County Veterans Service Agency Family Counseling; VA Primary Care Clinic; Behavioral Health Services North; and Franklin County Veterans Agency.

I urge all family members who believe their returning veteran is experiencing symptoms as described in this article to contact my office at 565-4720 and seek medical care. My staff can also assist them in accessing healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Steven W. Bowman serves as director of the Clinton County Veterans Service Agency, located at the Clinton County Government Center, 137 Margaret St., Plattsburgh.

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