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VISN 12 - VA Great Lakes Health Care System


Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

Facility Photo
Image of the front entrance of Capt. James A. Lovell FHCC

The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (DoD), integrating all medical care into a fully-integrated federal health care facility with a single combined VA and Navy mission.

Located in North Chicago, Illinois, the Lovell FHCC was established on Oct. 1, 2010. The arrangement incorporates facilities, services and resources from the North Chicago VA Medical Center (VAMC) and the Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes (NHCGL). A combined mission of the health care center means active duty military, their family members, military retirees and veterans are all cared for at the facility. The health care center ensures that nearly 40,000 Navy recruits who transition through Naval Station Great Lakes each year are medically ready. We care for nearly 67,000 eligible military and retiree beneficiaries each year, and bring Veterans throughout Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin first-rate care.

Our mission is accomplished at three primary locations:

West Campus

At our campus in North Chicago, Illinois, the Lovell FHCC provides a full spectrum of health care for our patients, including full medical and surgical care, a large array of medical sub-specialties (cardiology, pulmonary, neurology, etc,), a variety of mental health services (acute and long-term care, post-traumatic stress disorder, homeless domiciliary care, alcohol/drug rehab, etc.), Community Living Center, as well as many other programs.

East Campus

At our four branch medical clinics on Naval Station Great Lakes, the Lovell FHCC serves U.S. Navy military members and recruits:

Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC)