Originally named Naval Hospital Great Lakes Branch Medical and Dental Clinic, Bldg. 237 was renamed Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Medical and Dental Clinic in tribute to the philanthropic family that has given generously to all branches of the armed forces. In 1990, Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher founded “The Fisher House Foundation.” With a motto of “Because a Family’s Love is Good Medicine,” the foundation directly affects U.S. military families. The Foundation funded construction of Fisher House facilities near military hospitals and Veterans Affairs medical centers. Fisher Medical and Dental Clinic is one of four branch medical clinics that are part of the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and is located in Great Lakes, Ill.
As part of Training Support Center Great Lakes (TSC), the clinic serves more than 48,000 Navy enlisted Sailors in training annually. At any given time, there are up to 5,000 student Sailors receiving care at the clinic. There are over 80 different courses, including “A” and “C” Schools, onboard Training Support Center Great Lakes, whose students are assigned to Fisher Branch Medical Clinic.
There are 9 medical providers, 5 nurses, 50 hospital corpsmen, and approximately 20 health technicians assigned to Bldg. 237. Due to the clinic’s dedication to the Navy mission, a high volume of both officers and enlisted medical personnel deploy in support of overseas operations. Aside from the changing student population, Fisher Health Clinic also provides care for approximately 1,500 staff beneficiaries.
Corpsmen from Fisher Clinic provide a medical indoctrination brief to all students at TSC. This brief covers military sick call, optometry and administration protocols and procedures. There are approximately 50 briefs given per year to over 15,000 students.
Taking care of Sailors and staff, both in health medical readiness, is the primary goal of Fisher Branch Medical Clinic. The Administration Division of Fisher Clinic has four sections, including Sea Duty and Deployment Screenings (SEADS), Medical Readiness, Physical Exams and Medical Liaison. The combined effort ensures that all Sailors, students and staff are fully medical-ready for sea duty or deployment.
The Primary Care Division of Fisher Clinic provides military sick call, which can see over 100 patients during the two-hour sick call period. In this short time, with a high volume of patients care requirements, the medical staff works to maximize training/work time for all personnel.
Fisher Health Clinic also provides services in radiology, optometry, physical therapy, laboratory, audiology and occupational health / preventive medicine department (OHPMD).
2410 Sampson Street
Great Lakes, IL 60088
Phone: 847-688-6712 Or 847-688-2469
Fax: Not Available