Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
All veterans, their spouses and caregivers, are eligible to get COVID-19 vaccinations at Lovell FHCC under the SAVE LIVES Act, including those not receiving care through the VA. More Details
COVID-19 vaccines: To get the latest updates and sign up to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines, visit our vaccine information page.
Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering our facilities is screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. Please contact us first before going to any of our locations. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video.
For the latest coronavirus information: Visit the CDC website.
COVID-19 Vaccinations Update
UPDATE April 26: Lovell FHCC is primarily administering the Moderna vaccine, of which we have enough supply to continue offering timely weekday and weekend appointments.
SAVE LIVES Act
The SAVE LIVES Act (SLA) authorizes Lovell FHCC to provide COVID-19 vaccines to all veterans - including those not enrolled in the VA health care system - their spouses and caregivers (to include Lovell FHCC volunteers). In addition to vaccinating those newly eligible, we continue to schedule vaccine appointments for all Lovell FHCC enrolled VA and TRICARE patients, 18 and up, regardless of health conditions or employment categories.
Under SAVE LIVES, people in the following groups are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at the FHCC:
- Veterans, defined as "anyone who served in the U.S. military," regardless of time served or discharge status
- Spouses of veterans
- Caregivers of veterans (including Lovell FHCC volunteers)
- Recipients of Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) benefits
As an integrated health care center that cares for both VA and Department of Defense patients, Lovell FHCC continues to schedule vaccinations for TRICARE beneficiaries. This includes spouses and children of active duty service members, age 18 and older, who must be enrolled Lovell FHCC patients to schedule vaccinations.
Those newly eligible under the SLA must first register before an appointment may be scheduled at Lovell FHCC. There are two registration options:
- Visit the VA Keep Me Informed Tool to indicate interest in receiving a vaccine from VA (Lovell FHCC). For detailed information about next steps after using the KMI Tool, go to our COVID-19 Vaccination page: https://www.lovell.fhcc.va.gov/services/covid-19-vaccines.asp
- Visit Lovell FHCC in person, during business hours. For weekday registration, new patients should report to Patient Registration, located on the first floor of Building 133CA, at our main hospital in North Chicago. Weekend registration is conducted in the Emergency Department.
- Call 224-610-3747 to register. Once registered, you may be transferred to the Scheduling line, or you may opt to call it directly at 224-610-3899.
All enrolled patients, 18 and older, including those registered under SLA, may call 224-610-3899 (between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.) to schedule weekday and weekend vaccination appointments at Lovell FHCC.
NOTE: All COVID-19 vaccine appointments are currently administered in our main hospital, Bldg. 133EF, the Ambulatory Care Clinic, in Family Practice on the first floor (down from pharmacy). Parking is available in the parking garage. The FHCC has started holding appointment-only, recurring weekend COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep High School, 3106 Belvidere Road, Waukegan. No walk-ins please. Please make sure you know the location of your appointment.
Watch Lovell FHCC social media pages (https://www.facebook.com/lovellfhcc, https://twitter.com/lovellfhcc) and our website for updates. You also may refer to the VA's COVID vaccine FAQ site at https://www.va.gov/coronavirus-veteran-frequently-asked-questions/ and the DoD site: https://www.defense.gov/explore/spotlight/coronavirus/. Learn more »
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