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The FHCC is experiencing intermittent phone outages. Patients with medical concerns may call the appropriate Nurse Advice Line: VA patients call 224-610-2920. Dept. of Defense patients may call 800-874-2273. We apologize for the inconvenience! 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.

For VA-specific information: Read our coronavirus FAQs and public health response, or use our coronavirus chatbot.

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.

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UPDATE March 2 - We continue to experience intermittent phone outages today. Patients with medical concerns should call the appropriate Nurse Advise Line: VA patients call 224-610-2920. Dept. of Defense patients may call 800-874-2273. Also, please use MyHealtheVet and Relay Health when appropriate to send secure messages to providers' offices. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Lovell FHCC continues to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, by appointment. NOTE: We are adding essential workers (non-health-care) to the list of our VA and TRICARE patients currently eligible to make appointments for the COVID-19 vaccination. No walk-ins please! Read below for details.

We are now scheduling appointments for our patients who fall into at least one of the following groups:
Age 50 and over
• Essential (non-health-care) workers as defined by CDC
• Organ transplant patients
• Dialysis patients
• Chemotherapy, immunosuppressant therapy and HIV patients
• Eligible patients in Homeless Veterans Program
• Cancer patients
• Chronic Kidney Disease
• COPD patients
• Obesity (BMI of 30 or greater)
• Cardiovascular disease
• Sickle cell disease
• Type 2 diabetes mellitus
• Eligible patients in Homeless Veterans Program

Call 224-610-3899 to make your appointment. Appointments are in Bldg. 133EF, in the Family Practice Clinic, which is located on the first floor, down from pharmacy. Parking is available in the parking garage.

Patients may call our COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 224-610-4636 to get questions answered before, and after, scheduled immunizations. The hours for the hotline are 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Hotline operators cannot schedule appointments

Spouses aren't eligible for the vaccine at this time unless they are patients of the FHCC, and then they must fall into the categories above.

Watch Lovell FHCC social media pages (, and our website for updates. You also may refer to the VA's COVID vaccine FAQ site at and the DoD site:

For TRICARE patient specific information: Visit the TRICARE COVID-19 Vaccine page

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