Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veteran Care - Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
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Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veteran Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA) is committed to providing quality care to all Veterans inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) Veterans. Excellent care has no boundaries.

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LGBT refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities. The ‘Q’ refers to queer identities, as well as those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The + sign is meant to be inclusive of sexual orientations and gender identities beyond LGBT, including pansexual, asexual, agender, gender non-conforming, gender diverse, nonbinary, gender neutral and other identities.

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center seeks to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of LGBTQ+ Veterans and their families. We are committed to making sensitive and high-quality health care accessible. Our employees are prepared to provide personalized, patient-centered care in a safe, affirming, and welcoming environment.

*All resources on this page refer to patients receiving care at Lovell FHCC under VA eligibility. For questions regarding DoD patient eligibility, you may also contact FHCC’s LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator. For information about transgender care for DoD beneficiaries, please contact the FHCC Transgender Care Coordinator, Deborah Stoeber at 847-688-1900 ext. 88622.

Resources:
Queery Chicago
LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin
National Center for Transgender Equality
PFLAG Illinois

LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) Program

Every VA facility has a local LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) who can connect you with services and help you navigate specialized resources.

Health Information

To learn important information about the unique health risks of LGBTQ+ Veterans, download these relevant fact sheets. Here you can also find information about relevant services offered by VA.


Gay, Bisexual, and Queer
Men
Health Care Fact Sheet

Gay and Bisexual Men Health Care Fact Sheet

Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer
Women
Health Care Fact Sheet

Lesbian and Bisexual Women Health Care Fact Sheet

Transgender
Women and Gender Diverse Veteran
Health Care Fact Sheet

Transgender Women Health Care Fact Sheet

Transgender
Men and Gender Diverse Veteran
Health Care Fact Sheet

Transgender Men Health Care Fact Sheet

Contact

Sarah Bognanno, MSW, LCSW
LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator
847-688-1900 Ext. 7603
sarah.bognanno@va.gov

LGBTQ+ Updates