Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Veteran Care
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VHA) is committed to providing quality care to all Veterans including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Veterans. Excellent care has no boundaries.
Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center seeks to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of LGBT Veterans and their families. We are committed to making sensitive and high quality health care accessible. Our policies and practices focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming, and affirmative environment of care for LGBT Veterans. Our employees receive training in clinically competent care that is responsive to the unique needs of LGBT Veterans.*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.
LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) Program
As of March 2016, each VA facility has a local LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator (VCC) who is appointed by their facility leadership. The VCC is responsible for promoting best practices for serving LGBT Veterans and connecting LGBT Veterans to services.
To learn important information about the unique health risks of LGBT Veterans, download these relevant fact sheets. Here you can also find information about relevant services offered by VA.