Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
At Lovell FHCC, we are committed to providing high quality, compassionate and comprehensive health care to Women Veterans. The Women Veterans Program is designed to offer the respect, dignity, and privacy Women Veterans deserve while meeting their unique health care needs and delivering the highest quality health care to each woman. We encourage Women Veterans to utilize these benefits. We provide comprehensive primary care, gynecological care, specialty care, and integrated mental health care.
Lovell FHCC offers comprehensive primary health care to women at the main facility in both the Women’s Health Clinic as well as the Primary Care Clinic. Comprehensive primary care is also available at our outpatient clinics located in McHenry, Evanston and Kenosha. If you have experienced Military Sexual Trauma, contact us Delia De Avila, LCSW, MST Coorindator at 224-610-5843.
Each Veteran is unique. Call 224-610-1463, for help determining your individual eligibility status and enrollment into VA health care.
If you have any questions or would like to request additional information, the Women Veterans Program Manager is ready to assist you.
Janice L. Muhammad, BSN, MS, RN, CNM
Veteran, U.S. Army
Women Veterans Program Manager
For healthy living—Take Care of Yourself! Talk to your health care Provider about following preventive measures:
Mammograms, Pap test, blood pressing check, cholesterol check, Bone Density Test, Colorectal Screening, Flu Shot, and other immunizations.
For information about women Veterans health and other benefits visit these websites:
- National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799- SAFE (7233) www.thehotline.org
- Veterans Crisis Line http://veteranscrisisline.net/ or call 1-800-273-8255
- Veteran Homelessness www.va.gov/homeless/ or call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838
- Veterans Benefits www.va.gov/
- Access VA and DoD Benefits www.ebenefits.va.gov
- Center for Women Veterans www1.va.gov/womenvet/
- Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs http://www2.illinois.gov/veterans/women/Pages/default.aspx
- Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs http://dva.state.wi.us/womenvets.asp
Our Women Veterans Program Manager advises and advocates for women Veterans. She can help coordinate all the services you may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health. VA health care for women Veterans includes:
- General care includes health evaluation and counseling, disease prevention, nutrition counseling, weight control, smoking cessation, and substance abuse counseling and treatment as well as gender-specific primary care, such as cervical cancer screens (Pap smears), breast cancer screens (mammograms), birth control, preconception counseling, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, menopausal support (hormone replacement therapy).
- Mental health includes evaluation and assistance for issues such as depression, mood, and anxiety disorders; intimate partner and domestic violence; sexual trauma; elder abuse or neglect; parenting and anger management; marital, caregiver, or family-related stress; and post-deployment adjustment or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Women-and men as well-may experience repeated sexual harassment or sexual assault during their military service. Special services are available to women who have experienced MST. VA provides free, confidential counseling and treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. More information is available about MST from the national Women Veterans Health Care program and the VHA Office of Mental Health.
- Management and screening of chronic conditions includes heart disease, diabetes, cancer, glandular disorders, osteoporosis, and fibromyalgia as well as sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. Reproductive health care includes maternity care, infertility evaluation and limited treatment; sexual problems, tubal ligation, urinary incontinence, and others. VA is prohibited by legislative authority from providing either in-vitro fertilization or abortion services.
- Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care. VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, exercise therapy, recreational therapy, and vocational therapy. Homebound and long-term care services are available as well, limited to those meeting specific requirements.