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
For Women Veterans, VA is Here
Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA Medical Center nationwide to assist women Veterans and coordinate services. Women Veterans who are interested in receiving care at VA should contact the nearest VA Medical Center.
Women Veterans are assigned to a designated Women’s Health Primary Care Provider who can provide general primary care and is specially trained or experienced in women’s care.
Whole Health - It's All About You
VA’s Whole Health System offers women Veterans proactive and personalized health care—empowering you to achieve your greatest level of health and well-being. Whole Health means the Whole You. From integrative health approaches like stress reduction, nutrition, and health coaching, to traditional clinical care and complementary health approaches—your journey to Whole Health starts here.
Proactive, integrative health approaches such as:
- Health coaching
- Mind-body therapies and stress reduction
- Nutrition and weight management
- Peer support and community resources
- Programs to stop spoking
- Physical therapy and chiropractic services
You will be at the center of a Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). A provider, nurse, and others will engage with you to manage your health care.
- Primary care: includes general medical care for acute and chronic conditions, such as chronic pain, high blood pressure, and diabetes
- Preventive care: includes immunizations and cancer screenings, such as mammogram, Pap, and colonoscopy
- Gender-specific care
- Birth control
- Family planning and preconception counseling
- Maternity and newborn care (first 7 days after birth)
- Osteoporosis screening and management
Gynecology Health Services
Evaluation and treatment for:
- Abnormal Pap test
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Gynecologic cancers
Evaluation, counseling, and treatment for:
- Depression, mood, and anxiety disorders
- Alcohol and drug use and addiction
- Coping with illness
- Intimate partner violence/sexual and domestic abuse
- Military sexual trauma (MST)
- Parenting and caregiver concerns
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Stress adjustment from deployment
- Management of chronic or complex conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and fibromyalgia, as well as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis
- Surgery programs available at most Medical Centers
- Rehabilitation, homebound, and long-term care VA referrals are given to those in need of rehabilitation therapies, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy
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.