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We continue to provide the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the flu vaccine. Current COVID-19 Health Protection Level is High. More Details


COVID-19 vaccines: All Veterans, spouses and caregivers can get a COVID-19 vaccine at VA. 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. 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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Phone System Updates (12/8/22)

Our phone system is currently going through an update that may cause direct extensions to not connect. The update, when complete, will change all Lovell FHCC direct extensions from starting with an 8 to now starting with a 6.

While we go through this update, it is recommended to use direct lines to call specific clinics. Direct lines will start with 224-610 and end with the last 4 of the direct extension. For example, the direct line to Primary Care is 224-610-3871.

Visit our website phone directory to find the clinic number you need.

COVID-19 Health Protection Level is High

Our Health Protection Level is High as of Nov. 28. Therefore, visitor restrictions are again in place for the protection of our patients, staff, volunteers and visitors. No visitors will be allowed, except when pre-arranged with clinical care teams and deemed necessary for the wellbeing of the patient. We thank you for your patience! 

Additionally, we ask patients to arrive alone for appointments, or with only one companion or caregiver if needed for health and safety reasons.

Saturday Flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic Dec. 3

We will have a pop-up flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3 at our main hospital in the Immunizations Clinic, in Bldg. 133EF/Ambulatory Care Clinic. Veterans call 224-610-3899, and TRICARE beneficiaries call 1-800-941-4501 to schedule an appointment.

During the week, patients are asked to make appointments to get their flu shots at the main hospital and at our clinics, although we do have some walk-in availability. Flu shots also are available during regular appointments. Please go to our Flu Shot Page for detailed information.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

We have the bivalent booster! For most people ages 12 and older, the bivalent booster can be given at least two months after completion of any primary COVID-19 vaccination series, or after the last booster dose received. Call now to schedule your appointment, 224-610-3899! 

Pediatric TRICARE beneficiaries, ages 6 months to 17, call 800-941-4501 to schedule. The monovalent (old) boosters will still be offered to children 5-11 years of age. Pediatric patients must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Please go to our COVID-19 vaccination page for the latest information: COVID-19 Vaccines.

Vaccinations are given at the main hospital in North Chicago. Park in the four-story garage, come in the four flagpole/valet parking Ambulatory Care Clinic (Bldg. 133EF) entrance, where screeners will issue surgical masks and direct you to the Immunizations Clinic in Bldg. 133EF (Ambulatory Care Clinic). Don’t forget your vaccination card.


The PACT Act is a historic new law that expands VA health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. The law empowers VA to provide generations of Veterans- and their survivors- with the care and benefits they've earned and deserve. 

Any veteran or survivor wanting to apply can learn more about the PACT Act by visiting or calling 1-800-MY-VA-411 (800-698-2411). The Lovell FHCC points of contact are Lisa Murphy, 224-610-5514 or Velma Johnson, 224-610-5517.

Mpox (Monkeypox): 

Mpox is a viral infection with a painful or uncomfortable rash or sores, often with flu-like symptoms. Overall, this is still a rare infection. If you think you've been exposed or you're at high risk, talk to your doctor about options to get vaccinated. We are giving the vaccine to patients in high-risk categories. Patients who want to learn more should talk to their Lovell FHCC primary care provider.

Find more information, go to Monkeypox Information.
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