Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Fisher Health Clinic Great Lakes
3001 North Green Bay Road
Managed Care Dept
Great Lakes, IL 60064
Phone (DSN) 792-6712
Moving with TRICARE
When you move, TRICARE moves with you. It's there before, during and when you get to your next duty station. It's available worldwide. There are steps you need to take to make sure changes to your TRICARE coverage go smoothly. With your move, you may have to use a different TRICARE option.
Visit Moving to learn more.
Getting care along the way
Before you move, you should take care of any routine medical needs, including immunizations, and fill your prescriptions so you have enough while traveling. If you need to get care during your move, visit Getting Care When Traveling to learn what to do.
Filling prescriptions while traveling
You should get all prescriptions refilled before traveling. But if you run out of a prescription drug while traveling, visit Filling Prescriptions When Traveling.
Getting dental care while traveling
Getting dental care while traveling depends on your location and whether you are a service member or family member.
Permanent change of station for active-duty service members
With permanent change of station orders, ask for a copy of your medical and dental records from your military treatment facility, or MTF, records section and the dental treatment facility, or DTF. Do this at least one month before your permanent change of station date. The MTF should also transfer a copy of your record and any family records to your new duty station or you may be able to hand carry them to your new duty station.
If you want someone else to be able to get medical or dental information on you or your family while you are moving, you need to complete a DD Form 2870, "Authorization for Disclosure of Medical or Dental Information."
For more information on getting copies of medical records, visit Request Copies of Medical Records.
Installation Specific Information
The only military medical treatment facility in the Chicago area and the Midwest is located at the James A. Lowell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in North Chicago, IL. Its primary mission is to provide inpatient and outpatient service support for active duty Navy personnel in basic and other service training, all other active duty members of the seven uniformed services, their DEERS eligible dependants and all eligible veterans. Health care is rendered to other authorized persons as space and resources permit.
Emergency services are not available at Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes. In the event of an emergency, beneficiaries are advised to immediately proceed to the emergency room nearest to them.
Routine care is rendered in this priority:
If FHCC still has primary care capacity after enrollment of all eligible members of priority groups 1 through 3, non-enrolled beneficiaries (groups 4 and 5) may continue to access health care, on a space-available basis.
The main building on the west campus is multi floor hospital which has facilities for separate primary care services for both DOD beneficiaries and Veterans as well as combined specialty services, laboratory, pharmacy, operating rooms, emergency room and inpatient beds.
There are also medical services available at branch clinics:
On base emergency services (fire, ambulance, police) are accessed by dialing extension 3333.
Poison control is accessible by dialing 800-942-5969.
School Physicals -- For school physicals, please contact the Appointment Call Center at 1-800-941-4501 for appointments. Please bring the following for your school physical appointment:
Dental services are available only for Active Duty members on base.
For information on local health care support utilizing TRICARE network providers, contact HealthNet, the Managed Care Support Contractor, at 1-877-874-2273.
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