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Explore Chicago VA's diverse program offerings, which include patient health care, cutting-edge clinical research, and other specialties.

Jesse Brown VA Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (Long COVID) Program

The goal of the Jesse Brown Long COVID clinic is to provide individualized care from multiple disciplines to Veterans experiencing prolonged impaired function due to new or worsening symptoms related to COVID-19 illness lasting more than 12 weeks in duration. The ultimate goal is to improve symptom severity and quality of life in our Veteran patients.

Learn more about the Long COVID program 

Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program

The VA Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) is committed to helping Veterans, their partners, and also VA staff who are impacted by Intimate Partner Violence. If you or someone you know could be experiencing and/or using IPV – help is available.

Learn more about the IPV Assistance program 

Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HPDP)

Also known as HPDP, the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program is one of the most powerful tools for Veterans and their caregivers to improve the overall well-being of the Veteran. Veterans face some of the most challenging health conditions, yet, are empowered to base informed decisions on evidence-based information at no cost. The program is based on 10 Healthy Living Messages that provide basic knowledge to prevent further illnesses and disease progression.  The National Center for Health Promotion Disease Prevention (NCP) provides guidance to VA’s across the nation and is also a valuable resource for our nation’s heroes.

Learn more about the COMPACT Act

The Compact Act allows veterans to get no-cost mental health treatment at both Veterans Affairs (VA) and non-VA facilities. The goal of the Compact Act is to prevent veteran suicide by offering no-cost care.

Section 201 of the Veterans COMPACT Act expands the VA's ability to furnish and pay for treatment of eligible individuals in acute suicide crisis. This means the VA will:

  • Provide, pay for and reimburse emergent suicide care for eligible individuals.
  • Expand emergent suicide care to all eligible individuals, regardless of eligibility for VHA healthcare benefits.
  • Provide emergent suicide inpatient or crisis residential care for up to 30 days, and outpatient medical and mental healthcare related to the acute suicidal crisis for up to 90 days at no cost.
  • Ensure that all eligible individuals are not responsible for costs associated with emergent suicide care, including emergency transportation.