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Rockford VA Clinic

Our outpatient clinic provides primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, nutrition and dietary care, physical and occupational therapy, podiatry (foot care), social work, and more. Below, you’ll find our address and hours, parking and transportation information, and the other health services we offer at our Rockford VA Clinic.

Location and contact information

Address

816 Featherstone Road
Rockford, IL 61107-6300

Phone numbers

Main phone:
Mental health care:

Clinical hours

  • Mon: 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Tue: 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Wed: 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Thu: 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Fri: 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
Rockford VA Clinic

Prepare for your visit

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Cost: Free

Wheelchair availability:  Wheelchairs are available upon arrival for patients who need them to access the building.

DAV vans services for Veterans

Hours: Individual van schedules vary

We work with Disabled American Veterans and county Veterans Affairs directors to provide transportation for Veterans and authorized caregivers to get to scheduled medical appointments.

Non-DAV van services

Many localities in the region provide other van services to Veterans.

Learn more about DAV and the other van services available in your county

Beneficiary travel

Beneficiary travel benefits include round-trip transportation from your home to the medical center, mileage reimbursement, or special mode transport. 

Find out if you qualify for beneficiary travel benefits

In the spotlight at VA Madison health care

Health services offered here

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Addiction and substance use care

We can help you overcome substance use problems from unhealthy alcohol use to life-threatening addiction. We match our services—like counseling, group therapy or medication—to your specific needs.

A referral is not required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment.

Main Phone

We help Veterans on their recovery journey through outpatient and inpatient services.  We help Veterans on their recovery journey through outpatient services and educational programs like:

Learn more about our Addictive Disorders Treatment Program (ADTP)

Advice nurse

Talk with an advice nurse if you have questions about your care or for help in deciding whether you need an urgent or routine appointment.

Appointments

No appointments are needed.

Advice Nurse

The registered nurses on our Nurse Advice Line provide you and your family with helpful medical advice and free, confidential answers to many of your health care questions.

Call:  We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In addition, our nurses can:

  • Help manage your basic health care needs
  • Answer questions about your medications or medical condition
  • Discuss your health care concerns and help you decide the best way to handle them

COVID-19 vaccines

Common conditions: coronavirus, COVID-19
We offer COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans enrolled in VA health care. This includes Veterans who live or travel outside of the U.S. and are eligible for the VA Foreign Medical Program.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Vaccine Scheduling Line

The Madison VA Hospital and Clinics currently offers the Moderna Bivalent vaccine.  Veterans can call the Vaccine Scheduling Line at 608-280-2160 to make an appointment right away.  We have appointments available at our main hospital and all of our Community Based Outpatient Clinics. 

Learn more about the VA Madison healthcare system COVID-19 vaccines.

Cardiology

Common conditions: heart disease, high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, angina, vascular diseases
Our cardiology specialists offer advanced treatment and care for conditions affecting your heart and blood vessels, including heart disease, stroke, heart rhythm disorders and high blood pressure.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

We perform noninvasive and minimally invasive tests and procedures that check, support, and improve your heart health. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and treat you with the most effective medications. Our services include:

  • Evaluating you for coronary heart disease, heart-valve disease, and heart defects
  • Determining how well blood flows through your heart vessels
  • Monitoring you for changes in heart rhythm, using electrocardiograms (EKGs or ECGs), portable Holt monitors, or ultrasound
  • Performing surgical treatments like pacemaker implants or cardiac catheterization (inserting a long, thin tube into an artery or vein)

LGBTQ+ Veteran care

If you're a Veteran who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or a related identity, we’re committed to serving your needs. The LGBTQ+ Veteran care coordinator at your VA health care facility can help you get the care you need in a safe, sensitive environment.

A referral is not required

Main Phone

LGBTQ+ Veterans Care Coordinator

We promote the health, welfare, and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Veterans and their families. We focus on ensuring a safe, welcoming, and affirmative environment when providing you with sensitive and high-quality health care services like:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Substance use and alcohol treatment
  • Testing and treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI)
  • Mental health care
  • Psychosocial assessments for gender-affirming surgeries and hormone therapy

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Statement of Inclusion and Support

It is the policy of the Wm. S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, its clinics, and Community Living Center not to engage in discrimination against any person employed, seeking employment, or seeking patient care.

You will be treated with dignity, compassion, and respect as an individual. Consistent with Federal law, VA policy, and accreditation standards of the Joint Commission, you will not be subject to discrimination for any reason, including for reasons of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Available Auxiliary Aids and Services are offered free of charge for Patients and Companions requiring assistance.   Please share your needs with your provider so we can identify and provide support options.

Laboratory and pathology

We offer blood tests and other advanced testing services to help you and your VA health care team monitor your health, find and understand any health problems and make informed treatment decisions.

A referral is required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Main Phone

Our laboratories provide a full range of clinical and diagnostic testing services. Our laboratory and pathology services include:

  • Study of blood, urine, and other bodily fluids for illness management
  • Testing for infectious diseases
  • Cytopathology (study of unusual cells) and surgical pathology (study of tissue removed during surgery)
  • Autopsy services

MOVE! weight management

Common conditions: overweight, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure
We offer easy-to-follow weight management plans backed by the latest science. Our experts can help you reduce health risks, prevent or reverse some diseases and live a better—and even longer—life.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

MOVE! is a free national VA program designed by the VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP), a part of the Office of Patient Care Services, to help veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health. Designed with you in mind, MOVE! works with you to make practical changes for lasting results.  

Learn more at about our MOVE! Program.

Mental health care

Common conditions: addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD
If you’re struggling with issues like PTSD, depression, grief, anger or trauma, we offer counseling and other support. All VA health care facilities offer same-day help. You may qualify even without enrolling in VA health care.

Visit our office, with or without an appointment

A referral is not required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Main Phone

The mental health service at the Madison VA Hospital & Clinics provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional well-being.

We conduct research and training to ensure state-of-the-art treatment.  Services are available at all locations by video.

Services Offered

Our mental health services include treatments for:

  • depression, sadness, grief
  • anxiety, worry, nervousness
  • addictive behaviors
  • relationship problems
  • stress from medical problems and/or pain
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • emotional problems, such as managing anger

Learn more and connect with a care coordinator

Confidentiality

Our mental health services are confidential. We will not talk to anyone about information you share unless you give written consent. If you have questions, please ask your mental health consultant.

 

Nutrition, food, and dietary care

Our nutrition experts work closely with you and your care team to help make sure you’re getting the nutrition you need to get and stay as healthy as possible.

A referral is required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Main Phone

Outpatient Nutrition Services

Our registered dietitians can help you maintain or improve your health with good nutrition tailored to your needs. Through group, individual, and telehealth sessions, we provide nutrition education and counseling in areas such as:

  • Cardiovascular and heart health
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Eating disorders and digestive health
  • Pregnancy and postpartum nutrition
  • Weight management (MOVE! Program)

Learn more about our Outpatient Nutrition Services.

Inpatient Nutrition Services

Healthy and nourishing food is important in the recovery of the Veteran patient. When a patient gets admitted to the hospital, part of their treatment may include a dietitian visiting to discuss food and nutrition issues such as:

  • Lack of appetite
  • Nutrition related disease like diabetes and/or hypertension
  • Weight loss/weight gain

Learn more about our Inpatient Nutrition Services.

Orthopedics

Common conditions: arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, tendon and ligament repair, joint replacement
Our orthopedists offer advanced care and treatment for issues related to muscles, bones and joints, including arthritis, disorders of the muscles and bones, tendon and ligament repair and joint replacement.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Main Phone

Main Phone

Service Hours

The service hours are the same as our facility hours.

If you have experienced loss of range of motion, painful movement, or decreased ability to perform daily tasks, you may need an Orthopedic consult.  We diagnosis and treat many disorders including but is not limited to:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains, strains, and tears

We offer our Veterans education and care in outpatient Orthopedics including:

  • Education in joint protection
  • Education in home exercise program for strength and range of motion
  • Manual therapies
  • Use of modalities (heat, ice, ultrasound, etc) in clinic and education for home use

Pharmacy

Our specialists provide a full range of services to help you get and understand your prescription medicines and supplies. You can refill VA prescriptions online, by phone or by mail.

Appointments

No appointment is needed.

Main Phone

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Prescriptions may be refilled locally by phone or the Internet.

An automated refill line is available for all patients of the Madison VA Hospital. Please call one of the following numbers: 

608-280-7134 
or 
888-856-9039

If you are using this automated refill line, all refills should be ordered at least 10 (ten) days prior to when the refill is due to ensure there is enough time for the prescription to be mailed to you.

Prescriptions may also be filled online using VA's My HealtheVet program. You will need a user id and password to log in. If you do not have one, you can easily get one by creating your personal profile.

All veterans are encouraged to refill their prescriptions by phone or Internet. Because of our patient workload, prescriptions cannot be refilled at the main outpatient pharmacy window.

Learn more about Pharmacy

Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy

Physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy can help restore movement and function if you have been disabled by injury or disease.

A referral is required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Main Phone

We provide a wide variety of services to Veterans of all ages for the treatment of acute and chronic pain, sprains, strains, weakness, deconditioning, post-surgical and post-fracture rehabilitation involving the arms, legs and spine. Our staff of licensed Physical Therapists perform comprehensive evaluations and design personalized treatment programs enabling patients to reach their goals for functional improvement.

Types of Services Provided

  • Amputee Care
  • Back Maintenance School
  • Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Diabetic Foot Care and Management
  • Falls Prevention/Balance Retraining
  • Lymphedema Management
  • Outpatient Orthopedics
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Treatment
  • Pre-operative and post-operative instruction for Orthopedic Conditions
  • Pre-operative and post-operative heart and lung transplant rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

 

Podiatry

Common conditions: arthritis, bunions, diabetic foot care, foot deformities, skin and nail conditions

Our podiatry specialists evaluate and treat a wide range of injuries, diseases and disorders that affect your feet and ankles—from ingrown toenails to inflammation to diabetic foot ulcers.

A referral is required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Main Phone

After years of walking, running, marching, jumping, rappelling, and parachuting, many Veterans experience trouble with their feet and ankles. We can help treat those problems so you can continue to enjoy an active lifestyle. Our podiatry services include:

  • Arthritis care for inflamed, swollen, or damaged joints
  • Foot and ankle fracture treatment, repair of cartilage, torn tendons and ligaments
  • Injections to reduce pain and swelling
  • Joint arthroplasty (surgical repair or reconstruction) and replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Foot health maintenance procedures (bunion removal, resurfacing, and nail trimming)

Primary care

Your VA primary care provider will work closely with you to plan for all the care you need to stay healthy and well throughout your life, including immunizations and vaccinations. They will also work with family members or caregivers who support you.

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment.

Main Phone

Primary care gives eligible Veterans easy access to health care professionals familiar with their needs. It provides long-term patient-provider relationships, coordinates care across a spectrum of health services, educates, and offers disease prevention programs. 

Primary care is the foundation of VHA health care and is your first point of contact with the health care system for Veterans enrolled in VHA. Contact your primary care physician if you need any of these or other services:

  • Colon, breast, cervical, prostate and other cancer screening
  • High blood pressure and cholesterol screening and treatment
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment
  • Diabetes prevention and treatment
  • Flu vaccine and other recommended vaccines
  • Treatment for obesity
  • Routine Women's health care across a lifespan
  • Help quitting smoking
  • Screening for mental health, drug and alcohol concerns
  • Labs and blood work

Radiology

We use imaging to help screen for, diagnose, and treat illness and injury. We provide X-rays and other imaging technologies.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

General X-Ray is the only imaging service offered at this clinic. Please contact this clinic to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. All exams require a referral and an appointment.

Office

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Closed all federal holidays

We offer radiology imaging services to diagnose and treat many medical conditions. Our services include:

  • Fluoroscopy Exams – All exams MUST be scheduled, not available at all locations.
  • Ultrasound (US) – All exams MUST be scheduled, not available at all locations.
  • Bone Density (DEXA) – All exams MUST be scheduled, not available at all locations.
  • Computer Tomography (CT) – All exams MUST be scheduled, not available at all locations. 
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – All exams MUST be scheduled, not available at all locations. 
  • Interventional Radiology (IR) – All exams MUST be scheduled, not available at all locations.
  • General X-ray – Walk-ins available based on location.

If you have any questions at all about your exams, please do not hesitate to call us and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Social work

Social workers are here to help Veterans, families and caregivers with almost any need, from help with finances or housing to questions about treatment to just feeling overwhelmed. We are here for you.

A referral is required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Main Phone

Social Workers assist Veterans and their families with

  • home health services
  • legal services
  • transportation
  • community living

Social work offers counseling:

  • to veterans with drug, alcohol, and emotional problems
  • to help veterans and their families understand and adjust to an illness or disability
  • to veterans and family members who want to prepare advance directives and durable powers of attorney for health care or finances
  • to help veterans and their families cope with terminal illness
  • to family members about legal issues such as commitment and guardianship

Counseling is conducted through:

  • one-on-one discussions
  • family conferences
  • group classes

Telehealth

With VA telehealth, you can get care from your health providers without having to travel. Get checkups and treatment, talk about your care and more—from home or elsewhere.

A referral is required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Main Phone

We use the latest in secure digital technology to set up remote visits with our health care providers. We offer video conferencing and home telehealth services that lets you securely share your health information with experts at VA facilities. We offer telehealth visits with providers in:

  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Nutrition Services
  • Geriatrics
  • Dermatology
  • Hematology
  • Caregiver Support
  • Spirometry
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Care
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Cardiology

Learn more about telehealth

Toxic exposure screening

Common conditions: War-related exposure, open burn pit exposure, airborne hazards exposure, Gulf War-related exposure, Gulf War Illness, Agent Orange exposure, radiation exposure, Camp Lejeune contaminated water exposure
We provide a quick screening to identify toxins you may have come in contact with during your military service. The screening takes 5 to 10 minutes. During the screening, we’ll ask you questions and document your responses in your medical record. Your answers will inform your VA health care team of any possible exposures. We’ll also connect you to more resources if you have any concerns.

Visit our office, by appointment only

Virtual visits may be available

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Every Veteran enrolled in VA health care will receive an initial screening and a follow-up screening at least once every 5 years. Veterans who are not enrolled and who meet eligibility requirements will have an opportunity to enroll and receive the screening.  

The screening will ask you if you think you were exposed to any of these hazards while serving:

Ask about the screening at your next VA health care appointment and learn more about VA’s Environmental Health Registries.

Veteran readiness and employment programs

We can help you reach your job and career goals with one-on-one support, counseling, and training.

Visit our office, by appointment only

A referral is required

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Office

Service Hours

  • Mon. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

We help Veterans with physical and mental health challenges find and keep jobs through our long-term partnerships with business, industry, and government agencies. We offer 6 services:

  • Our transitional work program matches Veteran’s skills with a specific job and provides supervision to help them gain work experience
  • Our supported employment program helps Veterans with serious mental illnesses or physical disabilities compete for jobs in their communities
  • Our Community Based Employment Services provides job search, placement, and support to Veterans interested in competitive employment. This service is intended for individuals with less significant barriers to employment and tends to be shorter in longevity.
  • The Transitional Residence program is designed for Veterans with an expected outcome of competitive employment and has a rehabilitative focus based on transitioning to successful independent community living. 
  • The Supported Education program supports Veterans entering or currently pursuing educational settings in order to choose, get and keep an education goal.
  • Our vocational assistance services offer brief assistance with job search process and job search skills development. 

Learn more about VA vocational rehabilitation

Women Veteran care

Common conditions: women's primary care, mental health, obstetrics and gynecology, pap smear, mammogram

We offer women’s health services to meet your specific needs such as disease screenings, mental health treatment, recovery from military sexual trauma, maternity care and female-specific medical equipment.

Appointments

Contact us to schedule, reschedule, or cancel your appointment. If a referral is required, you’ll need to contact your primary care provider first.

Main Phone

Resources specifically for women Veterans include: 

  • Women Veteran Health Clinic
  • Perinatal Mental Health Clinic
  • Pelvic floor disorder rehabilitation
  • Military sexual trauma
  • Breast cancer screening (mammograms)
  • Cervical cancer screening (Pap & HPV testing)
  • Osteoporosis screening (bone density test)

Learn more about Women Veteran Care

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