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About Lee Community Healthcare

Lee Community Healthcare (LCH) is a community health center established in May of 2011 which received federally qualified health center look-alike (FQHC-LA) designation on February 26, 2015.

Lee Community Healthcare Locations include:

From its 45 physicians, advanced practitioners, midwives, nurses and support staff provide primary medical care to the medically uninsured and economically distressed residents of southwest Florida. In 2016, it was estimated that 250,008 Lee County residents were living in low-income households, 140,476 lacked some form of health insurance coverage, and 129,874 lacked access to primary health care services. In response to these acute community needs the team at Lee Community Healthcare saw 9,546 patients during 25,070 office visits in 2017.

Choosing Us Makes Sense Because…

The Right Care starts with a commitment by our care teams to focus on patients and what is best for them. It strives to develop a close provider-patient relationship through longer visits, and seeks to empower each patient to truly understand and take ownership in their own health.

The Right Place means placing offices in the heart of those communities where primary care services for the uninsured and medically under-served are lacking, and maintaining a proximity close to local emergency rooms wherever possible.

The Right Time involves providing extended hours during the workweek and on the weekend so that working families can more easily access the care they need. Emphasizing preventive patient care before a serious health issue arises means a healthier patient and a reduced likelihood of them having to go to the hospital.

Treatment & Services

Provided by Lee Community Healthcare directly:

  • Primary medical care for adults (all locations) & children (only at Lehigh Acres)
  • Diagnostic laboratory and radiological services
  • Cancer and other disease screenings
  • Immunizations (adults only)
  • Screening for elevated blood levels, communicable diseases and cholesterol
  • Behavioral health care
  • Chronic disease management for diabetes, hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and congestive heart failure
  • Appropriate Enabling Services such as case management, referrals outreach, transportation assistance, interpreters and patient education Provided by other organizations, through a referral
  • Pediatric care, including well-child services (only at Lehigh Acres)
  • Obstetric and gynecological care, including prenatal and perinatal care
  • Providing assistance to patients in obtaining discounted medications

Provided by Partner Providers by referral:

  • Complex mental health and substance abuse services
  • Emergency medical care
  • Emergency and routine dental care

How Much Will I Pay?

Based on household size and family income Lee Community Healthcare patients can qualify for discounts on their care. For example, a mother or father with two children earning less than $25,100 can be seen by an Lee Community Healthcare provider for as little as $10.00.

We welcome all existing Medicaid and Medicare recipients as well as patients possessing private insurance. In addition, our highly trained staff routinely assists patients in evaluating their eligibility to purchase health insurance through the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges, and in signing up for Medicaid or Medicare benefits. No one is ever turned away because they lack the money to pay for their care.

Lee Community Healthcare Annual Report

Annual Report

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Lee Community Healthcare - Lehigh Acres

*New Location

  • 5705 Lee Boulevard
  • Suite 1
  • Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
    Hours:
  • Mon - Fri : 8am - 5pm
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  • Phone: 239-343-1800
  • Fax: 239-343-4041
Lee Community Healthcare - Dunbar
  • 3511 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • Fort Myers, FL 33916
    Hours:
  • Mon, Wed & Fri : 8am - 5pm
  • Tues & Thurs : 8am - 7pm
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  • Phone: 239-343-4910
  • Fax: 239-343-4911
Lee Community Healthcare - North Fort Myers
  • 13279 N. Cleveland Ave.
  • North Fort Myers, FL 33903
    Hours:
  • Mon, Wed & Fri : 8am - 5pm
  • Tues & Thurs : 8am - 7pm
  • Sat : 8am - 12pm
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  • Phone: 239-652-4111
  • Fax: 239-652-4105
Lee Community Healthcare - Cape Coral
  • 1435 SE 8th Terrace
  • Suite E
  • Cape Coral, FL 33990
    Hours:
  • Mon, Wed & Fri : 8am - 5pm
  • Tues & Thurs : 8am - 7pm
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  • Phone: 239-424-2757
  • Fax: 239-772-0186
Lee Community Healthcare- East Fort Myers Ob/Gyn
  • 4040 Palm Beach Blvd., Suite F
  • Fort Myers, FL 33916
    Hours:
  • Mon - Fri : 8am - 5pm
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  • Phone: 239-343-7100
  • Fax: 239-694-8447
Lee Community Healthcare- South Fort Myers Ob/Gyn
  • 16271 Bass Road
  • Fort Myers, FL 33908
    Hours:
  • Mon - Fri : 8am - 5pm
lee community health center - dunbar
  • Phone: 239-343-7100
  • Fax: 239-343-7190

What Makes Lee Community Healthcare Unique

Overview

Lee Community Healthcare is your medical home. This means that you receive the best care, with follow-up conversations and visits to manage your health, from routine illness and injury to chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure, asthma and diabetes. We also understand that not feeling your best may be more than just a medical problem. We have staff members who are trained to help you with other important life challenges: finding a job, paying your rent or feeding your family.

Consider us an alternative to the emergency department. By partnering with you for regularly scheduled visits, we can reduce or eliminate the need for emergency visits to the hospital.

Primary Objectives

Our primary objectives are to:

  • Increase access to primary health care services for the uninsured and underserved people of Lee County while helping them improve their overall health
  • Reduce inappropriate emergency room visits by local residents and to establish a primary care medical home for their long-term care

Core Values

You have heard the old saying that character counts. At Lee Community Healthcare, we believe how we treat each other and our patients defines our character. Our desire to care for and connect with our patients is driven by our commitment to our core values of: patient safety, quality care, compassion, outstanding teamwork and patient-centered service.

Service Distinctions

When someone chooses to trust their health or the health of their family to us, we are honored. In a time when the health care landscape is rapidly changing, we believe that Lee Community Healthcare offers a unique environment of care. Fully integrated into Lee Health, the professionals of Lee Community Healthcare deliver the finest primary care by making patients part of a “caregiving family.” This is accomplished through intentional efforts to develop trusting relationships with each patient by:

  • Employing longer appointment times for enhanced care and instruction
  • Supporting patients in making nutritional and exercise lifestyle changes
  • Assisting patients with navigating the maze of health care regulations
  • Providing referrals for follow-up lab work and specialist care
  • Offering in-office help to patients needing social services (e.g. work, food, rent, etc.)
  • Providing discounts for care based on household income

Our Staff

In an effort to provide the highest quality of care possible patient care teams have been assembled consistent with a patient-centered medical home approach to providing primary care. Patient care teams are formed from clinical staff that includes physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, nurses, patient registration specialists, case managers, information referral specialists and a nutritionist.

We have Spanish speaking staff in each of our offices.

Lee Physician Group Doctors & Advanced Providers

Lee Community Healthcare is a federally qualified health center look-alike (FQHC-LAL). Funding and operational support for Lee Community Healthcare is provided by: Lee Health; the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties; the State of Florida; and Lee Physician Group. Lee Community Healthcare’s Dunbar, North Fort Myers and Cape Coral offices have attained NCQA Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home status.