Delivering The Right Care, in The Right Place, at The Right Time

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About Community Health

Community Health provides accessible, affordable, high quality outpatient health care services to the medically underserved.

In 2010, it was estimated that 191,235 Lee County residents were living in low-income households, with more than 130,000 of them lacking access to primary health care services. In response to this acute community need, Lee Health opened primary care clinics in the Dunbar and North Fort Myers communities during 2011 and later in Cape. These locations provided more than 15,460 office visits to 5,729 uninsured and economically distressed residents of Lee County during 2015.


Treatment & Services

  • Provided by Lee Community Healthcare directly:
  • Primary medical care (adults only)
  • 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
  • Obstetric and gynecological care, including prenatal and perinatal care
  • Emergency medical and dental services
  • Providing assistance to patients in obtaining discounted medications
  • Mental health and substance abuse services
  • Dental care

Learn About Our Community Health Program

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.

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 $24,300 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 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 North Fort Myers and Cape Coral offices have attained NCQA Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home status with the Dunbar office currently pending.

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

Call us today to find out more information about your treatment options, to schedule a consultation or to make an appointment. Our phone number is:

Dunbar
239-343-4910 or 239-343-4912
North Fort Myers
239-652-4111 or 239-652-4101
Cape Coral
239-424-2757

Why Choose Us?

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.