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