New Convenient Care Opens on Metro Parkway
Open House Slated for Outpatient Center Nov. 30
(Fort Myers, Fla. – Nov. 20, 2017) – Lee Health opened the doors of its fourth Convenient Care today in the Outpatient Center at 13340 Metro Parkway, near Gulf Coast Medical Center. The new urgent care center is located on the first floor of the Outpatient Center and will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, except some major holidays.
Convenient Care offers an alternative to the emergency department for treatment of nonlife-threatening injury or illness with the expertise of skilled physicians in a state-of-the-art clinic. The Convenient Care has 17 exam rooms, including three procedure rooms for laceration repair and abscesses. Convenient Care medical centers are ideal for sprains, strains, cuts, rashes, cold and flu, auto and work-related injuries, and school or sports physicals. Each site is equipped with x-ray capabilities for fractures and broken bones (not protruding through the skin).
“Convenient Care is helpful for individuals who don’t have a primary care physician, and it’s a great alternative to using the emergency department for nonlife-threatening medical issues - especially during season,” explains Kris Fay, chief administrative officer of Lee Physician Group. “It gives the community immediate access to quality, hospital-affiliated health care provided by our trusted Lee Physician Group physicians and skilled nurses.”
Convenient Care centers are located throughout Lee County and offer quality, walk-in medical care for adults and children in a cost-effective, comfortable environment. Convenient Care is appropriate when: you have a nonlife-threatening emergency, you're unable to get an appointment with your primary care doctor, or if you’re not established with a primary care physician. No appointment or referral is necessary, and most insurance is accepted.
The new Outpatient Center is also home to Lee Physician Group (LPG) Cardiology and Infectious Disease offices, and outpatient cardiology testing services. A public open house will be held 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30. An LPG Pulmonology practice is scheduled to open in early December.
For more information, visit www.LeeHealth.org, or call 239-481-4111.
About Lee Health
Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org
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