Ivermectin: Not an Approved Treatment Option for COVID-19
Ivermectin has been in the news lately as people across the country have taken the drug in the hopes of preventing or treating COVID-19. This is not an FDA-authorized or approved treatment option. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued this health advisory, and the National Institutes of Health has determined there are insufficient data at this time to recommend the drug. The Infectious Disease Society of America, which provides treatment guidelines, recommends against its use for treatment. Lee Health does not endorse the use of Ivermectin for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.
As we have throughout the pandemic, our Lee Health team of infection prevention experts, pharmacists and physicians continue reviewing data, trends and outcomes for COVID-19-positive patients. We implement and endorse treatment options that are vetted, tested and recommended by public health officials and medical experts to provide the safest, best care and outcomes for our patients. We continue to refine and adapt our recommendations and education to reflect the advances and discoveries in science involving COVID-19 and the healthcare response to this pandemic.
COVID-19 VaccinationSchedule Today
Vaccination is an important step in ending the COVID-19 pandemic and return to normal life. At Lee Health, we urge you to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Our vaccination clinic is open to anyone age 12+ and you can get an appointment as early as this week.
Lee Health COVID-19 Vaccine
All the information you need about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Lee County. Stay up to date with the latest updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) here.
Lee TeleHealth Update
Lee Health Offering Free Urgent Care Telehealth Visits Through Lee TeleHealth
As the current wave of the coronavirus continues to spread across Southwest Florida, Lee Health is making its Lee Telehealth service free until further notice. The normal cost of a visit is $49. Lee Telehealth connects patients directly with a physician or advanced provider and is available 24/7.
Our Hospitals Are Safe
It is safe to come to the hospital or emergency room. Lee Health is well-equipped to provide safe and exceptional care to all patients, and the current staffing and capacity matters are not a reason to delay care.
Our Emergency and Urgent Care Locations are Safe and Open
Medical emergencies happen to all of us, usually when we least expect it. Our emergency rooms – available at all of our hospital locations - will calm your fears with staff members trained to treat severe and life-threatening conditions. From broken bones to breathing trouble, from chest pain to trauma, Lee Health doctors and nurses assess your needs and quickly spring into action.
Emergency Care - Cape Coral Hospital
636 Del Prado Blvd Cape Coral, FL 33990
Emergency Care - Coconut Point
23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928
Emergency Care - Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
9981 S HealthPark Dr Fort Myers, FL 33908
Emergency Care - Gulf Coast Medical Center
13681 Doctors Way Fort Myers, FL 33912
Emergency Care - HealthPark Medical Center
9981 S HealthPark Dr Fort Myers, FL 33908
Lee Convenient Care - Metro Pkwy
13340 Metro Pkwy, Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33966Fax: (239) 343-0499
Lee Convenient Care - Page Field
4771 S Cleveland Ave Fort Myers, FL 33907Fax: (239) 343-9848
Lee Convenient Care - Pine Island Rd
1682 NE Pine Island Rd Cape Coral, FL 33909Fax: (239) 424-1649
Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Lee Health
Countless families and friends have been affected by a breast cancer diagnosis. The fear women and men face of the unknown is only heightened when combined with costs of treatment, travel, and navigating their new world. That's why at Lee Health we've turned October into HOPETOBER, a month dedicated to giving hope to breast cancer patients.
Rising Together for Early Detection and Annual Screenings
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. We have faced challenges over the past year and breast cancer is no exception. We hope to provide inspiration, education and support services to those fighting.
Schedule a Mammogram Today
All Lee Health Hospitals have implemented extensive safeguards to ensure you will receive the safest care possible. We want to encourage you not to delay medical care. We know you may have concerns about visiting a healthcare facility, but we urge you not to forgo a trip to your doctor because of COVID-19 fears. Please take care of your health and well-being including annual mammogram screenings.
Breast Health Programs Serving SWFL
We are offering extended hours at our Breast Health Center- The Sanctuary in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Call for more details!
Breast Health Center - Bonita Community Health Center
3501 Health Center Blvd Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Breast Health Center - Coconut Point
23450 Via Coconut Pt Estero, FL 33928Fax: (239) 343-4035
Breast Health Center - HealthPark Commons
16281 Bass Rd, Suite 204 Fort Myers, FL 33908
Breast Health Center - Surfside
2441 Surfside Blvd, Suite 104 Cape Coral, FL 33914
Breast Health Center - The Sanctuary
8960 Colonial Center Dr Fort Myers, FL 33905
Lee Health Blood Drives
Lee Health is hosting multiple blood drives to meet the significant need for blood donors in our community. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many blood drives have been canceled, putting immense pressure on our healthcare system. The blood used for patient care has to be continuously replenished to maintain a constant blood supply.