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.
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lee Health continues to collaborate with and follow the guidance of local, state, and government officials. We develop visitation plans in consideration of patient, staff, and public safety but also to meet the emotional and care needs of our patients. See our current visitation policy 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.
Clips for Cancer
Join us every Friday in September at 8am to watch as local leaders allow our Golisano child cancer survivors to shave their heads.
Our 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
Award-Winning Cardiology Services
Each day, about 2,150 Americans die from cardiovascular disease — a leading cause of severe disability that claims the lives of nearly 219,000 each year. Lee Health provides comprehensive treatment options for a wide variety of conditions. We invite you to learn more about these conditions along with tests we perform, preventive care options, hospital services, and other essential information. Keep your heart healthy by preventing, evaluating, and treating cardiovascular diseases.
Lee Convenient Care - Metro Pkwy
13340 Metro Pkwy, Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33966
Lee Convenient Care - Page Field
4771 S Cleveland Ave Fort Myers, FL 33907
Lee Convenient Care - Pine Island Rd
1682 NE Pine Island Rd Cape Coral, FL 33909
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.