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Lee Health Announces New, Larger Dunbar Medical Office with Expanded Services After Hurricane Ian Destroyed Previous Location

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The new, permanent office is set to open in late spring

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Feb. 28, 2023) --- After Hurricane Ian destroyed Lee Community Healthcare’s Dunbar office, Lee Health brought in a mobile unit to continue serving the Dunbar community.

Now, Lee Health is pleased to announce the new permanent location of the Dunbar Medical Office. It will be located in the building that will house the future downtown location of Next Level Church at 3637 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fort Myers.

The office is tentatively scheduled to open in late April or early May. Until it opens, the mobile unit – which is located in the parking lot of the future downtown location of Next Level Church - will continue to see patients, creating a smooth transition for patients in the Dunbar community.

The new location will be much larger than the original one, and will include expanded care. In addition to adult health care services, the new Dunbar Medical Office will also be able to treat children and will offer expanded behavioral health services.

The new Dunbar Medical Office will be located just three blocks from the damaged office and three new providers will join its two longstanding providers, Dr. James Belcher and Linda Mondragon, PA. It will also increase from six exam rooms to 10, and there will be nutrition counseling and pharmaceutical advising available.

It will also be able to offer the Dunbar community new services, such as vision and hearing tests for children.

“We are excited to open the new office in the building that will house the future downtown location of Next Level Church and to be able to offer Dunbar community members access to health care in a larger, more comfortable and permanent space, with expanded health care services for all ages,” said Bob Johns, executive director of Lee Community Healthcare for Lee Health.

“Patients will not only be able to access the health care services they need in their own neighborhood, but it will be a true community hub with health care services at the center.

We are grateful for the heart that Next Level Church has for our community and for our partnership, which will help us bring the much needed services and care to the area. We couldn’t be more thankful for their partnership and support.”

Created by Lee Health, Lee Community Healthcare is a community health center that provides primary medical care to the medically uninsured and economically distressed residents of Southwest Florida. Lee Community Healthcare has four family medicine locations, which are in Dunbar, North Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres, three women’s health offices located in East and South Fort Myers, six pediatric primary care offices located in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs and Port Charlotte, and one behavioral health office located in Fort Myers.

Learn more about Lee Community Healthcare at www.leehealth.org/our-services/lee-community-healthcare

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