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A Shared Vision of Excellence and Compassion

The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida - a standalone, state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2017 - is on a mission to deliver vital and lifesaving care for children and their families throughout the region. Our highly trained staff believes that every child is special. Children deserve innovative care in an environment that soothes anxiety and fear. All of us - doctors, nurses, advocates, social workers, and volunteers - share that vision and care for you like family.

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Golisano Children's Hospital Location Map

Our Location

9981 S. HealthPark Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone: 239-343-KIDS

Golisano Children's Hospital is located in Fort Myers to serve Southwest Florida and provide access to pediatric specific services

What We Do: Treatments & Services

Golisano Children's Hospital, which is adjacent to HealthPark Medical Center, is the only children's hospital between Tampa and Miami and is home to the region's only Neonatal intensive Care Unit (NICU). It includes comprehensive pediatric services including a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, milk lab, regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Golisano Children's Hospital provides vital health care for children from infancy through age 18.

Making a Difference, Everyday

"It was the most terrifying time of our life and yet the most comforting because of the team at Golisano," said Brandy, Patient's mother. "They were right there every step of the way with more support than we could have imagined." Golisano Patient with Golisano mascot 'Sunny"

"She is stronger than I am,” says Adela, mother of Sarai, a Golisano  patient. “I don’t know what we’d do without Golisano. We are family here. All the doctors and nurses know Sarai and all love her. They’ve done everything and more to help us.”Hero's Unmasked visit Golisano

“The shots that I have to get are just medicine,” Ethan, Golisano Patient said. “Dorian is what helps me feel better. I don’t have to be scared for the shots because I have Dorian right next to me!”

“Having a team of dedicated professionals to answer questions and guide us during the darkest moment in our lives was amazing,” said Jen, Patient's mother.

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida provides a variety of specialized services to take care of our community's children. From our emergency department to behavioral health, surgery to intensive care, orthopedics, cancer treatment, cardiology, and more - we have you covered. Find our comprehensive list of services:

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Put Your Kids in Our Care

Looking for a Primary Care Physcian?

Golisano also offers pediatric primary care — checkups, vaccinations, sick visits and more. Our pediatricians and nurses provide exceptional pediatric primary care in convenient community settings across Lee County.

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Let's Talk Kids

We recognize that patients and their families are knowledgeable members of the care team and we want to include their unique perspectives and valuable feedback about their experience at a hospital. Learn more here about the PFAC at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. For immediate assistance call 239-343-6077 or email 

  • Lee Health Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC)

    At Lee Health, our Patient & Family Advisory Councils partner with Lee Health physicians, nurses, administrators and team members to help improve the quality of Lee Health’s care for patients and family members. Become a patient and family advisor here!

  • Parent Resources

    We invite you to use this section to learn more about us and the services that we offer to parents. We offer resources to help parents from the time their child is born to adulthood.

Studies show too much screen time can affect a child’s brain development and behavioral health---but doctors are now seeing a new concerning connection between electronics and children. “Often, kids get constipated very frequently these days with all the electronic media around. They learn to ignore the signals from the bowel and the bladder, and they tend to hold it longer, and that teaches them bad habits,” explained Dr. A.R. Abd-El-Barr pediatric urologist with Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Dr. Abd-El-Barr says the overuse of electronics has become a common cause of urinary tract infections. “If kids are holding their bladder too long, they may set them up for infections. That’s probably one of the more common things I see families for.” While UTI’s can be treated with antibiotics, doctors say it’s also important to teach children good bathroom habits. “Kids generally have to be taught no matter what age. We can’t hold them responsible for emptying their bladder on time, especially with like media and screens, it’s almost like the screen hijacks their brain, and they don’t actually hear or see the signal coming from their bladder,” said Dr. Abd-El-Barr. Encouraging children to listen to their bodies and empty their bladder when they go to the bathroom can prevent bladder problems.

Electronics linked to bathroom problems

Our pediatric urologists understand that children need specialized care. Here Dr. Abd-El-Bar, one of our Pediatric Urologists, explains the connection between electronics and some urinary problems.

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Alyssa's Safety Corner

What's new at Golisano?

Here at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, the care of our patients is truly our top priority. Stay tuned in this space to hear from Alyssa Bostwick, program development coordinator, about current topics and what they mean for your family.

It’s no exaggeration to say that COVID-19 has affected all of us. Wearing masks, social distancing, dealing with high amounts of stress and worry – this pandemic has drastically changed the way we live and how we approach our day-to-day activities. But one thing that hasn’t changed? The level of care and safety that children and their families receive at Golisano Children’s Hospital of SW Florida. The most important thing for parents and caregivers to know is that they shouldn’t delay care for children when they need it. Our hospital follows strict safety guidelines – it’s the very bedrock of our mission to care for you and inspire healing. And children are allowed two visitors in their rooms at all times! That means kids won’t be facing potentially scary situations without family members right beside them. Remember, children can have a variety of symptoms and conditions that require IMMEDIATE attention, so don’t put your child at risk. Our emergency room – along with the rest of our hospital—is open, safe and ready to help!

Patient Stories

Read about the success stories of some of our amazing patients that were treated at Golisano Childrens Hospital!

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The Gift of a Lifetime

To make a gift and learn more about giving and volunteer opportunities that support Golisano's Children Hospital of Southwest Florida, contact the Lee Health Foundation at 239-343-6950 or visit