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Gulf Coast Medical Center

13681 Doctors Way, Fort Myers, FL 33912
Cape Coral: Route 30, then Route 50. North Fort Myers: Route 140, then Route 80. Fort Myers: Route 140, then Route 80 or Route 50; Fort Myers Beach: Route 400, then Route 50; Estero: Route 240, then Route 80.
If this is a medical emergency, please call 911. For minor injuries and illnesses, please see one of our Lee Convenient Care locations.

Overview & What to Expect

As the largest hospital in the Lee Health system, Gulf Coast Medical Center houses a Level II Trauma Center, the Neuroscience Institute, orthopedic, oncology and cardiology services, and much more.

An accredited, comprehensive stroke center features minimally invasive catheter procedures to treat stroke patients.

Since 2017, Gulf Coast Medical Center has undergone an extensive expansion, adding three stories and 268 patient beds, including additional ICU beds and an inpatient unit for cancer care.

The Regional Cancer Center at Gulf Coast Medical Center

The expansion also includes a dedicated floor with patient beds and a passionate staff specially trained to treat cancer. This cancer floor means patients and their families have access to treatment options in one place, amenities designed for maximum comfort, and the latest technology.

Gulf Coast Medical Center’s 7th floor is part of the Regional Cancer Center, a national-level program that brings together top cancer experts around Southwest Florida to provide inpatient and outpatient care for our community.

Parking & Transportation

Parking Info

Parking is easy at Gulf Coast Medical Center! Park for free right out front and all around our facility.

There are three entrances into the parking lot:

  • Main patient entrance: South from Daniels Parkway
  • West from Plantation Road
  • East from Metro Parkway 

Additional Services

This Lee Health facility provides handicapped-accessible parking, wheelchair service, patient escorts, accessible restrooms, and other patient resources such as language services to make your stay easier and more convenient.

Parking Lot Valet

Need a ride from your car to the door? Look out for our friendly volunteers driving golf carts throughout the parking lot, offering free rides to the hospital door.

Facility Map


Hours vary depending on the type of unit, the level of care, patient needs, or physicians' instructions. Please call for unit hours.

Contact Information

  • Admitting239-343-0092
  • Business Office800-809-9906
  • Gift Shop239-343-0106
  • Guest Services239-343-0401
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center239-343-1000
  • Laboratory239-343-0690
  • Medical Library239-343-0708
  • Medical Records/Release of Information239-424-1340
  • Patient Information239-343-1000
  • Pharmacy, Retail239-343-1600
  • Radiology239-343-0118
  • Registration Services239-343-0575
  • Rehabilitation, Inpatient239-343-0645
  • Rehabilitation, Outpatient239-343-1645
  • Security239-343-0411
  • Spiritual Services239-343-1130
  • Uniform Store239-343-1044
  • Volunteer Resources239-343-0636



Gulf Coast Medical Center wide exterior Gulf Coast Medical Center emergency department

Special Recognition

  • 4 stars in CMS Quality Star Rankings
  • Top 250 Hospital nationwide according to Healthgrades
  • “A” grade for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association “Get with The Guidelines” Gold Plus Stroke Center designation
  • American College of Cardiology Best Hospitals, as featured in U.S. News & World Report
  • Only Level II Trauma Center between Bradenton and Miami
  • Seventh floor part of the Regional Cancer Center, a national-level program that unites top cancer experts around Southwest Florida to provide care for our community

ENA Lantern Award

Gulf Coast Medical Center is 1 of 29 hospitals to receive the ENA's Lantern Award in 2022. This year, the emergency departments at both Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL and Gulf Coast Medical Center received the accolade. They're recognized by ENA for their exceptional and innovative performance in emergency care.

2022 to 2025 Lantern Award Seal Small

Patient Safety

Our hospital earned an A grade for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group, a leading health care nonprofit! This recognition is special, because everyone on the Lee Health team focuses on the safety of our patients, visitors, and team, as well as promoting a transparent, fair culture.

Heart Care

Gulf Coast Medical Center has earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association “Get With The Guidelines” Gold Plus Stroke Center designation.


Gulf Coast Medical Center was rated a 4-star facility by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Key Facts

Number of Patients Seen Annually: 209,828

Number of Licensed Beds: 699

Number of Private Rooms: 584

Number of Stroke Beds: 90

Number of ED Beds: 70, Including 4 Trauma Bays and 8 Fast-Track Rooms

Number of Operating Rooms: 22

Number of Skilled Nursing Unit Beds in Building Adjacent to Hospital: 75

Associated Locations