Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, can be a devastating diagnosis for patients and their families.
The cause of ALS is unknown, and there is no cure – but recent advances in research and dedicated care help many ALS patients to live longer and better lives. Lee Health’s ALS clinic provides you with complete, compassionate care in one place so you don’t have to run around from doctor to doctor.
Our clinic serves patients residing in our 10-county area: Lee, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Monroe and Okeechobee.
We encourage patients with a confirmed diagnosis of ALS to participate in the ALS Clinic.
At each visit, a team of medical professionals individually assesses your symptoms and make recommendations for supportive therapies and symptom management techniques.
- Occupational therapist
- Physical therapist
- Respiratory therapist
- Social worker
- Speech therapist
A special team of volunteers, all experienced with the unique challenges facing those with ALS, their caregivers and families, provides support.
Lee Health’s ALS Clinic serves as a model for other clinics throughout the state. Known for providing excellent care in an uplifting, supportive family-oriented atmosphere, the clinic cares for patients from diagnosis through the duration of the disease.
ALS Certified Centers of Excellence
Lee Health's ALS Clinic is recognized by the ALS Association as a Certified Center of Excellence achieving a national standard of best-practice care in the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
This is the only clinic south of Jacksonville to receive this certification.
Appointments at the ALS Clinic
- Patient must have a confirmed ALS diagnosis and a consultation with a member of the physician team prior to clinic visit.
Please consider a gift to help ease the burden that local ALS patients face. You can help by supporting the Lee Health ALS Clinic.
Your gift is 100 percent tax deductible and goes directly to the ALS Clinic Fund or the ALS Endowment Fund to be used for the benefit of local ALS patients.
Send donations to:
Lee Health ALS Clinic
16451 HealthPark Commons Drive, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Please make checks payable to: Lee Health Foundation
To donate online go to https://leehealthfoundation.org
For more information, please contact:
Carol Emmick, ALS Clinic Coordinator