Delivering
the Right Care,
In the Right Place,
at the Right Time.

A service of Lee Memorial Health System

About US

When someone chooses to trust their health or the health of their family to us, we are honored.
OUR HISTORY

In 2010, it was estimated that 191,235 Lee County residents were living in low-income households, with more than 130,000 of them lacking access to primary health care services. In response to this acute community need, Lee Memorial Health System opened primary care clinics in the Dunbar and North Fort Myers communities during 2011 and later in Cape Coral. These locations provided more than 10,829 office visits to 4,165 uninsured and economically distressed residents of Lee County during 2013.

OUR CARE TEAMS

In an effort to provide the highest quality of care possible patient care teams have been assembled consistent with a patient-centered medical home approach to providing primary care. Patient care teams are formed from clinical staff that includes physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, nurses, patient registration specialists, case managers, information referral specialists, chronic disease counselors and a nutritionist.

SERVICE MODEL

Traditionally, community health centers and clinics have had to focus on moving the most patients through the “care process” as possible. However, at Lee Community Healthcare, we believe that time taken to listen to and empathize with our patients is time well spent. While some models of care call for 15 and 30 minute long appointments, Lee Community Healthcare has chosen to allow longer times for scheduled appointments in an effort to improve the quality of care provided and the bond between us and our patients.

Our Commitment

We believe that time taken to listen to and empathize with our patients is well spent.
The Right Care

The Right Care starts with a commitment by our care teams to focus on patients and what is best for them. It strives to develop a close provider-patient relationship through longer visits, and seeks to empower each patient to truly understand and take ownership in their own health.

The Right Place

The Right Place means placing offices in those Lee County communities where primary care services for the uninsured and poor are lacking and maintaining a 15-minute drive time from these locations to local emergency rooms.

The Right Time

The Right Time involves providing extended hours during the workweek and on the weekend so that working families can more easily access the care they need. Emphasizing preventive patient care before a serious health issue arises means a healthier patient and a reduced likelihood of them having to go to the hospital.

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    Reduce ER Visits

    To reduce inappropriate emergency room visits by local residents and to establish a primary care medical home for their long-term care.

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    Increase Care

    To increase access to primary health care services for the uninsured and underserved people of Lee County while helping them improve their overall health.

We have cared for thousands of patients in our community.
See what they're saying about us.

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Locations

4,165

Patients Seen

10,829

Office Visits

The Difference

Improving the quality of care provided and the bond between us and our patients.
SERVICE DISTINCTION

When someone chooses to trust their health or the health of their family to us, we are honored. In a time when the health care landscape is rapidly changing, we believe that Lee Community Healthcare offers a unique environment of care.

Fully integrated into the Lee Memorial Health System, the professionals of Lee Community Healthcare deliver the finest primary care by making patients part of a “caregiving family.” This is accomplished through intentional efforts to develop trusting relationships with each patient by:

  • Employing longer appointment times for enhanced care and instruction.
  • Supporting patients in making nutritional and exercise lifestyle changes.
  • Assisting patients with navigating the maze of health care regulations.
  • Providing referrals for follow-up lab work and specialist care.
  • Offering 24/7 access to staff nurses to address questions as they arise.
  • Providing discounts for care based on household income.
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OUR CORE VALUES

You have heard the old saying that character counts. At Lee Community Healthcare, we believe how we treat each other and our patients defines our character.

Our desire to care for and connect with our patients is driven by our commitment to our core values of:

  • patient safety
  • quality care
  • compassion
  • outstanding teamwork and patient-centered service.

Our Services

We deliver the finest primary care by making patients part of a “caregiving family.”
Provided by Lee Community Healthcare directly:

(These services are provided at our health centers.)

  • Primary medical care (adults only)
  • Diagnostic laboratory and radiological services
  • Cancer and other disease screenings
  • Immunizations (adults only)
  • Screening for elevated blood levels, communicable diseases and cholesterol
  • Behavioral health care
  • Chronic disease management for diabetes, hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and congestive heart failure
  • Appropriate Enabling Services such as case management, referrals outreach, transportation, interpreters and patient education
Provided by other organizations, through a referral:

(These services may be provided at other locations.)

  • Primary medical care (adults only)
  • Diagnostic laboratory and radiological services
  • Cancer and other disease screenings
  • Immunizations (adults only)
  • Screening for elevated blood levels, communicable diseases and cholesterol
  • Behavioral health care
  • Chronic disease management for diabetes, hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and congestive heart failure
  • Appropriate Enabling Services such as case management, referrals outreach, transportation, interpreters and patient education

Testimonials

We have cared for thousands of patients in our community.
See what they are saying about us.

Payment

No one is ever turned away because they lack the money to pay for their care.

Based on household size and family income Lee Community Healthcare patients can qualify for discounts on their care. For example, a mother or father with two children earning less than $23,850 can be seen by an Lee Community Healthcare provider for as little as $15.00. In fact, you can visit our discount calculator on the web at www.discountfeecalculation.org. We welcome all existing Medicaid and Medicare recipients as well as patients possessing private insurance.

In addition, our highly trained staff routinely assists patients in evaluating their eligibility to purchase health insurance through the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges, and in signing up for Medicaid or Medicare benefits. No one is ever turned away because they lack the money to pay for their care.

Quality care within your reach
Lee Community Healthcare, Inc. is a federally qualified health center look-alike (FQHC-LAL). Funding and operational support for Lee Community Healthcare, Inc. is provided by: Lee Memorial Health System; the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties; the State of Florida; and Lee Physician Group. Lee Community Healthcare is currently seeking NCQA designation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

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