Lee Community Healthcare Cape Coral Receives FQHC Approval

The Lee Community Healthcare clinic in Cape Coral has been approved to operate as a federally qualified health center (FQHC) look-alike. Lee Community Healthcare is affiliated with Lee Memorial Health System and provides primary medical care and social services to the uninsured and underinsured in our community.

FQHCs provide health care and social services to support underserved communities and must operate in accordance with regulations that apply to all FQHCs. However, as a designated look-alike, the Lee Community Healthcare clinics will not receive federal grant funding. The Cape Coral office is newer than the Dunbar and North Fort Myers locations which were opened in 2011 through a partnership with United Way and approved as FQHC look-alikes in 2014.

Adults without health insurance or a regular primary care medical home have been shown to use the emergency department (ED) and hospital services at higher rates than privately insured persons. They are also less compliant with medical treatment due to non-medical factors such as transportation, food, and other financial issues. The Lee Community Healthcare initiative seeks to address all of these problems through its unique service integration model, providing both healthcare and social services.

Lee Community Healthcare is committed to focusing on optimal outcomes for patients by developing close patient-provider relationships and empowering each patient to truly understand and take ownership of their health as partners in their care. In addition, the highly trained staff routinely assists patients in evaluating their eligibility to purchase insurance through the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges and to sign up for Medicaid or Medicare benefits.

For more information, please visit www.WeCareForLee.org, or your nearest Lee Community Healthcare:

Dunbar, 3511 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite B, Fort Myers, 239-343-4910
North Fort Myers, 13279 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers, 239-652-4111
Cape Coral, 1435 SE 8th Ter., Suite E, Cape Coral, 239-424-2757

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