Lee County Hurricane Ian Update – Medical Services and Support During Hurricane Ian Recovery | News, Sports, Jobs

Lee County and partners have updates regarding medical services and support after Hurricane Ian. New medical treatment sites are becoming available as state and federal health resources are mobilized to provide medical services.

Urgent Care

A mobile health clinic is located at the Estero Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero. The clinic is currently open 24 hours a day and offers urgent care services. Additional locations are expected to open in the coming days, please visit www.LeeGov.com/Storm for updates.

Mobile health clinics will operate much like traditional urgent care facilities, which treat the types of medical issues that are not emergencies but require immediate treatment. Situations that lend themselves to emergency care include: dehydration, small cuts that may require stitches, sprains and strains, wheezing or shortness of breath, fever without a rash, persistent vomiting or diarrhea, abdominal pain, mild flu-like symptoms .

The county is also encouraging residents to check Lee Health’s website for the status of its urgent care clinics and information about their reopening. Visit www.LeeHealth.org for this information.

field hospital

A mobile field hospital containing 100 beds and an emergency department located at the Edison Mall in the old Sears building is open for services. This facility will serve the general public, providing diagnosis and treatment for a variety of problems commonly encountered in traditional hospitals. Residents should continue to dial 911 in the event of a life-threatening emergency.

Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) Update

Disaster Medical Assistance (DMAT) teams are mobilizing two additional sites to support the Lee County health system. Lee Memorial Hospital and Cape Coral Hospital will be the first two locations to open services on Wednesday. This will allow residents faster access to emergency services, such as emergency room overflow. As previously mentioned, residents should continue to call 911 in the event of a life-threatening emergency.

Lee County Additional Information and Updates

It is expected that other medical services will be mobilized throughout the response efforts. Visit www.leegov.com/storm.

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