Back to home June 2013
Lee Physician Group Cape Coral United Way House Now Open
The need is great but until now, Cape Coral residents who live without health insurance have had limited access to routine medical care. The Lee Physician Group Cape Coral United Way House opened April 29, giving city residents a new option for adult primary care.
“We understand that there are a lot of families in need of access to care,” says Cie Mora, Lee Physician Group United Way House operations manager.
“This gives us an opportunity to redirect visits from the Emergency Departments. Our goal is to help Lee County residents establish with a medical home for their primary health care needs. If the patient or household has other identified needs beyond the medical services, we are partners with social service agencies and other community resources.”
The new Lee Physician Group United Way House serves an adult population, many with ongoing health issues, including diabetes and high blood pressure.
The Lee Physician Group Dunbar and North Fort Myers United Way Houses opened in 2011. Now, Cape Coral residents will not have to travel as far to receive the care they need.
“We know there is a need in Cape Coral,” Cie says. “Many of these residents have been traveling to the North Fort Myers location.”
The Cape Coral location has six exam rooms and will expand to nine rooms by the end of the year. Two nurse practitioners and support staff operate the clinic, with plans to hire a collaborating physician within the year.
“Our goal is to improve the health education of the community,” Cie says. “We want people to get the care they need before they have to resort to a hospital setting.”
Who is eligible: The Lee Physician Group Cape Coral United Way House serves residents of Lee County. Patients must provide proof of household income by way of the four most recent pay stubs; a utility bill with a Lee County address; and valid driver’s license or government-issued ID. This location is for adult patients.
Payment is a sliding scale based on household income. Payment is required.
Medicare, Medicaid and many other insurance plans are accepted but patients do not need insurance to get an appointment.
“Our goal is to improve the health education of the community, ” Cie says. “We want people to get the care they need before they have to resort to a hospital setting.”
Neighborhood Health Care: United Way Houses