COVID-19 Safety And Preparation

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By: Peter Servente

Here at East Lee County News, we aim to funnel the best resources your way in efforts to combat COVID-19.

From Lee Health: It is important to note that when trying to get a COVID test, do NOT VISIT THE EMERGENCY ROOM. This will only result in you being redirected to a testing site.

A list of available testing sites is available to you from the emergency department staff at Lee Health. “We are available to evaluate and treat any medical condition you may be experiencing at this time. Please let the staff know if you wish to be seen for a medical condition. Thank you for your cooperation!

The information provided here does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by Lee Health.

COVID TESTING SITES

• Florida Dept. of Health

• CVS

• Walgreens

• Curative

• MedExpress

• Any Lab Test Now

• ARCpoint Labs of Fort Myers

• Lee Convenient Care

VACCINATION LOCATIONS

Gulf Coast Hospital – Lee Health Vaccination Clinic: Vaccines available ages 12+, appointments starting at 7 A.M. For more information, visit www.leehealth.org/covid-19-vaccine

Golisano Children’s Hospital Mobile Pediatric Vaccination Clinic: Will be making stops around SWFL to vaccinate children 12+ for COVID-19! For more information visit www.leehealth.org/our-services/public-health-awareness/mobile-pediatric-vaccination-clinic

HOSPITAL VISITATION RESTRICTIONS

Changes to Visitation Restrictions at the time of publishing. Please see the hospital sites directly for up-to-date information.

Lee Health’s adult acute care hospital campuses – Limited to one visitor per patient.

Golisano Children’s Hospital – Limited to two visitors per patient (over 12 years of age)

Lee Health Emergency Departments – Visitors are granted access if they are needed to gather information.

Lee Convenient Care – Visitors admitted if they are needed to gather information.

Lehigh Regional Medical Center – NO visitors for Emergency Department, Hospitalized Patients, or Lab/Imaging Patients.

For more information on visitation restrictions, please visit www.leehealth.org and www.lehighregional.com/for-patients-visitors/visitor-information/

The State of Florida, Opens 3 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Sites In SW Florida

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has opened a Collier County site for monoclonal antibody treatments. The location opened Thursday at the former Dollar General in Winn-Dixie Plaza, 1500 Lake Trafford Road, Immokalee. These state sites continue to open in SWFL and can serve more than 300 patients daily. For more information on the sites being opened, please visit www.flgov.com.

For more information and links to resources listed in this article, please visit EastLeeNews.com.

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