Health Matters: Lee Community Healthcare
From Cape Coral to Fort Myers, to LaBelle—Lee Community Healthcare facilities can be spotted throughout Lee County. “It’s a program developed for adults who primarily don’t have insurance and it’s based off income,” said Amy Frantz, a nurse practitioner with Lee Health.
The program is funded by Lee Health and its designed to keep patients out of the hospital by addressing their medical needs. “We don’t turn patients away based on their inability to pay. We also offer many things in house. We have a dietitian that comes once a week; we have behavioral health that comes, and other resources that I don’t think are typical in the primary care setting,” she said.
Patients meet with a financial counselor to qualify them for the program. “We try to help them find affordable medications. One of the struggles to not having insurance coverage is how am I going to pay for these medications? So we do our very best to find free or low-cost medications,” said Frantz. Helping patients get the medical care and education they need to improve their quality of life.
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