Vaccine Information-Jan 20 2021:
Vaccine through Lee County:
The COVID-19 vaccine reservation system will reopen Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. The number to call is 1-866-200-3468. At this time, these vaccines are still only for people age 65 and over and frontline healthcare workers.
A total of 5,800 appointments are available for Thursday, January 21st and Friday, January 22nd.
This is a single-location vaccination site. It is located east of Interstate 75 off of Daniels Parkway. It’s the site of the old airport terminal parking lot. Message boards will direct traffic to Paul J. Doherty Parkway. A parking area is available.
Vaccine through Publix:
Coronavirus vaccine at Publix Pharmacy.
All available COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Publix Pharmacy have been claimed. Starting Friday, January 22 after 6:00 a.m. EST, eligible customers can access appointment availability beginning Saturday, January 23.
Vaccination appointments are scheduled online only https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine/florida . Appointments cannot be made by calling Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.
Eligibility - The following persons are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida, by appointment only:
- healthcare personnel with direct patient contact
- residents and staff of longterm healthcare facilities, and
- adults aged 65 years and older
is offering a special “Heroes in Healthcare” package in July for first responders as a thank you for all they are doing to care for those with COVID-19 and helping everyone stay safe. Any first responder who confirms that they are a member of the healthcare community, law enforcement, or a fire fighter, will receive a Signature Massage, Signature Facial and any one of 13 additional services for $150. This is a 30% discount from the usual cost for these services. Learn more here.
This page provides updates on the County's response to COVID-19, as well as Parks & Recreation program cancellation, Sports Development event cancellations, and Library program cancellations. You will also find useful links about prevention, services available online, the Florida Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Information on this page will be updated regularly as decisions are made that impact Lee County BoCC Government Services.
211 is a United Way program that provides free information and referral to human/social service agencies within Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties, 24 hour a day, 365 days a year. Clients can call and receive information and referrals appropriate to their needs. United Way 211 help peoples navigate their way through the maze of human and social services agencies by providing the most adequate resources for the client’s situation. English and Spanish languages are readily available. United Way 211 is for non-emergency assistance only; 211 may not be reached on some hotel, cell, or pay phones. In these cases, 211 can be reached in Lee County at (239) 433-3900 and Hendry/Glades (800) 887-9234.
United Way 211 is a partnership between United Way of Lee County, Lee County Department of Human Services, ACT, Child Care of Southwest Florida, Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and Publix Super Markets.
Centerstone Hospital & Addictions Center: is fully operational and continuing to serve clients. The hospital Access Center team is available to those with an emergent need for behavioral health treatment. Our Walk-in Center in Bradenton remains open and has extended hours of operation to address behavioral health needs in the community. Centerstone’s other programs continue to remain operational, increasing care via video/telephone to reduce risk of virus exposure. We are taking measures to protect everyone and closely monitoring information provided by national, state and local government, and regulatory agencies. If you have any questions, please call (941) 782-4150.
Kids' Minds Matter: Beginning Monday, April 6, Kids' Minds Matter will host a virtual series to increase awareness of the importance of mental wellness throughout our region by bringing together community partners and advocates to share tips and resources for families. Segments will feature psychologists, therapists, physicians, child advocates as well as other art, mind and body professionals to help caregivers with their child's mental health. These series will be streamed live via Kids' Minds Matter's Facebook channel.
Centers for Disease Control
Center for Disease Control: This page has COVID-19 information from the Center for Disease Control.
Centers for Disease Control Interim Guidance for Businesses & Employers: The Centers for Disease Control has developed Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to plan, prepare and respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.
Florida Department of Health
Florida Department of Health Updates on COVID-19: Call 1-866-779-6121; this hotline is available 24/7. Also available online. The Florida Department of Health has also created this dashboard, which you can use to stay abreast of cases, and positive and negative test results, in our state and county.
Blessings in a Backpack: provide weekend meal packages. Available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays at the following locations: RCMA Immokalee Community School, 123 North 4th St., Immokalee; Shadowlawn Elementary, 2161 Shadowlawn Dr., Naples; Colonial Elementary, 3800 Schoolhouse Road E., Fort Myers; James Stephens International Academy, 1333 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers; San Carlos Park Elementary, 17282 Lee Road, Fort Myers; Bonita Springs Elementary, 10701 Dean St., Bonita Springs; Harlem Heights Community Charter School, 15570 Hagie Dr., Fort Myers; Tice Elementary, 4524 Tice St., Fort Myers; Boys & Girls Club of Lee County, Fort Myers, 7275 Concourse Dr., Suite 200; Boys and Girls Club of Lee County, Lehigh Acres, 1262-1260 Wings Way; Boys and Girls Club of Lee County, Pueblo Bonito, Bonita Springs, 26120 Pueblo Bonito Blvd. Donations of all sizes are welcome through the donations portal at blessingsinswfl.org or via mail at P.O. Box 61402 Fort Myers, FL 33906. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Food for Lee County School District Families: Kids and teens can still get free balanced meals this summer while schools are closed! Summer BreakSpot locations are a place for kids and teens to grab a free meal with no application necessary. This year, there are thousands of meal sites - many are located at places like parks, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Summer BreakSpot is available all summer long for kids and teens 18 and under. Dial 2-1-1, Text FOODFL to 877-877 or search the map
Frank Jean, LMT: Continuing to offer massage therapy services. For appointments & information call Frank Jean, LMT at 239-247-0141.
Shangri-La Springs/Harvest & Wisdom Organic Dining: The property’s spa, offering massages, facials, and body treatments, is open with updated hours, Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information about the spa, therapists, services offered or to book an appointment, please call 239-676-7334. Prior to your visit, please review The Spa’s steps for following the recommendations here. Spa products, essential oils and more are now available for online purchase at ShangriLaSprings.com with curbside pickup. Harvest & Wisdom, the property’s organic, farm-to-table restaurant, will be closed now through the end of summer. If you are interested in site visit for venue needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-319-5534.
Pharmacies & Other Relief Options
CBD American Shaman: has retooled some of their production lines to produce hand sanitizer and cleansing wash. If any other chamber members need access to these products, they sell at bulk rates to businesses. (239) 771-8906, email@example.com, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dB_eJZBIwRyRXWaHPS4SYT8CegdGhsOr/view
Cypress Pharmacy: To thank the first responders and health care personnel working on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cypress Pharmacy is now offering pharmaceutical-grade hand sanitizer free for all first responders as well as deeply discounted CBD products for front-line health care workers. Cypress Pharmacy is also offering curbside pickup and free delivery of medications. Cypress Pharmacy hours are 8:30AM – 6:00PM. Mondays-Fridays and 9:00AM – 1:00PM Saturdays. Call 239-481-7322 or visit www.CypressPharmacy.com.
Hemp Joi: Adjusted store hours: Monday through Friday 10:00AM - 6:00PM. Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM. 239-676-0915, 9011 Daniels Pkwy. #103 Fort Myers.
Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic: Although the Southwest Florida Free Pain Clinic has had to temporarily close due to the pandemic, we are still caring for our patients. We are providing tele-medicine appointments with our physician and our physical therapist. Current patients may call 239.308.7107 to schedule an appointment. We have also posted videos on our social media with at-home massage techniques, and tips on sitting, moving, and sleeping pain-free.
Trulieve: Committed to providing patients with accessible medicine and keeping each other safe in the process. Now offering designated care hour and new home delivery fees. More information about their policy updates can be found here.
Your CBD Store: OPEN and offering curbside pickup and or free priority shipping. Due to the devastation of COVID-19, they will be enforcing no-contact service. Whether you are a new or returning customer, they will be happy to assist you! For any questions or live consultation, please call us 239-237-2807. Please wait at the door for assistance. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please stay safe. Hours of operation are the same besides closing at 6 PM MONDAY- SATURDAY rather than 7 PM. They are still closed Sundays. They currently have a special where everything in the store is 20% off and providing a FREE hand sanitizer to customers who spend $50 or more (while supplies last).
Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida: If you are SICK, CALL US. Please call your Healthcare Network primary care provider directly or call 239.658.3000 to schedule an appointment. We are no longer able to accept walk-ins.
Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc.: Serving victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking will remain open for services. Some of the services include 24-hour helpline, 3 safe shelters, rape crisis center, individual counseling and therapy, and Legal program for Injunctions for Protection. Services are offered in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties. We are now offering teletherapy and counseling for individuals needing assistance and do not want to leave home during this time with the COVID-19. For more information, shelter, appointments, please call our 24-hour hotline at 239-939-3112 or check out our website at www.actabuse.com.
Valerie's House to Re-Open August 3: In-person support groups launch again at its three locations in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. Safety precautions will be enacted, including requiring face coverings, social distancing, and temperature checks of each person as well as a form that each person will sign attesting they have not been ill or associated with anyone who has COVID-19. Chairs and floor cushions the children sit on will be placed six feet apart. Some groups will be conducted outside under tents. Valerie's House has also added additional nights for grief support to allow for social distancing and increased demand. Groups now will be offered every night Monday through Thursday at each of the locations throughout Southwest Florida. Two additional counselors have been hired to accommodate the expanded schedule, bringing the total number of employees to 10, including three licensed clinicians. Virtual groups will continue to be available for families who want to continue meeting online. Valerie's House is accepting appointments for new enrollments. Families in need of grief support for children can reach Program Director, Amy Strom by phone at 239-841-9186 or by emailing, firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID Testing in Golden Gate: Healthcare Network, a nonprofit organization committed to the health and well-being of everyone in the community, will provide free drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27 at Nichols Community Health Center in Golden Gate, 12655 Collier Blvd. Testing will be based on available supplies, for people of all ages regardless of symptoms. A physician or provider referral is not required, and those receiving tests do not need to be patients of Healthcare Network.
Dr. Stephen Prendiville: offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing at his Fort Myers office. You do not have to be a patient. $220. Appointments M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9407 Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. 239-437-3900