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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Welcome to the Florida Department of Health in Lee County

Department of Health in Lee County

  •  239-332-9501

    Mailing Address

    3920 Michigan Avenue 

    Fort Myers, FL 33916 


    TTY users can contact us through Florida Relay by dialing 7-1-1 or one of the other Relay Toll Free Numbers. 

Our Vision

To Be the Healthiest State in the Nation

Our Values

I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.

Who are we?

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH-Lee) is one of 67 Public Health Departments under the governance of the integrated Florida Department of Health (DOH). Although DOH-Lee is a state agency, it maintains a very strong partnership with Lee County Government.

DOH Lee leads the local public health system in providing the Ten Essential Services of Public Health.  The local public health system encompasses a complex series of relationships between all entities that affect the health of the community.  These include: Health Care Providers, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Educational Institutions, Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Mental Health Providers, First Responders, and many others. 

The Department of Health in Lee County is the collective effort of over 280 dedicated employees working to ensure the health and safety of the more than 770,000 residents and over 3.3 million annual visitors to one of Florida’s most beautiful counties.

What do we do?

To best achieve its mission and vision, DOH-Lee is organized into a number of program areas that focus on the surveillance, prevention, detection and treatment of the most significant health and environmental issues within the county.  The major services provided by DOH-Lee include:

Infectious Disease Services: HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Prevention and Patient Care, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), Tuberculosis Control (TB), Epidemiology and Disease Control, Rabies Control and Hepatitis.  

Clinical and Nutrition Services: School Health, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Refugee Health, Family Planning, Reproductive Health and Immunizations.

Environmental Health and Engineering Services: Food Hygiene, Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution Facilities, Biomedical Waste, Tattoo and Body Piercing, Public Swimming Pool and Bathing Places Inspections, Group Care Facilities Inspections, Mobile Home Parks, Sanitary Nuisance, Indoor Air Quality, Tanning, Onsite Sewage and Disposal Systems, Well Surveillance, Water Well Construction and Tattoo Artist Licensure.

Emergency Preparedness and Response: All Hazards Planning, Leadership of Emergency Support Function 8: Health and Medical, Special Needs Shelters and Medical Reserve Corps.

Wellness Programs: Tobacco Prevention, Mental Health First Aid, Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, Healthiest Weight Florida and Florida Healthy Babies initiatives.

Community Health Planning and Statistics: Community Health Planning, Data and Statistics, Vital Statistics, and Leadership of Community Coalitions.