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Information for Patients and Families

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. 

Information for Patients and Families


Local Resources

Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida

Linking Lee County with health resources.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 


Open 24 hours a day


National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. 

MAT: Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Pocket guide.

FREE Publications and Digital Products Focused on Teens
Including The Truth About AlcoholThe Truth About StimulantsThe Truth About E-Cigarettes, and much more.


Opioid Treatment Program Directory

Find treatment programs in your state that treat addiction and dependence on opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers, at


Substance Use Treatment Locator

Millions of Americans have a substance use disorder. Help is available:


Controlled Substance and Medication Take-Back Locator
U.S Department of Justice


US Department of Veterans Affairs 

PTSD and Substance Abuse in Veterans

VA Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Pain Management

VHA Pain Management for Veterans/Public

VHA Pain Management for Veterans/Public – Self-Management

VA Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution


CDC RX Awareness Campaign 

Rx Awareness | CDC Injury Center

CDC: Preventing an Opioid Overdose Tip Card (PDF – 1,631 KB)

CDC: Nonopioid Treatments (PDF – 1,570 KB)

CDC: Prevent Addiction Fact Sheet (PDF – 415 KB)


Spanish Language Resources

Sobredosis de drogas

Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades
CDC drug overdose website in Spanish

Hoja Informativa sobre la campaña Rx Awareness de los CDC (622 KB PDF)
CDC Rx Awareness Fact Sheet

Actúe para prevenir la adicción (637 KB PDF)
Take Action to Prevent Addiction

Lo que usted debe saber sobre el tratamiento y la recuperación (199 KB PDF)
What You Need to Know About Treatment and Recovery