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Long ER wait times in Lee County

Posted at 8:07 AM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 08:07:21-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla-- Southwest Florida emergency rooms are filling up so quickly during the day, that some ER's reach full capacity.

Lee Health says right now their emergency rooms are seeing a major influx of patients because of our seasonal residents. This is causing longer wait times. For example, if it's a non emergency, it's an hour and a half long wait time. If you have to be admitted into the hospital, it could be 6-8 hours before you get a bed.

Lee Health urges everyone to use one of their four convenient care centers.

Convenient Care - Metro Parkway
13340 Metro Parkway
Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Hours: Mon - Sun : 8am - 8pm

Convenient Care - Page Field
4771 S. Cleveland Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Hours: Mon - Sun : 7am - 7pm

Convenient Care - Pine Island Road
1682 NE Pine Island Road
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Hours: Mon - Sun : 7am - 7pm

Convenient Care - Summerlin
16230 Summerlin Road
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Hours: Mon - Sun : 7am - 7pm