We Care

The We Care program of Lee County coordinates specialty medical care given  to medically needy, uninsured, unemployed people in our community.


  • We Care is a medical specialty referral program
  • Services are provided by volunteer physicians and other healthcare providers
  • Healthcare services are provided without cost to the patient
  • Providers of these specialty healthcare services are protected by Sovereign Immunity, as defined in section 766.1115, Florida Statutes.
  • Patients’ income must place them at least 200% of the defined federal poverty level.
  • Patient must be must have an acute medical condition, which cannot be treated/managed by a primary care physician
  • Patient must be a resident of Lee County for the previous 6 months
  • Patient must be between the ages of 18-64
  • Patient must be uninsured and not eligible for any source which would pay for the needed services (i.e., VA, Medicaid or Medicare)

Are some healthcare issues excluded? Yes. The following are not eligible for We Care referral:

  • Second opinions
  • Screenings
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth control
  • Tuberculosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Worker’s compensation cases
  • Cases where litigation related to the medical condition is pending, probable or anticipated
  • Disability confirmation


Primary care physicians or participating medical specialists may refer patients by placing a call to the We Care office at (239) 334-3745. No self-referrals.

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