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Gulf Coast Medical Center


Lee Health’s Gulf Coast Medical Center offers comprehensive trauma care to the communities of Southwest Florida. An effective trauma system is the foundation of exceptional trauma care. Coordinated, multi-disciplinary trauma care is essential. Lee Health’s comprehensive trauma services provide 24/7 critical care services from trauma-trained professionals. Once patients are stabilized; outreach services provide additional support and improve outcomes for trauma patients and their caregivers. Patient and caregiver support provided by Trauma Services fosters emotional health and wellness. Theses services include individual counseling, various support groups, peer mentors and ambassadors. Lee Health’s Trauma Center also provides resources to the community through Injury Prevention and Education. Programs include Falls Prevention (Step Smart), High Risk Driver, Sports Injury Prevention and Stop the Bleed. Lee Health’s wrap around services provide exceptional care to the community from injury prevention to recovery.


TSN Coordinator

Erika Taylor, MSW
Email Coordinator

13685 Doctor’s Way Fort Myers, Suite 140
Fort Myers, Florida, 33912

work: (239) 343-1613

Upcoming Programs & Events

Quarterly Resource Event

4/27/24 • 11:00-1:00 pmThis quarterly social held for trauma survivors, family, friends, and caregivers welcomes guest speakers, Tracey Thornton from Injury Prevention and Stephanie Malally from Memory Care. Topics discussed include nutrition and hydration and benefits of music therapy. Learn more

Post Discharge Clinical Services

Post discharge services provide additional support and improve outcomes for trauma patients and their caregivers. Trauma Outreach Services provides access to resources, support, and programs that are specifically designed to assist patients and families as they navigate their recovery. Services include individual counseling for survivors and caregivers. Learn more

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors Empowerment Group

Second Tuesday of the Month • 6-7:30 pmAll survivors of brain injury and caregivers/family members are welcome to join the group at no cost. Group meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month, in person or virtually. Learn more

Trauma Survivors Support Group

Fourth Wednesday of the Month • 6-7:30 pmAll survivors of traumatic injuries and their caregivers are welcome to join our monthly group at any time at no cost. Learn more

Caregivers Support

Second Wednesday of the Month • 6-7:30 pmA support group for Caregivers of individuals who have suffered a traumatic accident. Learn more

Touch a Truck

5/4/24 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pmThis is a chance for all community members, patients, families, and visitors to have conversations and ask questions from those who have been partnering with our Trauma Center for 30 years. Team First Responders will also be attending the event with their NASCAR, speedboat, and monster truck. The Trauma Center, Lee Health providers and blood mobile will be on site, too. Learn more

Coffee Talk with a Trauma Doc

5/17/24 • 9:00 am -10:30 am In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, please join our Trauma Docs for coffee and support for those effected by trauma. Learn more

Dedication for Trauma Survivors, Families, Mentors and Ambassadors

5/24/24 • 10:00amThis dedication is for all those affected by trauma and for those who dedicate their time to provide support. We will plant a tree, add a bench, and install a plaque in the courtyard for patients’ families to use for reflection. The dedication area is for trauma families, friends, ambassadors, and survivors. Meet in the atrium at 10:00 am and walk to reflection space at 10:15 am. Learn more

Trauma Survivors, Mentors and Ambassadors Meet and Mingle Brunch

5/24/24 • 11:00 am – 12:30 pmPlease join us after the dedication. Coffee and snacks will be served in honor of Trauma Survivors, Mentors, and Ambassadors. Learn more

Peer Mentors

The Mentor Program started as a way to help connect survivors who are further along in their recovery with other survivors who need more support. Mentors have the unique ability to understand what another survivor may have been through. They provide encouragement, guidance, and sometimes advice to other survivors. Learn more

Community Resources

Center for Independant Living The Center strives to enhance the lives of people with disabilities, regardless of age, in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Henry counties.

Disability Rights Florida Disability Rights Florida is a nonprofit organization that provides legal advocacy and rights protection for adults and children with a wide range of disabilities.

Brain Injury Florida Brain Injury Florida’s purpose is to improve the quality of life for residents of the state of Florida who have sustained an acquired brain injury by promoting effective awareness, education, outreach, treatment, prevention, advocacy, and support.

Amputee Coalition Virtual Support Groups Registration is required in advance of attending one of these recurring virtual meetings. All four recurring virtual support group meetings will follow a similar agenda, so please register for the time zone that best suits your life and availability. If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 888-267-5669 ext. 8124.

Brain Injury Bible Study Brain Injury Bible Study is a free online group led by Cristabelle Braden for faith-based connection in the brain injury community. We currently meet one Saturday a month on zoom.

BrainLine All about brain injury and PTSD

United Way United Way 211 is a free 24-hour non-emergency line that helps people navigate their way through human and social service agencies in Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Housing Support

Understanding Spinal Cord Injury

Social Security Administration

Social Security Disability Resource Center

Paralyzed Veterans of America Florida Chapter

The Center for Progress and Excellence Inc. The Mobile Crisis Hotline is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – (844) 395-4432 CPE offers mental heath services regardless of insurance status.

988 Lifeline Chat and Text 988 Lifeline Chat and Text connects you with caring crisis counselors for emotional support.

Crisis Text Line Free 24/7 crisis support.

Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program Elder Helpline at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337)

Senior Friendship Center Agency focused on health, wellness, social engagement, caregiving and support in aging.