As a new patient or a patient who has not received any services within the past year, the first step to receiving services is to choose an option below:
- Pre-fill out forms online (Click here for Care Connection Forms) and receive a phone call to schedule an in-person or telephone Care Connection appointment (Once your forms are submitted, you will receive a call within 24 hours. If it is the weekend or a holiday, you will receive a call on the next business day); or
- Call our Welcome Center at 239-275-3222 Mon. – Fri. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm to speak with a customer service representative to schedule a Care Connection appointment in-person or over the phone; or
- Walk-in for a Care Connection visit prior to 1:00 pm (pending availability)
SalusCare recommends patients who are coming for their first session to bring medical records and a trusted family member, if able.
These programs receive federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant funds and serves people who inject drugs. These programs are therefore federally required to give preference in admitting people into treatment as follows: 1. Pregnant injecting drug users; 2. Pregnant drug users; 3. People who inject drugs; and 4. All others.
Priority admission status for substance abuse programs will be given to pregnant females, women with children and intravenous drug users.
Psychiatric evaluations and medication management services by board certified/eligible psychiatrists. Telemedicine psychiatric services also available. Call our Welcome Center at (239) 275-3222 for an appointment. Located at the Ortiz Campus and Cape Coral Campus.
Outpatient Therapy Services
Our availability to provide services to those walking in on the Ortiz campus have been temporarily suspended until July 31st. Please call (239) 275-3222 for an appointment.
Outpatient Therapy Services consist of voluntary therapy and counseling, in both individual and group settings, for those with a mental health or substance use diagnosis. Telemedicine outpatient therapy services also available. Before beginning outpatient therapy, an assessment must be conducted to determine the appropriate level of care. After the assessment, a clinician will review your treatment options and work with you and your family to find the best possible option. Outpatient Therapy is provided at the Evans Campus, Ortiz Campus, and Cape Coral Campus. Call (239) 275-3222 for more information about the services below or to make an appointment.
Tele-Health Services by SalusCare
Now you can receive your psychiatric and therapy services on your mobile device —ANYWHERE YOU ARE. Using a computer, tablet or mobile phone with a camera, microphone and reliable internet access, you can receive quality and compassionate behavioral healthcare anywhere you are! Receive quality services without the hassle of coming to an office. Medications can be prescribed by your provider electronically to the pharmacy of your choosing. *Connecting to the Tele-health platform implies your consent to conduct the visit with your provider via Tele-health. You can withdraw your consent at any time by simply disconnecting from the call. Service charges will be initiated at the time of call connection. Call (239) 275-3222 for more information.
Forensic Diversion seeks to divert individuals with serious mental illnesses (including those with co-occurring substance use disorders) from unnecessary institutionalization and/or criminalization. It seeks to offer the courts viable alternatives and assists in expediting resolution of legal matters complicated by issues related to mental illnesses. Services include advocacy/support, state-approved competency restoration training, specialized resource coordination and collaboration with Mental Health Court, Traditional Court and Probation. Call our Welcome Center at (239) 275-3222 for more information.
Day Treatment Services and Extended Day Treatment
Day Treatment Services or Extended Day Treatment is available to patients who have a sober supportive environment in which to reside during their treatment. This is a less expensive alternative to Residential Treatment with the same benefit for those patients requiring additional structure. Those that qualify for this level of care receive treatment during the day or evening (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) (8 a.m. – noon) (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.) (7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.). This allows individuals to continue working and attend groups in the evening or during the day, and return home in the evening. Call (239) 338-3977 for more information, or visit the Transitional Living Center Campus.
Employed adults have the opportunity to remain working, and receive intensive treatment, during the evening. For more information, contact our Transitional Living Campus.
Provided for individuals 18 an older who have serious mental health, substance use or co-occurring disorders to assist in linking to community resources and coordinating additional services.
Maternal Assistance Program (MAP)
MAP assists women who are pregnant or are within 12 months post-partum. If eligible, you can receive free substance abuse treatment and incidental items (therapy, psychiatric, residential treatment, baby items). If you believe you may be eligible, contact our Welcome Center at (239) 275-3222 to be scheduled for an intake screening.
*Medical professionals who believe they have eligible patients for MAP should call the Parenting Services Manager at 791-1038.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
SalusCare’s Medication Assisted Treatment clinic, led by addiction psychiatrist and medical director of substance abuse and outpatient psychiatry Dr. Zaheer Aslam, is staffed by a psychiatric advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and others, including care coordinators who link patients with community resources, provide case management and needed therapy. Peer specialists are also available to share personal experiences and triumphs, thus creating a sense of encouragement and possibilities for patients. MAT provides treatment for alcohol use disorders and opioid use disorders that includes the use of medication along with counseling and other support. The clinic treats individuals age 18 and older who meet criteria for substance use disorders such as opioids and alcohol. The clinic operates Monday – Friday at SalusCare’s Evans campus in Fort Myers. Patients are seen by appointment only. During an already difficult time, entering recovery on your own can seem impossible. Let our team help you reach your recovery goals one step at a time. To schedule an appointment, please call (239) 275-3222.
Priority admission status for substance use programs will be given to pregnant females, women with children and intravenous drug users.
The TLC (Transitional Living Center) is a 20-bed co-ed substance use residential treatment program for adults utilizing an intensive, therapeutic and educational program, emphasizing individualized treatment. This program emphasizes family and other interpersonal relations, which are necessary for a healthy recovery. SalusCare residential treatment programs are also equipped to address co-occurring mental health diagnoses. For more information, contact the Transitional Living Campus.
Transitional Care Program
SalusCare operates a 14-bed women’s transitional house and a 16-bed men’s transitional house on its Transitional Living Campus. This longer-term adult residential program allows recovering individuals an opportunity to live in a home-like environment while working or enrolling in school and receiving substance use and mental health treatment. Life skills, including vocational and educational training, are also available. There is no formal length of stay. Most residents stay 4 to 6 months, depending on their needs. Residents are required to pay a portion of their income to live in transitional housing and meet other income requirements.
Special populations and priority admission status given to intravenous drug users, pregnant females, and women with dependent children.
Detoxification Services is an inpatient 20-bed facility, and provides adults who are suffering from the acute symptoms of substance withdrawal of alcohol, opiates, and/or benzodiazepines. Detox is medically supervised under the direction of a physician. During the pandemic (current as of January 2021) patients will only be accepted by appointment only. Call (239) 332-6989. Services are provided 24 hours/day & 7 days/week for those 18 and older living in Lee, Glades, and Hendry counties. Duration of care ranges from 3 to 8 days, depending upon the severity of the withdrawal symptoms. Our facility is located near a major hospital, which is available for any critical physical complications. Located at the SalusCare Evans Avenue Campus.