A father suffering from unexplained headaches delaying getting care.
A sick 6-year-old missing school.
A senior with chronic pain without access to affordable medication.
These stories are not uncommon for the residents of Orangetree. Located in northeastern Collier County, the Orangetree community has grown over 75% in the last several years. However, Orangetree is also a healthcare desert.
The community has zero primary care providers, pediatricians, specialty physicians, and behavioral health counselors. Most residents must journey over 30 minutes – at least – to visit a healthcare provider, making it an over one-hour trip when accounting for traffic delays and travel time.
Why does this matter?
Access to primary care is critical because of its role in prevention, early detection, and chronic disease management. When people do not have access to comprehensive health services, it can lead to an increased risk of hospitalization, serious illnesses, and even premature death due to missed appointments, delayed essential care, and inability to afford expensive medications.
One of the major barriers to healthcare is transportation and travel limitations. And this and other health inequities have an immediate and far-reaching impact on Southwest Florida.
Healthcare Network is ready to meet the needs of the people of Orangetree with our established model of care that has proven effective for over 46 years. We are raising $15 million for a comprehensive community health facility in Orangetree.
This 20,000-square-foot medical facility will include new equipment, advanced technology, and experienced medical personnel ready to provide the full spectrum of care. Most importantly, this new health center will serve EVERYONE, providing the same high-quality standard of care to all – regardless of income, insurance, or background because we believe healthcare is a human right.
What will a new health center mean for my community? Relief. It will be a game changer for my family and so many others living in Orangetree.”
Fabricio and his family are proud to call Orangetree home and love their community.
However, with no healthcare providers in the area, his family travels over 30 minutes to Healthcare Network’s Nichols Community Health Center for care.
Healthcare Network has earned the trust of Fabricio and others in the community because of our team’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the equally diverse patient populations we serve. We listen to our patients’ concerns, creating a safe and supportive environment where they receive quality medical care.
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Immokalee, FL 34142
All Healthcare Network offices will be closed on Saturday, December 9. Normal hours will resume on Monday, December 11.
Todas las oficinas de Healthcare Network estarán cerradas el sábado 9 de diciembre. El horario normal se reanudará el lunes 11 de diciembre.
Tout biwo Healthcare Network yo ap fèmen samdi 9 desanm. Lè nòmal yo ap rekòmanse lendi 11 desanm.
All Healthcare Network offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 27.
Todas las oficinas de Healthcare Network estarán cerradas el jueves 23 y viernes 24 de noviembre en conmemoración del feriado de Acción de Gracias. El horario normal se reanudará el lunes 27 de noviembre.
Tout biwo Rezo Swen Sante yo ap fèmen jedi 23 novanm ak vandredi 24 novanm nan jou fèt Thanksgiving. Orè nòmal yo pral rekòmanse lendi 27 novanm.
Help Us Grow a Healthier Community from the Ground Up!
A year-end gift in support of this exciting new health center will help us provide an abundance of essential healthcare to the Orangetree community, helping cultivate a healthy thriving community!
¡Ayúdenos a desarrollar una comunidad más saludable desde cero! ¡Una donación de fin de año a Healthcare Network en apoyo de este nuevo y emocionante centro de salud nos ayudará a brindar abundante atención médica esencial a Orangetree, cultivando una comunidad saludable y próspera!