Retire in Fort Myers

Health and Safety

Get health and safety information on Fort Myers.

Healthcare Overview

Number of ranked counties in state: 67

County Rank Within State

Health Outcomes:

16

Health Factors:

22

Health Behaviors:

17

Quality of Life:

23

Clinical Care:

26

Percentile Within State

Health Outcomes:

76%

Health Factors:

67%

Health Behaviors:

75%

Quality of Life:

66%

Clinical Care:

61%

Source: County Health Rankings

Providers

# of Primary Care Physicians: 402
Number of residents per primary care physician: 1645:1
State average number of residents per primary care physician: 1423:1
# of Dentists: 318
Number of residents per dentist: 2137:1
State average number of residents per dentist: 1874:1
# of Mental Health Providers: 646
Number of residents per mental health provider: 1052:1
State average number of residents per mental health provider: 744:1

Hospitals

# of hospitals within 25 miles: 4

Average ER Wait Time: 46 minutes
National Average ER Wait Time:24 minutes

Sample hospitals

Joint Comm Accreditation
# of beds
ER Services
ER Wait Time (in minutes)

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes within 25 miles:

18

6

5

2

2

3

Percentage with 4 or 5 stars

61%

Costs

Healthcare Type

Monthly Cost
State Median Cost
Projected Montly Cost (20 years from now)
Homemaker services:
$ 3,813
$ 3,432
$ 6,887
Home Health Aide:
$ 3,432
$ 3,623
$ 6,199
Adult Day Health Care:
$ 1,473
$ 1,408
$ 2,660
Private, 1br assisted living:
$ 3,360
$ 3,150
$ 6,069
Nursing Home, Semi-private Room:
$ 7,087
$ 7,300
$ 12,800
Nursing Home, Private Room:
$ 8,547
$ 8,060
$ 15,437

Source: Genworth Financial

Safety

  • Area
  • National Average

Hurricane Risk

4

Tornado Risk

1

Wildfire Risk

2

Earthquake Risk

1

Nuclear Reactor Within 20 Miles

No

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