Healthcare Network offers mental health conversations for healthcare workers

NAPLES – Healthcare Network, known in Collier County for providing integrated primary care that addresses both mind and body, will host a series of free virtual conversations tailored for healthcare workers throughout Florida. The discussions, beginning Tuesday, May 19, will focus on reactions, coping strategies and resilience building related to COVID-19. “While no one is […]

Collier County Community Nook Project Grand Opening at The Florida Department of Health

Naples — In conjunction with Health Care Network of Southwest Florida, The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of The Collier County Community Nook Project. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 27 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at DOH-Collier’s Naples […]

Back to School Health Fair scheduled for this Friday

Receive vaccinations, nutrition information, learn more about Florida Department of Health services and more. Naples — The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) will be hosting a “Back-To-School Health Fair” on Friday, August 10, 2018 to encourage parents to bring their children in to receive immunizations for school. Collier County students will start […]

Flu activity continues to rise in Florida

According to the Florida Department of Health, flu activity is high and continues to increase. Although the panhandle region of Florida experienced the largest increase in flu activity, Collier County has seen mild activity while Lee and Hendry County have seen moderate activity. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that children under two years […]

Wildfire smoke is a respiratory irritant

Due to recent active wildfires in Collier County, the Florida Department of Health in Collier County cautions everyone about the health effects of wildfire smoke as a respiratory irritant, which can cause scratchy throat, coughing, headaches or irritated eyes and nose. Smoke can also worsen asthma, and other chronic lung or heart conditions. Dust generated […]

IWSD water customers

IWSD is REVISING the shutdown for the valve repairs scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26, to include an additional 46 residences on N 6th St. and two additional commercial accounts on West Main Street. It will include customers on N 8th Street, N 7th Street, N 6th Street, and N 5th Street. It will affect 60 […]

After the storms, remember to drain and cover

The Florida Department of Health reminds everyone to do their part in preventing mosquito breeding. All Florida residents and visitors are asked to “Drain and Cover” to help keep our families and neighbors safe; it only takes a bottle cap of water for some mosquitoes to breed and multiply. “While we have not experienced local […]

Resident returns to teach at iTECH

Immokalee Technical College is proud to welcome Candice Thomas, RN as the new nursing instructor in the Health Sciences Department. Ms. Thomas was born and raised in Immokalee. At a very young age Thomas knew she wanted to be a nurse. “I had a lot of family members who were sick,” she reflects, “so growing […]

Med student to do residency locally

Immokaleeans continue to keep home in their hearts, even after their path takes them far away. Kristen Dimas, 2008 I.H.S. valedictorian and a beneficiary of the Immokalee Foundation programs, is following her dream of becoming a doctor and was recently matched for her residency in family medicine with Lee Memorial Hospital. Since 2007, Florida State […]

CCSO Human Trafficking Unit honored

The David Lawrence Center honored the Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s Human Trafficking Unit during the annual Recovery Month awards ceremony Thursday, September 24. The DLC recognized Detective Andy Henchesmoore and Victim Advocate Marisol Schloendorn, who make up the human trafficking unit, for their involvement in community outreach and referral. Detective Henchesmoore and VA Schloendorn rallied […]