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Public Health Nuisance Complaint
Complaints that are within our jurisdiction when brought to the attention of the Lee County Health Department , are recorded and investigated. When the complaint involves a sanitary nuisance or a potential health hazard to the public, follow-up action is carried out. In the event that the complaint does not come under the jurisdiction of this department, we will do our best to find the responsible authority or agency. Please refer to the information below for those issues which are the responsibility of another agency:

Click on an item below to find the information on how to submit a complaint

 

Restaurants & Fast Food

Other Food Outlets

Vacant Houses

Mosquitoes

Child Care (Day Care)

Grocery & Convenience Stores

Hair & Nail Salons

Hospitals

Hotels

Nursing Homes & Assisted Living

 

 

To File a Public Health Complaint for a Sanitary Nuisance

call 239-690-2100 or Submit Online

All others, please refer below

 

Vacant Housesabandoned home

Most issues including overgrown weeds and unsecured swimming pools at vacant houses are under the jurisdiction of the county or municipality Code Enforcement Department
- Unincorporated Lee County (includes Lehigh Acres):  239-533-8895 or email to

    CodeEnforcement@leegov.com

- City of Fort Myers: 239-321-7940

- City of Cape Coral: 239-574-0613

- City of Sanibel: 239-472-4136

- City of Bonita Springs: 239-949-6257 or

    http://www.cityofbonitasprings.org/applicationpermit/report-code-violation/

- Town of Fort Myers Beach: 239-765-0202

 

Sewage on the ground

Contact Lee County Health Department Environmental Health 239-690-2100
 

Image of a restaurant workerRestaurants, including fast food establishments


Unsafe or unsanitary conditions
Contact DBPR (Division of Business & Professional Regulation) Hotels & Restaurants Section at 850-487-1395 or visit https://www.myfloridalicense.com/complaintwizard_cont.asp?SID=


Foodborne illness
Contact DBPR (Division of Business & Professional Regulation) Hotels & Restaurants Section at 850-487-1395 or visit https://www.myfloridalicense.com/complaintwizard_cont.asp?SID=

OR

Contact the Lee County Health Department Disease Control & Prevention 239-332-9580
 

Grocery StoresWoman grocery shopping

Food Safety
Expired or spoiled foods
Food borne illness

Contact Florida DACS (Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services) at
1-800-HELP-FLA or visit http://www.800helpfla.com/complnt.html

OR

Contact the Lee County Health Department  Disease Control & Prevention 239-332-9580

Recall Information
Visit the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html

Refund Information
Contact the manager at your local grocery store
Hot Dog

Other Food Vendors

Caterers
Country clubs
Hot dog carts and other mobile food units
Food served at flea markets, theme parks, dinner cruises, theaters, events or festivals

- Contact DBPR (Division of Business & Professional Regulation) at 850.487.1395 or visit https://www.myfloridalicense.com/complaintwizard_cont.asp?SID=

Bakeries
Candy stores
Pre-packaged foods
Produce market

- Contact DACS (Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services) at 1-800-HELP-FLA or visit http://www.800helpfla.com/complnt.html

Food or waterborne illnesses associated with private parties
- Contact the Lee County Health Department Disease Control and Prevention 239-332-9580

Childcare CentersTeacher and Students

Abuse or neglect
Health & safety concerns
Questionable policies or procedures
Unlicensed activity
Unethical business practices

- Contact DCF (Department of Children & Families) at 239-338-1341 or visithttp://www.dcf.state.fl.us/

Outbreaks of infectious diseases
- Contact the Lee County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program 239-332-9580
Food safety or food borne illness
- Contact the Lee County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program  239-332-9580
Man in wheelchairNursing Homes or Assisted Living Facilities

Report Elder Abuse

- Call 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)

Health & safety concerns
Questionable policies or procedures
Unlicensed activity

- Contact AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration) at 888-419-3456 or visit http://ahca.myflorida.com/Contact/call_center.shtml

Outbreaks of infectious diseases
- Contact the Lee County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program 239-332-9580

Food safety or foodborne illness
- Contact the Lee County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program 239-332-9580
Children raising hands in schoolSchools

Health & safety concerns
- Contact the Safety, Security and Inspections Department

Abuse or neglect
- Call 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873) or visit http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/abuse/report/

Outbreaks of infectious diseases
- Contact the Lee County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program 239-332-9580

Food safety or foodborne illness
- Contact the Lee County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program 239-332-9580
Nurse caring for patientHospitals

Health & safety concerns
Substandard care
Medical errors
Questionable policies or procedures
Unlicensed activity

- Contact AHCA (Agency for Health Care Administration) at 888-419-3456 or visit http://ahca.myflorida.com/Contact/call_center.shtml

Outbreaks of infectious diseases
- Contact the hospital’s Infection Control Practitioner
OR
- Contact the Lee County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program 239-332-9580

Food safety or foodborne illness

- Contact the Lee County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program 239-332-9580
Hands getting a manicureHair & Nail Salons, Barbers

To report unlicensed activity
Unsafe or unsanitary conditions

- Contact DBPR (Division of Business & Professional Regulation) Cosmetology Section at 850-487-1395 or visit https://www.myfloridalicense.com/complaintlist.asp?SID=

Hotel RoomHotels

Unsafe or unsanitary conditions
Pests or vermin control
Unethical business practices

- Contact DBPR (Division of Business & Professional Regulation) Hotels & Restaurants Section at 850-487-1395 or visit

https://www.myfloridalicense.com/render_comp.asp?form=7003_1&ext=121&comp=smk&SID=

Lee County Mosquito ControlMosquitoMosquitoes

Information about larvicides
Aerial or ground spraying
Mosquito control at home

- Contact Lee County Mosquito Control at 239-694-2174 or visit http://www.angwatechnology.com/lee_devel/PublicServiceRequest/

Report Mosquito-borne illnesses (West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Malaria, Dengue, etc)
- Contact the Lee County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program 239-332-9580
Bottle with skull and cross bonesPoison Control

Emergencies
- Dial 911

Accidental ingestion of household products
Drug interactions
Accidental overdose of medication

- Contact Florida Poison Information Center Network at 1-800-822-1222 or visit http://www.fpicn.org/
Dead BirdsBird

Surveillance of bird deaths aids in monitoring for diseases such as avian influenza and West Nile virus
Reporting dead birds

- Contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at http://myfwc.com/bird/

General questions about avian influenza
- Contact the Lee County Health Department - Disease Control & Prevention Program 239-332-9580

 

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  This page was updated on 2013-03-07 12:53:10.24.

 

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