To be sure we are recommending the best facilities, our team of researchers developed five core metrics to determine the quality of each treatment center. These metrics cover key aspects such as cost, treatment approaches, and rehab services provided. For more information, read the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.
The 2 best rehab facilities in Fort Myers, FL are:
3763 Evans Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
SalusCare offers mental health treatment as well as drug addiction services to adults and adolescents in Lee County. It provides both outpatient and residential treatment options. Residential care includes a 16-bed co-ed program for substance users focusing on educational and therapeutic opportunities. Those who complete the program successfully, move on to a 16-bed women’s halfway house or a 14-bed men’s house, with no limit on how long residents can stay. A detoxification program is available, and medication-assisted detox is available for those who need it.
What patients are saying:
Patients feel safe and protected at SalusCare. As one program alumnus states, “Everyone was so nice and helpful… Anyone (who) is struggling I recommend SalusCare.”
1820 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Whitesands Treatment prides itself on a lower than average patient to therapist ratio, resulting in more one-on-one time to inspire better outcomes. A psychiatrist and medical director are always on-site, and all patients receive their own rooms, taking away the stress of shared facilities and providing a comfortable, clean environment in which to focus on sobriety. Patients also have access to amenities like a pool, basketball courts, and a full-size gym to guide in overall health and wellness.
What patients are saying:
Patients feel well cared for at Whitesands Treatment. As one former patient stated, “I couldn’t have asked for a better place to get help at. The staff and accommodations are second to none. Thank you Whitesands for getting me back on the path to living instead of just existing.”
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 12 substance abuse treatment centers in the Fort Myers area. To determine which provide the highest quality of treatment and the most resources for recovery, we used the following five core metrics to evaluate each facility.
For more information, feel free to read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.
To determine your best options for a rehabilitation center, it is important to first learn about your health insurance coverage. Reach out to your private or healthcare marketplace insurance provider to find out which substance abuse treatment centers are available to you. Regardless of the type of coverage you have, both public and private insurance companies must cover substance abuse treatment for qualified individuals.
To learn more about addiction and the rehabilitation process in your state, read our guide to rehab in Florida.
The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Florida recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Enter your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.
Substance abuse and addiction have high costs, often adversely affecting work performance, personal relationships, and your physical health. To help you determine if you may be addicted, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has an Alcohol Use Screening and a Substance Abuse Screening to help you find out.
Different programs and levels of addiction require different program lengths. Common rehab lengths are:
Pricing depends on the program, services, and amenities offered. Typically, outpatient programs are cheaper than inpatient, and live-in inpatient facilities are the most expensive. To learn more, read our guide on The Cost of Rehab.
Rehab is made up of four basic steps:
To learn more about the rehab process and each step, read our guide to The Addiction Rehabilitation Process.
One of the most important steps in the rehabilitation process is aftercare – the continuing support and accountability offered through counseling and 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
To find an AA or NA meeting near you, use the directory below.
|Bay Area (Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Pinellas County)||NA||(888) 779-7117||N/A|
|Beach & Bay Area (Miami Beach)||NA||(800) 918-2330||N/A|
|Big Bend Area (Tallahassee)||NA||(877) 340-5096;(850) 224-2321||N/A|
|Oakland Park||AA||(954) 462-0265;(954) 462-7202||N/A|
|Casselberry||AA||(407) 260-5822;(407) 260-5408||N/A|
|Sarasota||AA||(941) 951-6810;(941) 351-4818||N/A|
|New Port Richey||AA||(727) 847-0777||N/A|
|Conch Republic Area||NA||(866) 584-2411||N/A|
|Conch Republic Area (Lower Keys)||NA||(305) 394-5962||N/A|
|Conch Republic Area (Upper Keys)||NA||(305) 664-2270||N/A|
|Daytona Beach Area||NA||(844) 344-3155||N/A|
|Lake City||AA||(386) 758-4283||N/A|
|Panama City||AA||(850) 784-7431||N/A|
|Levy,Gilchrist, Dixie Counties||AA||(352) 949-2239||N/A|
|East Central Florida Area||NA||(844) 623-5674 x713||N/A|
|Emerald Coast Area (Panama City and surrounding areas)||NA||(866) 985-0008||N/A|
|First Coast Area (Jacksonville)||NA||(904) 723-5683||N/A|
|Palm Coast||AA||(386) 445-4357||N/A|
|Forest Area (Ocala, Marion County, Lake County, Sumter County)||NA||(352) 368-6061||N/A|
|Gold Coast Area (Ft Lauderdale)||NA||(888) 524-1777||N/A|
|Greater Orlando Area (Orange, Osceola & Seminole counties)||NA||(407) 425-5157||N/A|
|Greater Pensacola Area (Pensacola, Ft Walton Beach)||NA||(850) 496-1673||N/A|
|Gulf Coast Area (Port Charlotte, Ft Myers, Cape Coral, Lww & Charlotte Counties)||NA||(866) 389-1344||N/A|
|Heartland Area (Lakeland, Polk County)||NA||(863) 683-0630||N/A|
|Lakeland||AA||(863) 688-0211;(863) 687-9275||N/A|
|Spring Hill||AA||(352) 683-4597||N/A|
|Vero Beach||AA||(772) 562-1114||N/A|
|Ft. Walton Beach||AA||(850) 244-2421||N/A|
|North Port||AA||(941) 426-7655;(941) 426-7723||N/A|
|Ft. Pierce||AA||N/A||(772) 446-5555;(561) 262-3176|
|Key West||AA||(305) 296-8654||N/A|
|Ft. Myers||AA||(239) 275-5111||N/A|
|Midcoast Area (Delray Bch, Boca Raton, Boynton Bch, Deerfield Bch)||NA||(561) 393-0303||N/A|
|Nature Coast Area (Inverness, Dunnellon, Crystal River, Lecanto)||NA||(352) 393-0303||N/A|
|Crystal River||AA||(352) 621-0599||N/A|
|North Dade Area (North Miami Beach & surrounding)||NA||(866) 935-8811||N/A|
|West Palm Beach||AA||N/A||(561) 929-1759|
|Kissimmee||AA||(407) 870-8282||(407) 240-1181|
|West Palm Beach||AA||(561) 655-5700||N/A|
|Palm Coast Area (West Palm Beach)||NA||(561) 848-6262||N/A|
|Peace River Area (Port Charlotte)||NA||(800) 381-7371||N/A|
|St. Petersburg||AA||(727) 530-0415||N/A|
|Recovery Coast Area (New Port Richey)||NA||(727) 842-2433||N/A|
|River Coast Area (Hernando County)||NA||(352) 754-7200||N/A|
|Serenity Coast Area (Jacksonville, St Augustine, Orange Park, Neptune)||NA||(904) 358-6262||N/A|
|Shark Coast Area (Venice, Nokomis, North Port, Englewood)||NA||(941) 493-5747||N/A|
|Delray Beach||AA||(561) 276-4581||N/A|
|South Atlantic Area||NA||(866) 288-6262||N/A|
|South Broward Area (Hollywood)||NA||(954) 967-6755||N/A|
|South Dade Area||NA||(305) 265-9555||N/A|
|Space Coast Area (Brevard County, Melbourne)||NA||(321) 631-4357||N/A|
|Port St. Lucie||AA||(772) 873-9299||N/A|
|Suncoast Area (Sarasota, Bradenton)||NA||(941) 257-5055||N/A|
|Sunset Coast Area (Naples, Bonita Springs)||NA||(888) 435-7301||N/A|
|Tampa Funcoast Area||NA||(813) 879-4357||N/A|
|Treasure Coast Area (Ft Pierce, Port St Lucie, Stuart, Okeechobee, Vero Bch)||NA||(772) 905-4409||N/A|
|Tampa||AA||(813) 933-9123;(813) 933-9722||N/A|
|Uncoast Area (Gainesville)||NA||(866) 352-5323;(352) 376-8008||N/A|
|Unity Springs Area||NA||(888) 385-3121||N/A|
|Key Largo||AA||(305) 852-6186||N/A|
|South Daytona||AA||(386) 756-2930||N/A|
|Wiregrass Area (Bonifay, Mariana)||NA||(866) 985-0008||N/A|
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