Hotlines & Help

  • Life-Threatening: Call 911
  • FGCU Police: 239-590-1900
Assault and Rape Information, Support and Education


Howard Hall, Room 143
Phone: 239-590-7685

Domestic and Sexual Violence

Act Abuse: Abuse Counseling & Treatment

24 Hour Hotline: 239-939-3113

Food Insecurity

FGCU Campus Food Pantry
Location: Music Modular, Lot 7, Room 102
Phone: 239-745-3663

STD/STI Testing and Treatment Resources

State/Federal Funded Sites

Lee County Health Department (19 miles from FGCU Campus)
83 Pondella Road
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
(239) 461-6100, option #5
Lee County Health Department website

Planned Parenthood Fort Myers (11 miles from FGCU Campus)
6418 Commerce Park Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33966
(239) 481-9999
Planned Parenthood Fort Myers Website

Privately Funded Sites

Independent Medical Group (15 miles from FGCU Campus)
28420 Bonita Crossings Blvd
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
IMG Health Clinic Website

McGregor Health Clinic (16 miles from FGCU Campus)
3487 Broadway Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 334-9555
McGregor Clinic, Inc. Website

Faith Based Testing Sites

Community Pregnancy Center (14 miles from FGCU Campus as well as on site at Student Health Services)
8660 College Pkwy, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 689-1543
Community Pregnancy Clinics Website

Verity Medical Clinic (8.5 miles from FGCU Campus)
8890 Salrose Lane, Suite #104
Fort Myers, FL 33912
(239) 433-1929
Verity Medical Clinic

Wellness & Tips

CDC Covid-19 Isolation Precautions 

Smoking Cessation

Here you can find assistance with smoking cessation. Please call 239-590-7966 for more information and to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider or Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS). This is your first step in becoming smoke-free.

Tobacco Free Florida offers a number of free resources to help tobacco users quit. 

3 Free and Easy Ways to Quit

  • Talk to Quit Coach® who can help you quit tobacco.
    TTY/TDD 1-877-777-6534
  • Online help quitting tobacco is only a few clicks away.
  • Looking for a local face-to-face help? Find classes near you.

 For more information and tips, visit

Community Resources

 Your guide to community resources in Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota counties.

Information on Antibiotics

 Please visit "What Everybody Should Know and Do" and "Antiobiotic Resistance Questions and Answers" at the Centers for Disease Control website.

Strategic, Smart Eating

Many well-intentioned people go on fad or crash diets to start the new year but by the end of January, they've fallen into their old eating habits. Try a more balanced approach to changing your diet by committing to reasonable goals such as cooking and eating at home more often, cutting down on processed foods and practicing portion control.

FGCU Student Health Services offers no cost dietetic counseling through the services of a Registered Dietitian - Call 239-590-7966 for an appointment.

Regular Exercise

Staying healthy means moving your body---vigorously and regularly, which can be more difficult when classes begin and it's dark outside in the evenings. FGCU offers  many fitness activities and programs. Please visit FGCU Athletics  and  University Recreation & Wellness for more information.


Drinking eight, 8oz. glasses of water per day has all sorts of physical benefits. This habit can assist you in maintaining a balance of body fluids, keeping you healthy inside and out. Drinking this amount of water can also stave off hunger pains and helps maintain digestive health. To stay hydrated, water is the best, but juices, tea, and milk and even coffee are good alternatives. Stay away from alcohol which can actually contribute to dehydration.

Get Your Sleep

A good night's sleep can be elusive in today's world that's filled with reasons to stay up late and wake up early. Try to follow a regular sleep schedule—even on the weekends—and a consistent bedtime routine. Avoid caffeine and large meals late in the day or in the hours just before bedtime. Create a dark, quiet bedroom environment with moderate temperatures to encourage sleep.

Hand Hygiene

Wash your hands- Hand hygiene is integral to staying healthy in the winters. The germs that cause illness are common on daily touch points, such as doorknobs and light switches at home and desks. One of the best ways to protect yourself during cold and flu season is to wash your hands properly and often—particularly after contact with common surfaces. Wash hands with warm water, adequate soap, while lathering for 20 seconds before rinsing and drying completely with a clean towel. Use hand sanitizer in a pinch to kill germs.

Schedule Annual and Routine Exams

It's always a good a time to start planning for annual and regular wellness exams and appointments such as physicals and any visits with your doctors on campus. Call FGCU Student Health Services at 239-590-7966 to schedule an appointment for a general checkup or health screening.