CAPE CORAL

Chabad Cape Coral Jewish Center offers free mental health and medical care to the public.

The Chabad Jewish Center, located at 1716 Cape Coral Pkwy, will be open and offering these services daily at 9 a.m.

They said if you have a medical emergency and can’t reach your health care provider, you can call them and they will try to get someone to you.

With the devastation it left in its wake, many medical and urgent care centers only have the capacity to offer serious medical care.

So the Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Coral is stepping in to fill the gap for those with less serious medical problems who need immediate care.

Rabbi Yossi Lobkowski and his wife, Rivki Lobkowski, are working with more than seven agencies to bring doctors, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and trauma physicians to offer free medical and mental health care to those affected by Hurricane Jan.

These trained health professionals perform examinations and administer prescription drugs for people who may run out of insulin and blood pressure medication.

On Monday, October 3, they received seven patients. They came in with everything from stubbed toes to needing an insulin prescription.

The Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Coral also offers free hot meals, hygiene items and medicine to families in need.

Every day since the storm, they said they have been feeding hundreds of people and distributing supplies. Teams of volunteers prepare boxes of basic supplies and food and deliver them to families without cars.

Not only are they helping those in need after the storm, but Rabbi Lobkowski, along with Hatzalah, are rescuing and checking on families throughout Southwest Florida. He personally helped save some people who are now helping other rescuers.

Everyone helps voluntarily, and no one is paid. The equipment, gas canisters and everything else were handed over.

You can donate to their efforts with the click of a button link.

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