About Us

Wellness Institute of Downtown is the leading holistic health care center in Fort Myers, Florida. The Institute's board-certified doctors, physician assistants, and nurses provide comprehensive wellness services. These services include health screenings, annual physicals, preventive medicines, holistic therapies, and medical cannabis and cannabinoid treatments. (We pride ourselves in being a non-opioid pain management clinic) For more pressing injuries and acute illnesses, the clinic operates an urgent care facility with extended-hours for conditions that don’t require a trip to the emergency room. This service is valuable if you need to see a doctor right away. The providers at Wellness Institute of Downtown provide primary care treatment through a concierge model. With this highly personalized form of medicine, patients can access an elite team of health care providers who focus on their unique needs and offer extended consultations and longer appointment times. The concierge model comes in three membership options that fit various health care goals, needs, and budgets. Whether you’re looking for primary care with concierge service, urgent care, nutritional guidance, or a more holistic approach to medicine, Wellness Institute of Downtown in Fort Myers, Florida welcomes you to the clinic.

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Seasonal residents and “snowbirds” qualify! Approved by Florida Department of Health, Office of Compassionate Use


Direct patient access to medical cannabis recommendations under the Amendment 2 guidelines

Patients with a condition that causes chronic seizures or muscle spasms may qualify to receive low-THC cannabis.


Florida law permits certain patients to obtain medical cannabis if authorized by a physician who has undergone required training.

There are two types of medical cannabis that can be obtained by qualified patients: Low-THC cannabis has very low amounts of the psychoactive ingredient THC and does not usually produce the high commonly associated with cannabis.

Medical Cannabis: Can contain sufficient levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC to produce the high commonly associated with cannabis.




Patient Portal

Patients can use the portal to learn more about PRO-IV---therapies that improve the safety, performance and quality of life for anyone living an active lifestyle.


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    When life happens, we can help you feel better. We are conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Fort Myers.

    We provide acute illness treatment, preventative medicine, and offer comprehensive care.

    We invite you to learn about us and explore our membership, services, and amenities from our board certified physicians and staff.


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Most Major Insurances Accepted

mediWe accept most major insurances. Please contact our office to inquire.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare
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  • Dr. Jean-Jacque  Vel
    Dr. Jean-Jacque Vel
Wellness Institute Of Downtown
1617 Hendry Street, Suite 308-309
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-236-4328
Fax: 239-236-1501
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