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University of Florida Health 

University of Florida Health 

UF Health is one of the Southeast’s premier health care systems and part of the University of Florida, one of the nation’s Top 5 public research universities. They offer a level of quality health care that can only be achieved by combining leading-edge research at campuses throughout Florida with outstanding providers and staff throughout their network of hospitals and physician offices. University of Florida Health is at the forefront of medical treatments, making discoveries that lead to clinical breakthroughs. Their focus is compassionate care and world-class outcomes for all, no matter how simple or complex their illness. 



UF Health’s Gainesville-based private, not-for-profit hospital system includes six unique hospitals:  

UF Health Shands Hospital

UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital 

UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital 

UF Health Psychiatric Hospital 


UF Health Shands Hospital is home to a state-designated Level I trauma center, capable of providing complete care for even the most serious injuries. Trauma surgeons and emergency medicine physicians are on-site 24/7, along with specialists in orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, hand surgery, microvascular surgery, plastic surgery, obstetric and gynecologic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and urology.  

The hospital offers patients the highest level of care available for premature and critically ill newborns with its renowned neonatal intensive care unit, a regional burn center and an emergency air and ground transport program. 


Top-rated programs 


UF Health Neuromedicine includes one of the largest complements of leading-edge neurologists and neurosurgeons in the country. The heart care program has led the way since performing Florida’s first cardiac catheterization and open-heart surgeries in the 1950s to delivering the world’s first combined heart and bone marrow stem cell therapy in 2016. The UF Health Cancer Center offers comprehensive care, including minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery and radiotherapy. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s best hospitals for children, according to the 2021-22 U.S. News & World Report rankings. And UF Health ShandsCair uses a fixed-wing aircraft, five helicopters and six ground ambulances to bring patients to UF Health Shands hospitals in Gainesville and to community hospitals across North Florida. 


University of Florida Health Primary Care, Specialty Care, ER & After Hours 

From sore throats to serious illnesses, UF Health’s more than 1,500 providers with expertise in more than 100 specialties can help. Visit

Emergency Care 

UF Health Shands E.R./Trauma Center, 1515 SW Archer Road, 352.733.0111 

UF Health Shands Pediatric E.R., 1600 SW Archer Road, 352.265.5437 

UF Health Shands Emergency Center – Springhill, 8475 NW 39th Ave., 352.627.0400 

UF Health Emergency Center – Kanapaha, 7405 SW Archer Road, 352.627.0500 


CareSpot Urgent Care 

Midtown, 720 SW Second Ave., Suite 160A, 352.614.3694 

43rd Street, 3925 NW 43rd St., 352.614.3687 

Archer Road, 3581 SW Archer Road, Suite 40, 352.415.9181 


See Also

Pediatrics After Hours 

UF Health Pediatrics After Hours offers evening and weekend appointments for children with urgent needs. Make an appointment to visit us at 1699 SW 16th Ave., Building A. Open weekdays 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Appointments: 352.265.0724. 



UF Health ORTHOcare’s physicians treat sprains, strains and minor breaks and offer X-rays. Walk-ins or appointments welcome. 3450 Hull Road. Weekdays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Appointments: 352.273.7929.


For Your Furry Friends 

University of Florida Health, veterinary medicine

UF Small Animal Hospital 

The UF Small Animal Hospital offers medical and surgical care for dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets. Sophisticated diagnostic imaging, modern surgical suites, an intensive care unit and more are used to diagnose and treat complex diseases. Their veterinarians are among the world’s best, and most importantly, they hold every pet’s well-being as their top priority. 


UF Large Animal Hospital 

The UF Large Animal Hospital was built in 1994 to provide advanced diagnostics and veterinary care to horses, cattle, alpacas, llamas, goats, pigs and other large farm or food animals. The hospital serves as the clinical teaching environment for tomorrow’s veterinarians. 


University of Florida Health: By the Numbers 

  • 5 campuses 
  • 10 hospitals 
  • 2 veterinary hospitals 
  • 6 health colleges 
  • Treated patients from 25 countries around the globe last year  
  • Delivered care to 424,779 patients from all 67 Florida counties in 2021 
  • Cared for 17,264 patients from across the U.S. 


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