About Us

Welcome to University of Florida Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center and home to Florida’s No. 1 research hospital. Part of UF, which is among the nation’s Top 10 public research universities, UF Health is unique for its diverse health colleges, research centers and institutes, multiple teaching and specialty hospitals, physician medical practices and patient care programs.

UF Health represents the shared vision and commitment to patient care excellence of more than more than 26,500 faculty members, staff and residents; 3,500 volunteers; and more than 7,000 students. Together, we strive to deliver compassionate care with a focus on world-class outcomes for all, no matter how simple or complex the need.


About UF Health

About Us

University of Florida Health— the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center — encompasses the Gainesville-based colleges; the Gainesville-based UF Health Shands family of six hospitals; and Jacksonville’s UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health North medical centers, with an academic campus home to the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville.

With campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, UF Health includes more than 100 primary care and specialty practices throughout North Central and Northeast Florida as well as Southeast Georgia. Each year, the UF Health network of hospitals and physician practices manages more than 3 million inpatient and outpatient visits and serves people from all 67 Florida counties, all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries. With close collaborations and locations throughout Florida, and with patients and communities at the heart of everything, UF Health offers hope while moving medicine forward.


Who We Are

UF Health includes the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine, which has a large animal hospital and a small animal hospital. The system also encompasses nine research institutes and centers: the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the UF Diabetes Institute, the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute, UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, the UF Genetics Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Institute for Child Health Policy, the UF Institute on Aging and the UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona.

UF Health also provides the full spectrum of patient-care services through its family of hospitals and clinical programs, which includes two teaching hospitals and two specialty hospitals:

UF Health also includes the UF Health Florida Recovery Center, which has inpatient and outpatient facilities for patients undergoing treatment for addiction, and a home-health agency, UF Health Shands HomeCare. In addition, UF Health offers dozens of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout north central and northeast Florida.