Welcome to University of Florida Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center, which encompasses our hospitals, physician practices, colleges, centers, institutes, programs and services across northeast and north-central Florida.
UF Health represents the shared vision and commitment to patient care excellence of more than 22,000 employees of the University of Florida Health Science Center and UF Health Shands health care system.
About UF Health
University of Florida Health— the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center — encompasses the University of Florida Health Science Center and the UF Health Shands and UF Health Jacksonville family of hospitals and services.
With campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, UF Health includes six health colleges, nine research institutes and centers, two teaching hospitals, two specialty hospitals and a host of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout north central and northeast Florida. Our mission is to promote health through outstanding and high-quality patient care; innovative and rigorous education in the health professions and biomedical sciences; and high-impact research across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical investigation.
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 Shands Hospital (Gainesville)
- UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
- UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
- UF Health Jacksonville (Jacksonville)
- UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital (Gainesville)
- UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital (Gainesville)
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.