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Growth and Expansion

Growth and ExpansionUF Health is Florida’s only academic health care system that treats patients from every county in the state. We are committed to improving health and quality of life for the individuals and the communities we serve. We are continually exploring ways to enhance our health care system to meet our commitment to serve patients for decades to come.

Clinical and Translational Science Research Building

Clinical and Translational Science Research BuildingThe 120,000 square foot Clinical and Translational Research Building will serve as the headquarters for clinical and translational science at UF and in the state. The building will house patient-oriented research venues for the Institute on Aging and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Units in the new building include:

  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Institute on Aging
  • UF Clinical Research Center
  • Department of Health Outcomes and Policy
  • Department of Biomedical Informatics
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Biostatistics
  • Department of Aging and Geriatric Research

Patient Care

UF Health Family Medicine - Main

UF&Shands Family Medicine at Main

Serving adult and pediatric patients, UF Health Family Medicine - Main is a two-story, 24,200-square-foot facility at 1707 N. Main St. that will replace the existing Family Medicine at Fourth Avenue practice. With nearly 40 percent more space, the practice will enable UF Health to improve access to primary care for East Gainesville residents and better address the needs of the community.


UF Health - Springhill

UF&Shands at Springhill

The new UF Health - Springhill facility will house University of Florida Physicians specialty practices in neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, dermatology and women’s health, greatly expanding the northwest Gainesville campus of UF Health.

Located off Interstate 75 Exit 390 near Northwest 39th Avenue and Northwest 89th Boulevard, the four story, 111,600 square-foot facility is scheduled to open in January 2013.


UF Health Jacksonville North

Shands Jacksonville North

UF Health Jacksonville North, a new medical campus for Jacksonville's Northside, will expand Shand's role as leading healthcare provider for the region by providing services such as primary care, diagnostic and ambulatory services. Located at the corner of I-95 and Duval Road, construction will occur in multiple phases. Phase I will consist of a medical office building and diagnostic services. Phase II will expand patient care offerings for ancillary services, such as advanced imaging and outpatient surgery.  Future expansion could include up to 300 additional inpatient beds.


UF Health Florida Recovery Center

Florida Recovery CenterCo-locating accommodations, family and group therapy sessions, 12-step education and outpatient services together on the new campus, just minutes from UF Health Shands Hospital and the UF College of Medicine, gives patients improved access to UF Health addiction specialists and other experts. The opening of the new UF Health Florida Recovery Center campus helps facilitate UF Health's mission to provide quality health care and improve patient access.

Other Buildings

Academic and Research

UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona

Lake NonaLocated adjacent to the Sanford-Burnham Research Institute, the new UF facility also neighbors the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Nemours Children’s Hospital, and the largest Veterans Hospital and Research Center in the Southeast.

The campus is located just off State Road 417, five minutes east of Orlando International Airport. Phase I opens in July 2012. Building completion is expected in October 2012.

The five story, 115,000 SF building will house:

  • College of Pharmacy, Education, Research and Call Center
  • Department of Medicine, Institute for Therapeutic Innovations
  • Institute on Aging

Other Buildings

Veterinary Medicine

UF Pet Emergency Treatment Services

UF Pet Emergency Treatment Services opened July 2, 2012 and offers after-hours emergency veterinary care to the Ocala, Marion County and surrounding areas. The clinic is centrally located to area veterinary hospitals and is open from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekdays and all day weekends and holidays to provide emergency treatment by emergency-trained veterinary clinicians.  The concept of this emergency clinic originated with Ocala veterinarians, who created the Pet Emergency Treatment Service Corporation (PETS) in 2012. In a unique collaboration, the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and PETS joined forces to serve pet owners in the Marion County region. The purpose of the clinic is to bridge the gap du ring time periods when veterinarians’ offices are typically closed. Our goal is to provide a caring, compassionate environment for critically ill animals and their families.

Last Year

Chest Pain ERChest Pain Emergency Room

Patients with chest pain or symptoms of heart problems have immediate, 24/7 access to University of Florida cardiac specialists in the new Chest Pain E.R. at the Shands Critical Care Center Emergency Department (PDF). The Chest Pain E.R. includes eight observation beds and a treadmill for stress testing and is located within 1,500 square feet of space dedicated exclusively to people who are experiencing low to moderate chest pain or other symptoms of a possible heart condition.

Pediatric ERUF Health Shands Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Room

At UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, children have their own emergency room, equipped specifically for our smallest patients. Physicians and nurses trained in pediatric emergency medicine are available around-the-clock. The facility features its own check-in area, two waiting areas, nine private and two semi-private treatment rooms, five observation beds, two exam rooms for children with infectious conditions, two resuscitation rooms, a conscious-sedation room for casting broken bones and stitching wounds and a dedicated radiology imaging room.

Other Initiatives, Buildings, and Facilities

  • UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration