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UF Health Craniofacial Center


1549 Gale Lemerand Drive
2nd Floor Pediatric Specialties
Gainesville, Florida 32608
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Phone Numbers

Appointment (352) 627-9326

Hours of Operation

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The UF Health Craniofacial Center is dedicated to the care of individuals with cleft palate or any other craniofacial condition. As an academic medical center, we are very active in clinical service, teaching and research.

In 1981, the Florida Board of Regents approved establishment of the University of Florida Craniofacial Center as a means for providing focus to the many efforts underway at UF to serve children and adults with craniofacial anomalies. The university was already a leader in this arena, having for many years maintained a clinical program for affected individuals throughout Florida and having assembled scholars who were recognized worldwide for their contributions to the body of research relating to these clinical entities.


The UF Craniofacial Center's interdisciplinary team approach consists of many specialists working together to provide the most integrated and comprehensive care for your child. Our care team consists of health professionals from pediatrics, surgery, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, otolaryngology, audiology, nursing, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and maxillofacial, all dedicated to providing the best treatment for each patient. Other specialties available for consultation to the team include genetics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and specialists in education.

Contacts and referrals

A referral for an evaluation by the UF craniofacial team can be made by a physician or health professional who is concerned that a child may need an evaluation related to his or her craniofacial anomaly.

Make a referral

  • Holly Shenk, RN, CPN, UF Health Craniofacial Clinic Coordinator, Phone: (352) 627-9326, Fax: (352) 627-4564
  • UF Health Craniofacial Center Division of General Pediatrics, 1699 SW 16th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32608

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  • Outpatient Lab Services

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  • Wheelchair and Adaptive Equipment Fitting

    UF Health has an adaptive seating clinic where our therapists evaluate patients for both adaptive equipment and mobility device needs.

For your convenience and peace of mind

  • Accessibility

    Aids and services are available to help people with disabilities communicate effectively.

  • ATM and Banking

    Many of UF Health's properties have various branch ATMs and/or branch offices.

  • Baby-Changing Station

    Baby-changing stations are available in many of UF Health's restrooms.

  • Coffee

    Options include Opus Coffee and Starbucks in the hospital atriums.

  • Free Wifi

    Patients and guests get free wireless internet access at UF Health hospitals.

  • Gardens and Outdoor Spaces

    The Garden of Hope, Sun Terrace, and other spaces help patients and families relax.

  • Gender-Neutral Restroom

    Gender-neutral, public restrooms are located throughout UF Health's properties.

  • Gift Shops

    The Gift Stops offer a wide variety of gifts and products for patients and families.

  • Interpreters / Hearing Impaired

    UF Health provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English.

  • Medical Records

    You can download a form or call (352) 594-0909 to have medical records mailed or faxed.

  • Notary Public

    Notary services are available to patients and visitors Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Smoke-Free

    Smoking, chewing tobacco, or using electronic cigarettes is prohibited on UF Health properties.

  • Social Services

    Social workers are part of the patient's care team and work with medical staff and nurses.