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UF Health Psychology Specialties


1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, Florida 32610
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Phone Numbers

Appointment (352) 265-0294

Hours of Operation

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Shands Hospital exterior

UF Health Psychology Specialties provides services in three locations: our Shands Clinic, our Haile Plantation Clinic and, in coordination with Neurology, at the Fixel Institute. We provide general mental health services to patients across the lifespan, including children and adults. We offer psychological and neuropsychological assessments, as well as evidence-based treatments in a brief therapy model (10-15 sessions) for a wide range of behavioral concerns and mood disorders. We are a nonprofit practice that serves as a supervised training facility for advanced PhD–level graduate students, predoctoral psychology interns and postdoctoral associates. All patient assessments and treatments are supervised by licensed psychologists, many of whom are board certified. Our team also consists of master’s-prepared mental health counselors and social workers, and trained psychometrists who work together to formulate the best treatment plan for all patients.

UF Health Psychology Specialties does not prescribe medication, provide medical management or medical supervision, after hours emergency appointments, chemical dependency treatment programs, child custody evaluations or crisis intervention for emergency situations.


Health psychology

Psychological evaluation and treatment for sleep difficulties, chronic pain, obesity, smoking cessation, infertility, coping with chronic illness, transplant evaluations and stress management.

General mental health concerns

Children and adults can receive therapy designed especially for, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, trauma related concerns, attentional concerns and associated signs such loss of interest, irritability, troubled sleep and feelings of emptiness and loneliness.

Child/adolescent behavior problems

Treatment for problems including, but not limited to, aggression, noncompliance and difficulty in social and academic performance is available for children and their families. Parent-Child Interactive Therapy for young children and Family Therapy, designed to reduce parent-adolescent conflict, are also available.

Neuropsychological and psychological assessment

Assessments for learning disabilities, academic giftedness, memory, attention and other cognitive complaints, epilepsy, cognitive problems from head injury, effects of medication on cognition, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or other psychological or memory difficulties in children and adults.

Formulation of differential diagnoses

  • Descriptions of the extent and quality of cognitive, emotional, and/or motor dysfunction
  • Brain injury
  • Provision of estimates of baseline or premorbid levels of cognitive functioning and recommendations for educational, vocational and rehabilitation planning

Forensic neuropsychology

Assessments for disability determination, personal injury, competency and criminal matters, which includes evaluation, deposition and testimony.

Consultation services

Frequently provided to schools, various public and private agencies, and health care providers. At times, UF faculty and trainees will offer workshops to the community or agree to be a guest speaker on areas where they possess particular expertise.

The Psychology Clinic receives consultation requests and referrals from physicians specializing in:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Meeting your health care needs

  • Medical Imaging Services

    UF Health offers day-of, on-site imaging services in a qualified medical center.

  • Med to Bed

    Meds to beds is a bedside free service designed with your convenience in mind. Our meds to beds program allows a pharmacist to deliver your medications to you prior to your discharge from the hospital.

  • Outpatient Lab Services

    Full-service, on-site lab services and testing for your convenience.

  • Patient Blood Management

    Safe, effective medical and surgical techniques designed to prevent anemia and decrease bleeding during a procedure.

  • Pharmacies

    Accepts most prescription plans; competitive prices; on-site.

  • UF Health Midwifery Group

    Exceptional, individualized, compassionate and evidence-based midwifery care.

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.

  • Caremail (Email Service)

    Friends and family can send messages to any UF Health patient through the CareMail service.

  • 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.

  • Virtual Care

    In some cases, UF Health offers telehealth care via a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.

  • Virtual Visitation

    In some cases, UF Health offers telehealth visits via a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.