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UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital


1515 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, Florida 32608
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Phone Numbers

Appointment (352) 265-0111

Hours of Operation

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UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital exterior

Located across Archer Road from University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, the 500,000-square-foot facility offers advanced resources for a wide range of oncology, surgery, critical care and emergency/trauma patients. UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital is one of the premiere cancer treatment centers in Florida and the Southeast. UF Health Cancer Center is designated as a Cancer Center of Excellence by the Florida Department of Health.

Person sitting with a patient

UF Health has been designated as a Cancer Center of Excellence by the Florida Legislature for demonstrating exceptional, patient-centered care.


Inpatient services

UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital inpatient services for cancer care include the following:

Medical and outpatient services

Other medical and outpatient services for cancer care include

Telephone numbers

  • Bone Marrow Transplant: (352) 309-2162
  • Brain: (352) 309-1071
  • Breast: (352) 558-2514
  • Dermatologic (Skin): (352) 646-2370
  • Eye: (352 265-2020
  • GI (Gastro-Intestinal): (352) 448-4956
  • Gynecologic: (352) 309-2087
  • Head and Neck: (352) 309-2304
  • Hematology & Oncology: (352) 306-3133
  • Liver Cancer: (352) 265-0535
  • Lung: (352) 580-6829
  • Melanoma Center: (352) 265-0169
  • Orthopaedic: (352) 273-7195
  • Pediatric: (352) 234-8955
  • Proton Therapy Institute: (877) 425-9864
  • Radiation Oncology Therapy: (352) 309-1963
  • Surgical Oncology (352) 265-0535
  • Urologic: (352) 309-2231

Clinical trials

The University of Florida is a premiere research institute located in North Central Florida and offers an array of clinical trials as part of its cancer treatment center. UF Health's NaviGATOR app makes it simple to search for and find a clinical trial that suits your needs. With this app, you can learn about the availability of clinical trials from UF Health Cancer Center and apply for enrollment. Physicians can also leverage the NaviGATOR to refer cancer patients to UF Health Cancer Center clinical trials with just one click. For more information and to download the app, visit Navigator.

Features and amenities

Patient room features

  • 192 large, private inpatient rooms

  • Windows with remote controlled shades

  • Sleeper sofas for family overnight stays

  • ADA-compliant bathrooms

  • Flatscreen televisions, DVD players and wifi

Facility amenities

  • Deli/cafeteria with indoor and outdoor seating

  • Wifi

Facility features

  • Cancer Resource Room located off the first floor lobby and general patient rooms on floors 5, 6 and 8

  • Centrally located surgical services

  • Operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, endoscopic equipment, high-definition X-ray and echocardiogram monitors

  • Two interventional radiology suites

Oak Hammock Concierge Center

The portico and open entry of the Andy and Toni Crawford Lobby provide much more than a waiting room. The space welcomes people into this unique healing, smoke-free environment. With the Oak Hammock Concierge Center and a coffee kiosk conveniently located just within the doors, the lobby offers a continuous view of the lush Garden of Hope directly across from the entrance.

Other resources adjacent to the Andy and Toni Crawford Lobby are The Gift Stop gift shop, a pharmacy and the Marshall M. and Paula P. Criser Jr. Cancer Resource Center.

Criser Cancer Resource Center

The Marshall M. and Paula P. Criser, Jr. Cancer Resource Center is a division of Shands Arts in Medicine. Located on the south east corner of the Andy and Toni Crawford lobby of UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, the Criser Cancer Resource Center is designed to promote patient education and wellness.

Realizing the need for a safe, quiet and private space, the center provides patients and families a relaxing and supportive environment. Here they can stay connected to family and friends through computers with free internet access, find up-to-date information about treatment, recovery and how to cope with bereavement.

The floor-to-ceiling windows on the east and south sides offer ample natural light, and visitors can enjoy views of the Garden of Hope and surrounding scenery in a family room atmosphere.

Experienced staff with backgrounds in oncology, social work, psychology, creative arts and holistic healing, engage patients and families in a variety of educational opportunities and support services designed to foster personal discovery and hands-on patient care.

In addition, the Margo Powers multi-purpose room (located within the center) offers patients, families and staff a place to conduct and enjoy health-related classes, art workshops and educational seminars. It also can host small group meetings.

The Criser Cancer Resource Center is an interdisciplinary facility that complements medical care and helps us support the diverse needs of individuals and families. The center provides information and tools to help patients and their families cope with cancer and its treatments.

Criser Cancer Resource Center (Family Room) programs and events

Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (352) 733-0881

For a list of programs and events, please stop by the Cancer Resource Center on the first floor of the University of Florida Health Shands Cancer Hospital.

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Related conditions and treatments

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.

  • MyRx

    MyRx helps people understand how their genes affect drug response.

  • Outpatient Lab Services

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

  • 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.