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UF Health Shands Hospital


1600 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 Hospital

More than 1,200 expert UF College of Medicine and community physicians along with more than 9,000 skilled UF Health Shands nursing and support staff provide comprehensive high-quality patient care, from primary care to urgent care and from the treatment of simple medical conditions to highly complex conditions.

The faculty from the UF College of Medicine includes nationally and internationally recognized health care providers whose expertise is supported by intensive research activities. They continue to pursue the latest medical knowledge and technology, which is available to patients at UF Health Shands thanks to the UF College of Medicine's affiliation with the UF Health Science Center.

Patient & visitors guide

UF Health Shands Hospital provides many medical services and amenities for its patients, their families and visitors. Refer to our Patient and Visitor's Guide for information on admissions, planning your visit, places to eat, and information of discharge and billing and insurance.

UF Health is baby-friendly

UF Health Shands Hospital is one of just seven hospitals in the state of Florida to receive the Baby-Friendly designation, an international initiative that aims to improve breastfeeding support for new mothers sponsored by UNICEF.

Hospital rankings

UF Health Shands Hospital’s specialty programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s best. In the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital rankings for 2023-24, UF Health Shands Hospital and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital are nationally ranked in nine adult and pediatric medical specialties:


  • Ear, nose and throat (30th)
  • Neurology and neurosurgery (30th)
  • Obstetrics and gynecology (39th)
  • Geriatrics (42nd)
  • Pulmonology and lung surgery (43rd)


  • Diabetes and endocrinology (10th)
  • Pulmonology and lung surgery (24th)
  • Cardiology and heart surgery (26th)
  • Neonatology (35th)

Centers of Emphasis

UF Health is Now a National Medical Center for Team USA

We are here to proudly champion Team USA’s health as the newest member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Medical Network, providing elite athletes access to the same world-class health care available to you and your family.

Athlete Grant Holloway jumping hurdles with Olympics logos overlaid at the top of the image

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.


Community and Patient Programs: UF Health Shands Hospital

Our community and patient programs provide great value to patients, families and loved ones. People can find support, educational materials, expert consultants and more. In most instances, these programs are offered free of charge.