UF Health and CareSpot Urgent Care have extended their affiliation to Ocala

University of Florida Health and CareSpot Urgent Care have extended their affiliation to include a CareSpot location in Ocala, a collaboration offering Marion County residents the option of UF Health’s array of services for follow-up care.

This complements the three CareSpot Urgent Care locations in Gainesville already affiliated with UF Health.

This new Ocala affiliation went into effect Saturday. CareSpot in Ocala is located at 2415 SW College Road. The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, including holidays. The phone number is 352-237-3536.

CareSpot manages all operations at its urgent care centers in Florida, and no staffing changes will occur at the Ocala location. 

“We have been affiliated with UF Health in Gainesville for nearly 10 years, and we are excited to extend that affiliation to include our Ocala location,” said Eric Enderle, CEO of CareSpot Urgent Care. “CareSpot is committed to improving how people experience health care, and our affiliation with UF Health better positions us to achieve the vision. We are pleased that we can now offer our Ocala patients the option of accessing the broader resources of UF Health if they have a need for follow-up care.”

Ed Jimenez, CEO of UF Health Shands, said a strong and vibrant collaboration has developed between UF Health and CareSpot, and it seemed a natural progression to work together in Marion County.

“This venture is our next step in bringing UF Health’s outstanding caliber of care to the residents of Marion County,” Jimenez said. “We have a commitment to the residents of the county and to the idea that top-tier health care need not be limited by geographic borders.

“At UF Health, we are continuously thinking about the needs of the communities we serve and we believe we can collaboratively build on the excellent foundation laid by CareSpot,” he said. “Together, we will offer the best patient care experience possible and make excellent health care more accessible to the community.”

CareSpot fills the gap for patients who might not be able to immediately see their primary care physician and for when the medical need is not serious enough for an emergency room visit, CareSpot officials said.

Non-emergent medical conditions such as sprains, cuts, minor burns or upper respiratory infections can be treated at CareSpot locations, which also offer wellness care and occupational health care services such as X-rays, vaccinations, lab tests and physicals.

Patients are never required to make an appointment, but online scheduling and call-ahead options are available. Walk-ins are always welcome.

If a patient requires more specialized care or access to a primary care physician following an urgent care visit, CareSpot provides the option of arranging that care with UF Health.

About CareSpot Urgent Care

CareSpot Urgent Care is operated and managed together with MedPost Urgent Care, with both brands expanding together across the United States to provide immediate medical attention and treatment at 102 locations nationwide. Core service offerings for CareSpot and MedPost are urgent care, wellness, in-house lab work and X-rays, seasonal care, and occupational health. Care is available to patients in convenient locations with extended hours, including holidays and weekends. While never required, appointments are also available. Additionally, CareSpot.com and MedPost.com offer online check-in capabilities and can coordinate referral options when specialty or follow-up care is needed.

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