UF Health Pediatric Specialties – Medical Plaza

UF Health Pediatric Specialties – Medical Plaza: Before Your Visit

Congenital Heart Center: 352-273-7770
Pediatric Craniofacial: 352-627-9326
Pediatric Surgery: 352-265-8800
Pediatric Urology: 352-265-8240
Endocrinology and Diabetes: 352-265-DIAB
(352) 627-4415
1549 Gale Lemerand Drive
Second floor
Gainesville, FL 32610
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Hours of Operation
Monday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

At the UF Health’s pediatric practices, a comprehensive medical team will manage your child’s medical care. The team may include the attending physician, who is a faculty member at the University of Florida, resident physicians, nurse practitioners, medical students and nurses.

UF Health’s pediatric practices give you access to the most advanced resources and services of the leading health care providers available in north central Florida.


When scheduling your first appointment, your child will be enrolled with one of our pediatricians. This UF doctor will see your child for all well-child and health maintenance visits.

Most urgent illnesses can be seen in one of our primary care practices or by UF Health Pediatrics After Hours, located at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital. These visits are by appointment only.

  • We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early before your scheduled appointment time, You may need to fill out paperwork or update your records
  • If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, we ask that you call 24 hours in advance to notify us.
  • Also, please notify us of any changes in your address, phone number or insurance carrier.

After Hours Calls

For urgent questions about a sick child when offices are closed, please call your regular pediatrician’s number to reach a nurse or doctor at pediatrics After Hours. If your call does not go through, you may try the direct Pediatrics After Hours number at 352.265.0724.

Pediatrics After Hours is a collaborative effort with community pediatricians and UF pediatricians treating children with urgent primary care needs.

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Accepted Insurance

Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.

Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.