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Physician Referrals

When you call the Consultation Center, our service representatives can connect your call to any physician's practice within UF Health in Gainesville.

Through the Consultation Center, you also can:

  • Obtain clinical verbal consultations
  • Efficiently arrange patient referrals
  • Obtain information about your patient
  • Discuss the latest research
  • Obtain updates on new developments
  • Request information

Our service representatives have access telephone numbers and other contact information for University of Florida College of Medicine faculty who practice at UF Health Shands Hospital.

Referring physicians can update the information that the Consultation Center uses to ease the patient transfer process and distribute information. E-mail your updated address and phone number to us.


Consultation Center

Hours of Operation

The Consultation Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The center is not open on holidays. After-hours, non-urgent messages are taken by our in-house answering service. Urgent requests are handled immediately by UF Health operators.

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Transfer Center

The UF Health Shands Hospital Transfer Center is a service designed to provide an easier and more efficient way for referring physicians to transfer their patients to UF Health Shands Hospital.

Transfer Center personnel can be reached at 800-XTRANSFER or 352-265-0559.