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Physician Referrals

Patient Access Center

When you call the UF Health Patient Access Center, our service representatives can connect your call to any physician's practice within UF Health in Gainesville. To make a referral, schedule an appointment, or for more information, please call (352) 265-5555.

Hours of Operation

  • The Patient Access Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is closed on holidays.
  • Urgent requests are handled immediately by UF Health operators.
  • After-hours, non-urgent messages are taken by our in-house answering service.

Transfer Center

The UF Health Shands Hospital Transfer Center provides an easy and efficient way for referring physicians to transfer their patients to UF Health Shands Hospital. Call us at (352) 265-0559.

UF Health Jacksonville Referrals

UF Health Jacksonville offers community physicians online patient referrals and consultations through Order Facilitator as well as access to patient records through our Physician Portal.


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Drug Information and Pharmacy Resource Center

The Drug Information and Pharmacy Resource Center (DIPRC) is a service that answers questions for health care professionals who take care of Shands patients, including referring physicians. The center’s primary goal is to improve the quality of patient care by answering drug-related questions.