UF Health Medical Laboratories plays a critical role in the process of patient diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring. We exceed customer expectations by providing accurate, reliable data to our customers in a timely fashion by using cutting-edge testing procedures.
UF Health Medical Laboratories offers the latest technology in tests that help people live longer, healthier lives. We are a leader in all types of medical testing for hospital patients and outpatients and provide full service testing in many areas including general chemistry, microbiology, virology, parasitology, surgical pathology, blood bank, cytology, hematopathology, and HLA.
UF Health operates several conveniently located walk-in draw stations where patients can have their blood collected for laboratory testing at UF Health Medical Laboratories.
The UF Health Shands Hospital draw station, Outpatient Lab, is located on the first floor of the hospital in room 1021.1. Other UF Health draw stations in the Gainesville areas are:
- UF Health Medical Lab – Medical Plaza
- UF Health Medical Lab – Rocky Point
- UF Health Medical Lab - Springhill
- UF Health Medical Lab – Tower Hill
For Referring Physicians
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Medical Lab – Shands Hospital, please contact 352-265-0522.
Pay your billconsult our billing section.
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.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
UF Health is tobacco-free
Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.