As a result of the recent Executive Order from the office of the Governor of the State of Florida and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our patients during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the scheduling of elective surgeries and procedures until further notice. This helps us minimize the chance of infection for our patients and staff, conserves the use of personal protective equipment and maintains resources for those who might become critically ill in the future. We will resume scheduling elective surgeries and other procedures once the situation improves. Please reach out to your primary health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.
Patients who are not seen by a University of Florida Health Physician provider are not able to be seen at this location. If you are unsure, please contact your provider to confirm that this location will collect your sample.
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 - UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals
- 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 – Tower Hill, please contact 352-265-0370.
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.