Nearly 900 expert UF College of Medicine and community physicians along with more than 8,000 skilled Shands nursing and support staff provide comprehensive high-quality patient care, from primary care and family medicine to subspecialty tertiary and quaternary services for patients with highly complex medical conditions.
The faculty from the UF College of Medicine includes nationally and internationally recognized physicians whose expertise is supported by intensive research activities. Shands' affiliation with the UF Health Science Center allows patients to benefit from the latest medical knowledge and technology.
Seven medical specialty programs at UF Health Shands Hospital are recognized among the nation’s best in the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings.
Patients and Visitors
UF Health Shands Hospital provides many services and amenities for its patients, their families and visitors. Refer to our Patient and Visitor's Guide for information on admissions, planning your visit, places to eat, and information of discharge and billing and insurance.
UF Health is Baby-Friendly
UF Health Shands Hospital is one of just seven hospitals in the state of Florida to receive the Baby-Friendly designation, an international initiative that aims to improve breastfeeding support for new mothers sponsored by UNICEF.
UF Health Shands Hospital also contains two specialty hospitals:
About the Hospital
UF Health Shands Hospital had the highest ranking among Florida hospitals in five specialties:
- Urology (tied for 23rd nationally)
- Cardiology & heart surgery (tied for 27th nationally)
- Neurology & neurosurgery (28th nationally)
- Pulmonology (28th nationally)
- Nephrology (tied for 35th nationally)
- Cancer (35th nationally)
- Gastroenterology (38th nationally).
Centers of Emphasis
UF Health Shands Hospital Centers of Emphasis include:
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Shands Hospital , please contact 352-265-0111.
Pay your bill
If you have questions or wish to pay in person, please consult 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.
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.