The UF Craniofacial Center is dedicated to the care of individuals with cleft palate and other craniofacial conditions. As a University Center we are very active in clinical service, teaching and research.
In 1981, the Florida Board of Regents approved establishment of the Craniofacial Center as a means for providing focus to the many efforts underway at the University of Florida to serve children and adults with craniofacial malformations. The University was already a leader in this arena, having for many years maintained a clinical program for affected individuals throughout Florida and having assembled scholars who were recognized world-wide for their contributions to the body of research relating to these clinical entities.
The University of Florida Craniofacial Center's interdisciplinary team approach consists of many specialists working together to provide the best possible integrated care. Our team consists of health professionals from pediatrics, surgery, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, otolaryngology, audiology, nursing, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and maxillofacial. Other specialties available for consultation to the team include genetics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and specialists in education.
Contacts and Referrals
A referral for an evaluation by the UF Craniofacial team can be made by a physician or health professional who is concerned that a child may need an evaluation related to his or her craniofacial difference.
Make a Referral
- Holly Shenk, RN, CPN
UF Health Craniofacial Clinic Coordinator
- UF Health Craniofacial Center
Division of General Pediatrics
1699 SW 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32608
Links & Resources
- American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF)
- International Institute For Birth Defects
Information on Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Support, Research and Prevention
- WIDE SMILES
Cleft Lip and Palate Resource
- The Florida Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (FCPA)
- UF Health Plastic Surgery
- Florida Cleft and Craniofacial Network
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Craniofacial Center, please contact 352-265-7916 for clinic records and 352-594-0909 for hospital records.
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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.
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