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.
UF Health board-certified physicians at our Oakhurst practice specialize in pediatric:
- Infectious diseases
Using telehealth, UF Health Pediatric Specialties – Oakhurst provides a unique opportunity for University of Florida physicians in Gainesville to care for patients in Ocala. UF physicians will regularly travel to Ocala to see new and returning patients in person. During telehealth visits, patients will be cared for by full-time nurses and staff with the UF specialty physician interacting directly with the patient via live video chat. If required, labs can be taken onsite during the patient's appointment.
Telehealth is a method of providing health care services remotely using technology. Our program allows physicians in one location to care for patients in a different location through live video chat. A secure and convenient online app allows patients to communicate with physicians through a computer, tablet or smart phone.
Telehealth expands access to quality patient care in a way that makes it easier for children and families. Telehealth is often more efficient than in-person appointments because it:
- Reduces travel time for patients and physicians.
- Eliminates lodging expenses for patients.
- Improves access for patients.
- Minimizes missed work and school time.
Telehealth visits are approved by Medicaid. Other insurance may also cover telehealth on a case-by-case basis.
Please choose one of the following phone numbers for an appoinment, depending on your child’s condition.
- For endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology and pulmonology, please call
- For cardiology, please call 352.273.7770.
- For neurosurgery, please call 352.273.6990.
- For surgery, please call 352.265.8880.
- For urology, please call 352.265.8240.
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Pediatric Specialties – Oakhurst, please contact 352.265.PEDS (7337).
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.
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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.