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UF Health provides complimentary parking for patients and their visitors.
- Parking for patients or patient visitors is complimentary with a voucher. Patients and visitors must ask for a parking voucher at the check-out area, nurses’ station or other designated area when leaving their location of service and present it to the attendant upon exiting the garage. Please be advised that parking is cash only.
- Free valet parking is available for patients at the UF Health Shands Critical Care Center, the Pediatric E.R. and the Chest Pain E.R. Valet parking is also available in the front circle of the hospital ($3 with a patient or patient visitor parking voucher).
- Free disabled parking is available at the west entrance of the hospital.
- At no time is parking allowed in the Front Circle drop-off at UF Health Shands Hospital.
Complimentary Parking: Available Parking Lots and Garages
East Parking Garage (Gated Garage 10)
- Located on the northeast corner of Archer Road and Newell Drive, across from the Pediatric E.R.
- Ideal parking for Radiology and Surgery, and for visiting patients in UF Health Shands Hospital.
West Parking (Garage 3)
- Northwest corner of Archer Road and Center Drive, across from the Dental Tower (accessed from Mowry Road)
Levels 3 and 4 of Garage 2 (West)
- Adjacent to Wilmot Gardens on the northwest corner of Archer Road and Center Drive across from UF Health Shands Medical Plaza (accessed from both Mowry Road and Gale Lemerand Dive)
- Ideal parking for UF Dental and UF Physicians Outpatient Clinics
UF Health Shands Hospital south campus visitor lot
- Adjacent to UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
- Park here for Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic, Emergency and Trauma Services, Visiting patients in UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital and Surgery
UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute visitor lot
- Hull Road near NW 34th Street
Other Parking Options
- Vehicles with state-issued disabled parking permits have access to parking located in the parking areas next to the West Entrance, UF Health Shands Medical Plaza, and in visitor and patient parking garages.
- A daily parking fee of $4 will be collected on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
If your care requires you to stay several days, please visit one of the information centers and ask for a long-term parking permit. This permit gives you free parking in the commuter lot during your extended stay. Oversized or recreational vehicles may be parked in the metered lot north of the West parking garages.
- Oversized vehicles or recreational vehicles may be parked in the metered lot north of the West Parking Garage.
Call 352-265-0111 ext. 4-6097
- Shands Critical Care Center at UF, the Pediatric E.R. and the Chest Pain E.R.
Available 24 hours a day
- UF Health Shands Hospital Valet Parking
5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Weekdays
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Weekends and holidays
Valet booth is located at the main entrance
- UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. weekdays
Valet booth is located at the front entrance
Maps and Directions
- Directions to our hospitals and interior maps to find your way in our hospitals
- Find directions to any of our medical or dental care clinics or facilities
Shands Courtesy Shuttle and Public Transportation
Shands provides a courtesy shuttle to the locations that are part of the Academic Health Center in Gainesville (PDF)