About Us

Welcome to University of Florida Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center and home to Florida’s No. 1 research hospital. Part of UF, which is among the nation’s Top 10 public research universities, UF Health is unique for its diverse health colleges, research centers and institutes, multiple teaching and specialty hospitals, physician medical practices and patient care programs.

UF Health represents the shared vision and commitment to patient care excellence of more than more than 26,500 faculty members, staff and residents; 3,500 volunteers; and more than 7,000 students. Together, we strive to deliver compassionate care with a focus on world-class outcomes for all, no matter how simple or complex the need.


About UF Health

About Us

University of Florida Health— the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center — encompasses the Gainesville-based colleges; the Gainesville-based UF Health Shands family of six hospitals; and Jacksonville’s UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health North medical centers, with an academic campus home to the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville.

With campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, UF Health includes more than 100 primary care and specialty practices throughout North Central and Northeast Florida as well as Southeast Georgia. Each year, the UF Health network of hospitals and physician practices manages more than 3 million inpatient and outpatient visits and serves people from all 67 Florida counties, all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries. With close collaborations and locations throughout Florida, and with patients and communities at the heart of everything, UF Health offers hope while moving medicine forward.


Who We Are

UF Health includes the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine, which has a large animal hospital and a small animal hospital. The system also encompasses nine research institutes and centers: the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the UF Diabetes Institute, the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute, UF’s Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, the UF Genetics Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Institute for Child Health Policy, the UF Institute on Aging and the UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona.

UF Health also provides the full spectrum of patient-care services through its family of hospitals and clinical programs, which includes two teaching hospitals and two specialty hospitals:

UF Health also includes the UF Health Florida Recovery Center, which has inpatient and outpatient facilities for patients undergoing treatment for addiction, and a home-health agency, UF Health Shands HomeCare. In addition, UF Health offers dozens of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout north central and northeast Florida.

UF Health Physicians

UF Health includes more than 100 primary care and specialty practices throughout North Central and Northeast Florida as well as Southeast Georgia that provide a range of care including cancer specialties, heart care, women and children's services, neuromedicine specialties and transplant services, throughout North Cent. Patients come to UF Health from all 67 Florida counties, all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries.

The 26,500 UF Health Shands and UF Health Jacksonville faculty members, staff, and residents and more than 3,500 volunteers — contribute to our health system's excellent reputation for quality care and service.

Health Science Center

The Health Science Center encompasses the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the Veterinary animal hospitals and an academic campus in Jacksonville offering graduate education programs in medicine, nursing and pharmacy.

Hospitals

With a combined 996 licensed beds, UF Health Shands Hospital’s Gainesville facilities include UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital. It also operates the health system’s two specialty hospitals, UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital. The Jacksonville campus includes UF Health Jacksonville, with 695 licensed beds.

Centers and Institutes

The UF academic health center is a world leader in interdisciplinary research and consistently generates more than 50 percent of UF's total research awards. In addition to the numerous research activities conducted by the UF Health colleges, nine major health-related research centers and institutes are designed to create synergies and collaborative research opportunities. Research activities at the Health Science Center reflect a depth of purpose by focusing on the translational nature of biomedical research following the continuum from fundamental research to clinical research to patient care.