Please note, patient visitors will be limited to no more than one for the patient’s entire hospital stay or visit. Children under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed as visitors. For more information on our ongoing response to COVID-19 in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Central Florida, visit our coronavirus website.Click to learn more
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 Shands Hospital is recognized as a high performing hosptial for cancer care by
U.S. News & World Report.
Located across Archer Road from UF Health Shands Hospital, the 500,000-square-foot facility offers advanced resources for a wide range of oncology, surgery, critical care and emergency/trauma patients.
UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital inpatient services include the following:
- adult medical hematology/oncology (cancer- and blood-related diseases)
- bone marrow transplantation
- adult thoracic surgery, excluding lung transplantation
- adult orthopaedics, including trauma, oncology and other adult services
- adult general, oncology and gastrointestinal surgeries
- pancreas and biliary surgery
- colorectal surgery
- minimally invasive gastroesophageal and bariatric surgery
- breast, melanoma, sarcoma and endocrine surgery
- adult otolaryngology (cancer only)
- neurosurgical trauma services (Intensive Care Unit/OR component only)
Medical and Outpatient Services
Other medical and outpatient services include
- state-of-the-art operating rooms
- intensive care units
- full spectrum of radiological capabilities (e.g., CT, interventional,Aquilion ONE)
- bone marrow transplant outpatient clinic
- Bone Marrow Transplant: 733-0972
- Brain: 273-9000
- Breast: 265-7070
- Dermatologic (Skin): 594-1500
- Eye: 265-7080
- GI (Gastro-Intestinal): 265-0535
- Gynecologic: 273-8200
- Head and Neck: 265-0920
- Hematology & Oncology: 265-0725
- Lung: 265-0649
- Melanoma Center: 265-0169
- Orthopaedic: 273-7195
- Pediatric: 273-9120
- Radiation Therapy: 265-0287
- Surgical Oncology 265-0535
- Urologic: 265-8240
UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital Features
Oak Hammock Concierge Center
The portico and open entry of the Andy and Toni Crawford Lobby provide much more than a waiting room. The space welcomes people into this unique healing, smoke-free environment. With the Oak Hammock Concierge Center and a coffee kiosk conveniently located just within the doors, the lobby offers a continuous view of the lush Garden of Hope directly across from the entrance.
Other resources adjacent to the Andy and Toni Crawford Lobby are the Auxiliary Conference Center, The Gift Stop gift shop, a pharmacy and the Marshall M. and Paula P. Criser Jr. Cancer Resource Center.
Criser Cancer Resource Center
A division of Shands Arts in Medicine
Located on the south east corner of the Andy and Toni Crawford lobby of UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, the Marshall M. and Paula P. Criser, Jr. Cancer Resource Center is designed to promote patient education and wellness.
Realizing the need for a safe, quiet and private space, the center provides patients and families a relaxing and supportive environment. Here they can stay connected to family and friends through computers with free internet access, find up-to-date information about treatment, recovery and how to cope with bereavement.
The floor-to-ceiling windows on the east and south sides offer ample natural light, and visitors can enjoy views of the Garden of Hope and surrounding scenery in a family room atmosphere.
Experienced staff with backgrounds in oncology, social work, psychology, creative arts and holistic healing, engage patients and families in a variety of educational opportunities and support services designed to foster personal discovery.
In addition, the Margo Powers multi-purpose room (located within the center) offers patients, families and staff a place to conduct and enjoy health-related classes, art workshops and educational seminars. It also can host small group meetings.
The Criser Cancer Resource Center is an interdisciplinary facility that complements medical care and helps us support the diverse needs of individuals and families. The center provides information and tools to help patients and their families cope with cancer and its treatments.
Criser Cancer Resource Center (Family Room) Programs and Events
Hours: Mon- Fri 9am-5pm
For a list of programs and events, please stop by the Cancer Resource Center on the first floor of the UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital.
Conditions & Services
- Bladder cancer
- Bone marrow transplant
- Breast cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Colon and rectal cancer
- Colon cancer screening
- Gastric bypass surgery
- Gastrointestinal cancer
- Gynecological Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- Lung cancer
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Oropharynx lesion biopsy
- Ovarian cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Radiation therapy
- Stomach cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Throat or larynx cancer
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, please contact 352-265-0111.
Pay your billconsult our billing section.
Calculating ExpensesUF Health hospitals provide price information to help you plan for potential out-of-pocket expenses.
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.
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.