UF Health Pediatrics and Pediatric Specialties are pleased to report that our practices will be increasing in-person visits while continuing, in some cases, to offer telehealth visits. It is important to know that we have implemented a number of measures to safeguard the health of our patients, visitors and caregivers. Please visit coronavirus.ufhealth.org for the latest updates and information about safety measures being taken at UF Health.
Please contact your provider to schedule an appointment and they will determine if a telehealth visit is right for you. View our telehealth section for assistance in how to prepare for and connect to a scheduled appointment. We appreciate your trust in our clinical care and look forward to serving your health care needs.
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 rheumatology, please call 352.294.5252.
- 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), Congenital Heart Center: (352) 273-7770, Pediatric Neurosurgery: (352) 273-6990, Pediatric Rheumatology: (352) 294-5252 , Pediatric Surgery: (352) 265-8800.
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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