UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital

UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
1515 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
Visiting Hours
Monday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Whether it’s in your home, office or any other convenient location, our telehealth service brings our top-notch health care to you. 

UF Health Cancer 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. If you still need assistance, please contact our office.

We appreciate your trust in our clinical care and look forward to serving your health care needs.

Located across Archer Road from University of Florida 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 is one of the premiere cancer treatment centers in Florida and the Southeast. UF Health Cancer Center is designated as a Cancer Center of Excellence by the Florida Department of Health.

Inpatient Services

UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital  inpatient services for cancer care include the following:

Medical and Outpatient Services

Other medical and outpatient services for cancer care include

Telephone Numbers

  • 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
  • Liver Cancer: 265-0535
  • Lung: 265-0649
  • Melanoma Center: 265-0169
  • Orthopaedic: 273-7195
  • Pediatric: 273-9120
  • Proton Therapy Institute: 877-425-9864
  • Radiation Oncology Therapy: 265-0287
  • Surgical Oncology 265-0535
  • Urologic: 265-8240

Clinical Trials

The University of Florida is a premiere research institute located in North Central Florida and offers an array of clinical trials as part of its cancer treatment center. UF Health's NaviGATOR app makes it simple to search for and find a clinical trial that suits your needs. With this app, you can learn about the availability of clinical trials from UF Health Cancer Center and apply for enrollment. Physicians can also leverage the NaviGATOR to refer cancer patients to UF Health Cancer Center clinical trials with just one click. For more information and to download the app, visit ufhealth.org/navigator.

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 and hands-on patient care.

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
Phone: 352.733.0881

For a list of programs and events, please stop by the Cancer Resource Center on the first floor of the University of Florida Health Shands Cancer Hospital.


Medical Records

To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, please contact 352-265-0111.

Pay your bill

If you have questions or wish to pay in person, please consult our billing section.

Calculating Expenses

UF Health hospitals provide price information to help you plan for potential out-of-pocket expenses.

Accepted Insurance

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 Assistance

Patients 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.