UF Health Shands Hospital

UF Health Shands Hospital
1600 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
Visiting Hours
Monday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Nearly 900 expert UF College of Medicine and community physicians along with more than 9,000 skilled Shands nursing and support staff provide comprehensive high-quality patient care, from primary care and family medicine to subspecialty tertiary and quaternary services for patients with highly complex medical conditions.

The faculty from the UF College of Medicine includes nationally and internationally recognized physicians whose expertise is supported by intensive research activities. Shands' affiliation with the UF Health Science Center allows patients to benefit from the latest medical knowledge and technology.

UF Health Shands Hospital’s specialty programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings.

Patients and Visitors

UF Health Shands Hospital provides many services and amenities for its patients, their families and visitors. Refer to our Patient and Visitor's Guide for information on admissions, planning your visit, places to eat, and information of discharge and billing and insurance.

UF Health is Baby-Friendly

UF Health Shands Hospital is one of just seven hospitals in the state of Florida to receive the Baby-Friendly designation, an international initiative that aims to improve breastfeeding support for new mothers sponsored by UNICEF.

    About the Hospital


    According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospital rankings, UF Health Shands Hospital and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital are nationally ranked in 10 adult, pediatric medical specialties:


    • Orthopaedics (26th)
    • Ear, Nose and Throat (40th)
    • Geriatrics (45th)
    • Pulmonology and Lung Surgery (48th)
    • Urology (48th)


    • Diabetes and Endocrinology (13th)
    • Pulmonology (18th)
    • Neurology and Neurosurgery (34th)
    • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (26th)
    • Cancer (49th)

    Centers of Emphasis

    UF Health Shands Hospital Centers of Emphasis include:

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    Conditions & Services

    Medical Records

    To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Shands 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.