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UF Health

UFHealth_2C_CMYKUF Health is a cornerstone of Gainesville and north central Florida and provides world-class health and veterinary care in this mid-sized city. UF Health providers can help you with everything from baby’s first checkup to tackling the most challenging and complex health problems for children, adults, seniors…and animals.

In Alachua County, UF Health comprises six health science colleges, UF Health Shands Hospital, UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital and UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital, a medical practice group of more than 40 primary care and specialty physician care offices, dental clinics, a nurse practitioner’s practice, a large animal hospital and a small animal hospital. UF Health Jacksonville also offers an extensive line of health care and educational opportunities as part of the UF Health system.


Patients receive the latest in individualized care delivered by teams of doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists and others collaborating to make the experience as seamless and effective as possible. Our teams include more than 1,500 UF faculty and community physicians practicing in more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties here in Gainesville.


Research is the foundation for patient care at UF Health. The health center’s research institutes work to advance medical science in many areas, especially cancer, genetics, aging, emerging pathogens and brain health. The Clinical and Translational Science Institute aims to accelerate the application of research to care so patients can benefit from improvements to care sooner rather than later.


UF Health is not just about health and veterinary care. It’s also a great place to work in a variety of occupations, to learn through one of the six affiliated colleges’ degree or certificate programs or to take a role in maintaining your own health through one of many community outreach programs. Please visit UFHealth.org to learn more.