Focused on Patient Care Our world-class faculty physicians and staff at UF Health serve patients from all 67 Florida counties, from throughout the nation and from more than a dozen countries each year. The UF Health family of hospitals encompasses two major teaching hospitals, UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville and UF Health Jacksonville, each with a state-designated Level 1 trauma center and an emergency air and ground transport program serving neonatal, pediatric and adult patients. UF Health Shands Hospital includes UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital. The system also includes two specialty hospitals in Gainesville: UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital and UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital. As well as UF Health Jacksonville, our sister hospital near Downtown Jacksonville and UF Health North, an outpatient medical complex and emergency center in North Jacksonville. UF Health has a network of outpatient rehabilitation centers, two home-health agencies and more than 100 physician practice locations throughout north central and northeast Florida. UF Health Shands owns a minority interest in four community hospitals in Lake City, Live Oak, Ocala and Starke. In addition, a statewide presence exists through satellite medical, dental and nursing practices staffed by UF Health professionals and affiliations with community-based health care facilities stretching from Hialeah and Miami to Orlando and the Florida Panhandle. UF Health also is home to UF Veterinary Hospitals, which includes a small animal hospital and a large animal hospital. Innovative New Research UF Health is a world leader in interdisciplinary research. With nine major research centers and institutes, UF Health is focused on health issues of importance to Floridians. Clinical research is growing rapidly at our vibrant regional campus in Jacksonville. The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the UF Diabetes Institute, the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida, the UF Genetics Institute, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Institute for Child Health Policy, the UF Institute on Aging and the UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona are designed to create collaborative research opportunities that follow the continuum from fundamental research to clinical research to patient care. Dedicated to Education From the time of the health center’s founding in 1956, we have operated as a single academic enterprise dedicated to training a variety of professionals and to introducing knowledge that will safeguard the health of Florida’s citizens. UF Health encompasses the Gainesville-based colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine; the UF Health Shands family of hospitals; UF Health Jacksonville medical center, UF Health North, and an academic campus in Jacksonville that offers graduate education programs in medicine, nursing and pharmacy. The colleges teach the full continuum of higher education, from undergraduates to professional students to advanced postdoctoral students. Together with clinical programs and services across all six colleges, UF Health is helping to create Florida’s future health care workforce. Primary Care, Specialty Care and Convenient After-Hours Options From sore throats to serious illnesses, UF Health is here to care for your family every step of the way. With 13 primary care locations across Gainesville and the surrounding areas, UF Health offers a continuum of care for you and your loved ones. UF Health has over 1,300 providers in more than 100 specialties to care for you. Visit UFHealth.org/locations to learn more or to make an appointment. The benefits of being a UF Health patient include having convenient options when you are not feeling well: After-hours Appointments Since we know being sick doesn’t always happen between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., we offer after-hours appointments for primary care, pediatrics and orthopaedics. Primary Care After Hours UF Health now offers after-hours adult primary care appointments six days a week for patients of UF Health Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Senior Care practices. Open Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staffed by UF Health family medicine and internal medicine physicians and nurses. To schedule an appointment, call 352-265-1234. After 5 p.m., call 352-273-8613. Pediatrics After Hours UF Health Pediatrics After Hours is a collaborative effort with Gainesville-area community pediatricians and UF pediatricians, offering evening and weekend appointments for children with urgent primary care needs. Open Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. To schedule an appointment after hours, call 352-265-0724. ORTHOcare Immediate and after-hours appointments are available at UF Health ORTHOcare in the evening and on weekends. UF Health fellowship-trained musculoskeletal physicians provide fast, expert care for sprains, strains, minor breaks and X-rays. Walk-ins and call-ins welcome, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 352-265-BONE. In addition to the services mentioned, the health colleges of the University of Florida play a significant role in the continuum of care, as outlined below. 1. Dental Care UF Health’s dental centers perform all general and specialty dental care, for adults and children, in one location. Led by talented UF College of Dentistry providers, we offer the latest technologies in a professional learning environment. Call 352-273-7954 or visit ufhealth.org/dental-care. 2. Community Health Care in Archer UF Health Archer Family Health Care offers high-quality adult, pediatric, psychiatric and women’s health. Care is provided by expert UF College of Nursing nurse practitioners and offers adult, pediatric, psychiatric and women’s prenatal health care. Call 352-495-2550 or visit afhc.nursing.ufl.edu. 3. Speech & Hearing Services The UF Health Speech and Audiology Center, offered by the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, provides a variety of services for children and adults at multiple Gainesville locations. Services include evaluation and treatment for hearing loss, tinnitus and issues with balance, speech, language, swallowing and voice disorders. Call 352-273-5555 or visit slhs.phhp.ufl.edu. 4. Psychology Services UF Health Psychology offers care for those with chronic pain or illness, stress, anxiety, depression and general mental health issues. In addition, the practice offers neuropsychological assessments, and for children, gifted assessments and treatment for learning disabilities and behavioral problems. Call 352-265-0294 or visit chp.phhp.ufl.edu/services/psychology. 5. Pharmacy Clinical pharmacists in the UF College of Pharmacy work closely with physicians and other health care professionals in shared practice settings to provide high-quality patient care throughout UF Health Shands Hospital and in a variety of practices within the UF Health system. Pharmacists at all locations work closely with other health care providers to ensure optimal drug therapy and consult directly with patients to help them better understand their medications and address any questions or concerns. Visit pharmacy.ufl.edu. 6. Veterinary Medicine The UF Health Small Animal Hospital and Large Animal Hospital offer a wide range of veterinary specialty services, all staffed by UF College of Veterinary Medicine board-certified specialists, residents and interns, and supported by highly trained veterinary technicians. For more information, visit hospitals.vetmed.ufl.edu. For appointments, call 352-392-2235 (small animals) or 352-392-2229 (large animals). Seeking Emergency Care? When emergency strikes, close proximity to superior medical care is critical to your health. That’s why we have four emergency center locations across Gainesville, including: • UF Health Shands E.R. • UF Health Shands Pediatric E.R. • UF Health Shands Emergency Center – Springhill • UF Health Emergency Center – Kanapaha All locations are fully equipped with 24/7 staffing by physicians who are board-certified in emergency medicine. Committed to Improving Community Health At UF Health, we’re committed to improving the health and wellness of our patients and communities. Our dedication to community service and support is the cornerstone of UF Health’s not-for-profit mission. In fiscal year 2016, UF Health contributed $191.1 million in community benefits. This encompasses unsponsored charity care, community and regional health services, donations and in-kind services, health professionals education and scientific and clinical research. This investment as a responsible corporate citizen underscores the generosity of our faculty, staff and students who dedicate time, energy and resources to help those in need. We give back and improve lives every day through excellence in patient care, research, education and service. UF Health hosts an array of community seminars, screening opportunities and health fairs to improve the health of the communities we serve. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to learn more about these opportunities, please visit ufhealth.org/events or call 352-733-0000. Fiscal Year 2016 Contributions: Total community benefit: $191.1 million Unsponsored charity care and social responsibility: $128.4 million • UF Health Shands: $46.8 million • UF Health Jacksonville: $42.8 million • UF College of Medicine – Gainesville: $22.6 million • UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville: $16.2 million Community and regional health services: $7 million Donations and in-kind services: $2.7 million Health professionals education: $37.3 million Scientific and clinical research: $15.7 million
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