Moving Medicine Forward

UF Health is the Southeast’s premier academic health center and part of one of the nation’s top 5 public research universities, unique for our diverse constellation of health colleges, centers and institutes, along with our hospitals, physician practices and patient care programs. UF Health is uniquely positioned at the forefront of medicine, making discoveries that lead to clinical breakthroughs. Our patients are at the heart of everything we do. We offer compassionate care with a focus on world-class outcomes for all, no matter how simple or complex their illness, and we offer hope — and results — for those who have been told elsewhere they have run out of options.

UF Health encompasses the Gainesville-based University of Florida colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine; the UF Health Shands family of hospitals in Gainesville; UF Health Jacksonville medical center; UF Health North; an academic campus in Jacksonville that is home to the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville and includes degree programs offered by the colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy; UF Health St. Johns in St. Augustine; UF Health Neighborhood Hospital in Ocala; and our campus in Central Florida, which includes UF Health Spanish Plaines Hospital and UF Health Leesburg Hospital. It also includes primary care and specialty practices throughout Central, North Central and northern Florida and Southeast Georgia. The UF Health network of hospitals and physician practices manages more than 3 million inpatient and outpatient visits each year, and serves patients from all 67 Florida counties, from across the nation and from dozens of countries around the world.

402,597 Patients treated from all 67 counties in Florida, the third most populous state in the nation.

17,130 Patients from across the U.S. (outside of Florida).

31 Countries from which patients came to us.

UF Health is an integral part of the University of Florida, which is the nation’s No. 1 public university in The Wall Street Journal’s latest report. UF Health Shands Hospital ranks among the nation’s top hospitals in seven specialties, and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best in four specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” survey for 2023-24. Our colleges continue to garner national recognition, with distinctions earned by the UF College of Pharmacy (ranked No. 5) and the UF College of Veterinary Medicine (tied for No. 7).

As a top destination, our thriving patient care, education, research and outreach programs support community growth through positive economic impact and significantly improve the quality of life for Florida residents. Our regional network of hospitals — in Gainesville, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Ocala and Central Florida — are home to more than 30,000 providers and staff.


Our determination drives us. We’re problem-solvers, working together to move medicine forward. 


UF and UF Health attract skilled health professionals and staff from across the country, ranking No. 38 on Forbes’ list of the state’s best places to work. The dynamic university environment encourages business and community growth and development, and offers innumerable career opportunities. UF Health’s robust strategic alliances with hospitals and health care providers throughout the state not only bring our medical experts, graduate programs and patient care services to other areas where they are needed, but they also allow for rich collaboration between providers and medical experts across the state. In these ways, UF Health is poised to expand as a preferred destination for health care, education and training, and scientific research in the health sciences.

6 Regional Campuses

3 Animal Hospitals

11 Hospitals

6 Health Colleges

10 Centers and Institutes

100+ Physician practices and outpatient services

2,550 Instructional, research and clinical faculty

Top 5 Public Research University