Uf Health Shands Children's Hospital

Ranked Number One in Florida!

University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital is one of the Southeast’s premier pediatric medical centers as U.S. News & World Report ranked it as Florida’s No. 1 children’s hospital, with five pediatric specialties earning the elite distinction of being rated among the nation’s best.

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Patient Resouces

Find a Provider

Whether you’re looking for a primary care physician or a pediatric specialist, we can help you find the right person. To help you find the right person, you can search by a medical condition, specialty, or by physician’s last name.

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Request an Appointment

The UF Pediatrics Access Center provides patients and their families with information about appointments, referrals, clinical services, and clinic locations.

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Telehealth Visits

UF Health Pediatrics and UF Health Family Medicine are pleased to offer students and their families telehealth visits while children are in school. Primary and Specialty Care Telehealth visits are also provided.

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Hospital & Clinic Locations

The Department of Pediatrics is affiliated with UF Health offering pediatric services at multiple sites in North Central Florida.

Lobby of UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

Centers of Excellence

The University of Florida Department of Pediatrics hosts several centers of excellence, which are multidisciplinary clinical care centers that provide expert treatment for common, as well as rare conditions.

Pediatric Specialties at Shands Medical Plaza



Your health is important to you 24 hours a day, not just during clinic hours. The University of Florida Health offers MyUFHealth to encourage you to take an even greater role in your health care. You will need a personal email address to enroll in MyUFHealth.

My UF Health (My Chart)

Additional Resources

Community Resources

The Pediatrics Department has generated a list of resouces in and arounds the Gainesville community

Physician Referrals

The UF Health Access Center provides patients and their families with information about appointments, referrals, clinical services, and clinic locations.

Pediatric Clinical Trials

The University of Florida researchers conduct many different types of clinical research studies, including clinical trials.

Pediatric Patient Stories

Ramsey family honors a beloved brother

As Lee Ramsey’s family watched him being transported by ambulance from the emergency room at Lawnwood Hospital in Ft. Pierce to UF Health in…

Lee Ramsey

The Brantleys and the story of BrAvery

With wide eyes and a cooing smile, Avery looked up as his mom and dad took turns reading from a Curious George book. Each page made the presence of…

Brantley Family

Reghan’s Story: How a Turner syndrome diagnosis…

Sixteen-year-old Reghan Dukes longed for answers. She was only 4 foot, 5 inches tall, and she had never had a menstrual cycle. Her mom was concerned…

Reghan Dukes and Dr. Jacobsen