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UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is the state’s premier pediatric health center where University of Florida pediatricians provide innovative and comprehensive care at the highest standards of quality and service for infants, children and adolescents.

UF Health Shands staff work with UF pediatricians to provide the best care for children and are dedicated to the highest quality patient care, research and educational activities devoted to improving the health of children.

These physicians, highly skilled UF Health Shands nurses and clinical and non-clinical staff offer our patients the latest treatments, advanced technologies and high-quality, compassionate health care. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is dedicated to producing complete clinical services to our patients. UF Health operates a Level I Trauma Center and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

ShandsCair, including three ambulances, one helicopter, one non-emergent van and a fixed wing jet, performed more than 500 emergency transports, by ground and air, last year alone. Pediatric patients at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital also have access to one of only four regional burn centers in the state of Florida.

For more information and pediatric clinical services and programs, please call 352-265-0111 or visit the Children’s Hospital website.

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Medical Services

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is North Central Florida’s only comprehensive pediatric facility that treats patients from throughout Florida and the United States. UF physicians offer some of the most specialized pediatric programs for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of complex medical conditions, including:

  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Congenital heart services – cardiology and cardiac surgery
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastrointestinal
  • General pediatrics
  • General surgery
  • Genetics and metabolism
  • Hematology oncology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious disease
  • Neonatology

  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonary
  • Otolaryngology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Oral dental surgery
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Transplantation
  • Trauma
  • Consultative services for above services

Children’s Outpatient Programs & Services

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • University of Florida Physicians Pediatric Specialties at UF Health Shands Medical Plaza
  • University of Florida Physicians Pediatrics at Haile Plantation