Growing with Northeast Florida
Our work to improve the health of the community began in 1870 from three small buildings. Today, UF Heath Jacksonville touches the lives of thousands of area residents from dozens of state-of-the art facilities. As we have grown with the region, what has remained unchanged is our promise to offer the best possible medical care to our patients.
The region’s premier academic health center
As an academic health center, we have a four-part mission: to heal, to comfort, to educate and to discover.
- To heal, we provide quality patient care in our hospitals, clinics and physician practices.
- To comfort, we serve as a health care safety net and champion for the elimination of health disparities.
- To educate, UF Health clinicians and experts from across the care spectrum offer training for tomorrow’s health care professionals.
- To discover, our University of Florida medical specialists in Jacksonville lead clinical trials and research programs aimed at moving medicine forward.
At a glance: UF Health in Jacksonville
- UF Health includes two hospitals: UF Health Jacksonville on its downtown campus and UF Health North in north Jacksonville, as well as numerous physician practices, clinics and urgent care centers throughout the region.
- The Jacksonville campus of the University of Florida Academic Health Center encompasses three UF colleges: medicine, nursing and pharmacy.
- UF Jacksonville Physicians, Inc. is a network of primary and specialty care centers offering exceptional patient care throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
- The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville is one of few facilities in the U.S. equipped to treat cancer with proton therapy.
- UF Health physicians offer more than 100 advanced specialty and subspecialty services.
- The UF Health TraumaOne Trauma Center in Jacksonville was first trauma program in Florida when it opened in 1983. As a testament to its continued excellence, the center has been verified by the American College of Surgeons since 2018 as an adult Level I trauma center also caring for pediatrics. Notably, after 40 years of service to the community, it remains the only Level I center in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia to care for adults and children.
- UF Health is the first in Northeast Florida to open combined emergency room/urgent care centers, so patients receive immediate medical attention 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but pay only for the level of services they need.
- As a safety-net hospital, UF Health Jacksonville plays a critical role in the community by providing care to the uninsured and underinsured every day to elevate the health of the region and decrease disparities in health care access.