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Charity Care & Social Responsibility

UF Health Jacksonville Hospital and UF Health Shands Hospital are two of the state’s nine statutory teaching hospitals. They are "safety-net" hospitals and are therefore relied upon to help serve residents in their primary service area who have little or no health insurance. UF Health is one of Florida’s largest Medicaid and charity care providers.

Community Health Services

We operate more than 20 health-education and outreach initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life in our region. Registered nurses, UF physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists and volunteers provide routine health screenings, education, disease counseling and case management, make referrals and link clients to other community service partners, regardless of insurance or ability to pay.

Support Groups & Classes

UF Health Jacksonville offers a number of programs for group support and patient education.


Last year, over 500 volunteers contributed more than 66,000 hours of service to UF Health Jacksonville. Our volunteers are teens and adults, men and women of all ages with diverse backgrounds and skills. You can join the dedicated and compassionate individuals who devote time and talent to serving our patients, their families and hospital staff.

Health Matters Blog

Health matters to us and to you. This blog is your go-to source for advice on improving your health, straight from the experts at UF Health Jacksonville.