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.
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.
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
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.