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Referring Physicians

The Shands Consultation Center connects referring physicians with experts within UF&Shands, provides clinical verbal consultations, discussions on the latest research and developments, and more.

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For Health Care Professionals

Shands seeks to provide tools and information to health care professionals to make it easy to refer and transfer patients, answer medication questions, and provide tips for running a better business.

Shands, the Southeast's premier health care system, includes two leading academic medical centers, four community hospitals, and a number of speciality hospitals and outlying specialty clinics.


If you are a referring physician and you would like more information about the Shands Consultation Center or would like to access one of its services, please call:

  • 352.265.1234
  • New patients can reach the Consultation Center at 1.855.483.7426.

Tobacco Free Together

As a responsible health care organization, we are committed to preventing disease. The UF Health Science Center and Shands have a longstanding commitment to serving our patients and improving health in our communities. We feel it’s important to promote an environment that supports wellness and disease prevention as well as medical treatment. We also have a commitment to providing our staff and students with a healthy work and learning environment. We call on our faculty, staff, residents, students, volunteers and vendors and other customers to model health-promoting behaviors while on our properties. For the health and well-being of our patients, visitors and employees, no smoking or tobacco use is permitted anywhere on UF Health Science Center or Shands-owned or -operated campuses.

Tobacco-Free Together is about making healthy choices for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. Please join us in taking this step toward a healthier tomorrow!

Centers of Emphasis

Our practitioners are known for providing stellar medical care:

  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Cancer
  • Transplant
  • Neurological Services
  • Pediatrics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Women & Families