Epilepsy Patient Information

photo of staffThe Epilepsy Division is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of expert physicians and healthcare providers. We provide comprehensive care for persons with seizure disorders or those suspected on the basis of their symptoms to have seizures.  Seizures arise when a portion of the brain (or sometimes the whole brain) temporarily undergoes electrical over-activity.  When this happens the patient may experience a variety of symptoms or even completely lose consciousness.  Seizures may mimic many other conditions, and an accurate diagnosis is important. The treatment of epilepsy depends on the specific diagnosis made. The members of the Epilepsy Division provide state of the art diagnostic tools for epilepsy and offer the latest treatments available, including brain surgery for epilepsy. Our clinics, laboratories and inpatient beds are all housed under a single roof at the brand new Neuromedicine Hospital at the University of Florida.

How do I make an appointment?

To make an appointment with our outpatient clinic, please call (352) 294-5400, Monday-Friday, 8 am–5 pm.

What to bring to your appointment

  • Your insurance card
  • Physician referral forms (if required by insurance)
  • A list of current prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications you are taking, including dose and frequency
  • Pertinent information about your medical and surgical history
  • Any recent x-rays or appropriate records you may have

Insurance and payment information

University of Florida Comprehensive Epilepsy Program is a provider for Medicare and most major insurance plans. We provide insurance billing. Anything not covered by insurance will be your responsibility.

We request payment at the time of your appointment for services that are not covered by insurance. Your insurance company may also require you to pay a co-payment at the time of your appointment. When necessary, our staff will work closely with patients who require a payment plan.

If you have any questions regarding which insurance plans we accept or any patient billing concerns, please call us at the phone number below. Questions regarding your coverage and benefits should be directed to your employer or insurance company.

Where do I go for my appointment?

Our clinic is located at

UFHealth Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospital
1505 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

You can email any questions to UFCEP@neurology.ufl.edu or call (352) 273-9570 for general information.

Seizure patient education materials

Patient education is an important part of the UFCEP. We have an education guide that will help you and your family learn about epilepsy, seizures, and some surgical and non-surgical treatments. To access the patient education guide, go to this page: Understanding Seizures and the Treatment Options: A Guide For You and Your Family (UF Health Neurological Center).

Also, here are a few links to informative websites about epilepsy and seizures for you and your family.