Arriving at Shands at UF

Where will I or my family member be admitted?

Some patients who are treated for stroke will first be evaluated in the Shands Critical Care Center (emergency room) which is located in the South Campus. Free valet parking is available in front of the Critical Care Center entrance.

Patients who are hospitalized may be admitted to either the Neuro Intensive Care Unit, located on the 8th floor, or Unit 10-5, located on the 10th floor. Both units are located on the North Campus. Visitors should park in the East Garage or at valet parking at the Main Entrance of the North Tower. Take the Patient Elevators up to the unit.

Call 352-265-0111 and ask the operator for your family member’s room number, directions and other patient information. Additionally, there are Welcome Centers and personnel located at the main entrances to assist you if needed.

Where Can I Stay in Gainesville?

Many local hotels and motels offer discounted rates for Shands patients and their families. Shands Department of Patient and Family Resources maintains a list of area hotels and motels for your convenience. Please call 352-265-0224 for a copy.