Emergencies & Urgent Care
- Emergency care facilities will contact the Dean of Students/Office of the University Registrar for emergency contact information. Students may update this information as often as needed.
- Florida Driver License and Florida Identification Card holders may also submit emergency contact information through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website.
- While not required, you may wish to complete and file Advance Directives (Living Will, Health Care Surrogate Designation and/or Anatomical Donation), official documents that detail healthcare wishes in certain situations.
Care for urgent illness or injury during
normal business hours: CALL FIRST
(352) 392-1161 (SHCC)
- The SHCC’s Acute Care/Trauma Clinic sees acute illness/injury concerns during normal business hours. If possible, CALL FIRST, as by knowing the issue ahead of time the SHCC can prepare for your arrival and get you taken care of as quickly as possible. Urgent problems may also be seen in the primary care medical teams on a walk-in basis after consultation with a nurse. Should the situation arise where the SHCC cannot treat a patient, transport will be arranged based on the current situation (ambulance, etc.).
After-hours urgent medical concerns:
(352) 392-1161 (SHCC)
- Phone consultation services are available from the SHCC for students experiencing an urgent, non-emergency medical concern after-hours. The on-call medical provider can help you determine if you should seek medical treatment from a community facility right away, or if you can wait till regular business hours to be seen at the SHCC.
- CLICK HERE FOR A SHORT LIST OF AREA URGENT CARE CENTERS.
After-hours urgent mental health concerns:
(352) 392-1575 (CWC)
- Phone consultation services are available from the Counseling and Wellness Center after-hours.
- The Needlestick-Biopath hotline ensures that all UF employees encountering an exposure have immediate access to a medical provider in a timely manner. Click here for detailed instructions if you encounter an exposure.
Medical Amnesty Policy
UF encourages all students to make responsible decisions and seek medical attention in serious or life-threatening situations that result from alcohol and/or other drug abuse. The Medical Amnesty Policy (MAP) helps students feel confident they can make the right decision if there is an alcohol or other drug-related emergency without fear of getting in trouble with the University.
U Matter, We Care
U Matter, We Care is an umbrella for care-related programs and resources for students and employees. The initiative includes a program to train people to recognize the signs of distress and to provide help. It also includes a website of care-related resources, as well as a centralized phone number (352-294-CARE) and email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) for those seeking help or wanting to help others.