Appointments

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A few things to consider when making your appointment:

  • In general, students seeking care from a medical provider (MD, PA, or APRN) will be provided with the next available appointment time.
  • Students who feel their concern is urgent may ask to speak to a nurse for same-day advice.
  • After-hours phone consultation services are available from the SHCC for students experiencing an urgent, non-emergency medical concern outside of business 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 until regular business hours to be seen at the SHCC.
  • Parking is limited for Student Health Care Center patients in the front of the building (Infirmary – on Fletcher Drive). If you drive to your appointment, please get a parking permit for your vehicle from the front desk. This permit is only good for the day of your appointment. (Note: The gated parking lot next to the infirmary building is not for SHCC patient parking. Visitors who park there may be ticketed.)

IMPORTANT FORMS

Save time in the waiting room – fill these out ahead of time!

YOUR FIRST VISIT

Get your UF ID number and insurance card ready, then call the main number (352-392-1161) and follow the prompts to establish yourself as a new patient. 

TRANSPORTATION: Parking is available but limited. If possible, having a friend drop you off, biking, walking or taking a bus/shuttle is the best way to reach us.

AFTER-HOURS: Click here for more info, including local urgent care centers.

  • Emergencies: 911
  • Urgent medical care advice line: (352) 392-1161

ESTABLISHED PATIENTS

Call the main number (352-392-1161) or your team or specialty clinic directly, or request your appointment online via MyUFHealth/MyChart.

 Gain access to your MyUFHealth/MyChart portal

CANCELLATIONS

Call your team or specialty clinic directly to avoid a no-show charge.

FEE: You may incur a no-show charge of $25 if you do not show up for a scheduled appointment or do not provide ample notice when cancelling your appointment

 

CHARGES, BILLING & INSURANCE

  • The UF health fee, a per-credit hour service fee included with tuition, helps cover most office visits at the Student Health Care Center; however, this fee does not cover all possible service charges at the SHCC, including but not limited to physicals, procedures, lab tests, X-rays, medications and medical equipment. Visit our Charges, Billing & payment FAQ page to learn more.
  • We recommend reviewing all insurance benefits and exclusions before your first visit. Contact your insurance company and provide them our tax identification name and number (Florida Clinical Practice Association, 591680273) to learn how your policy will work at our facility.
  • The SHCC will bill your insurance company for you if you provide all policy information. You are financially responsible for service charges that are not covered by your policy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

MD & PA Students

All medical and psychiatric physicians at SHCC hold faculty positions in the College of Medicine and, therefore, may have academic and/or clinical teaching responsibilities with medical and physician assistant students. Most of the teaching assignments bring the faculty member into direct contact and academic involvement with only a few students in each class year.

Because of the potential for conflict, medical and physician assistant students presenting for services at the SHCC or the SHCC@Shands satellite clinic will be given the option to see: a faculty member who has not, and will not, have an academic role with them; or a health care provider in the community. Costs may be reimbursed by any health insurance the student carries or may require an out-of-pocket expense.

  • NOTE: At the beginning of the semester, students enrolled in the UF insurance plan have only this option; however, a referral may be requested for preferred community based providers to assist in claims coverage.