Wait Times

The University of Florida Student Health Care Center (SHCC) is experiencing a higher volume of appointment requests at this time. As a result, increased appointment wait times are expected.

Appointments and Walk-in Visits

With the exception of urgent illness/injury care during regular business hours, CALL FIRST to be seen. New patients should have their UF ID number and insurance card ready and call the main number (352-392-1161) and follow the prompts to establish care at SHCC. (Press 3, then 1.)

  • 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.
  • If no same-day appointment is available, students have the option to speak to the nurse to be triaged. 

What is triage?

Please note: Walk-in patients being triaged by SHCC nurses may also experience extended wait times at their visit.

Triage serves to assist patients in timely treatment and care. Triage services are provided by registered nurses who are available in-person and by phone for consultation during regular clinic hours. A triage nurse will acquire information about your health history and symptoms, and work with you to schedule an appointment, provide instructions for treatment at home, or direct you to appropriate treatment centers off campus, as necessary. Performing telephone triage requires the ability to make quick and effective decisions based on limited information. Access to nurse triage services is free and available only to UF students.

Urgent Care Centers

The following urgent care centers are available to patients after regular SHCC business hours. Please note: To find out which local urgent care centers are considered in-network for private health insurance policies, please contact your insurance company directly.

24/7 Urgent Care

Other Urgent Care

  • CareSpot
    720 SW 2nd Avenue, Suite 160A, Gainesville, FL 32601
    HOURS: M-F 8am-8pm, Sat & Sun 8am-5pm
    PHONE: (352) 240-8000
    OR
    3925 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606
    HOURS: M-F 8am-8pm, Sat & Sun 8am-5pm
    PHONE: (352) 371-1777
  • Emergency Medical Center
    6121 NW 1st Place, Gainesville, FL 32607-2093
    HOURS: M-Sat 8am-6pm
    PHONE: (352) 331-4357
  • Emergency Physicians Medical Center
    2445 SW 76th Street, Suite 110, Gainesville, FL 32608
    HOURS: M-F 8am-8pm, Sat & Sun 12-4pm
    PHONE: (352) 872-5111
    OR
    9181 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606
    HOURS: M-F 8am-8pm, Sat & Sun 12-4pm
    PHONE: (352) 727-7755
  • Minute Clinic (inside CVS/pharmacy)
    4354 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606-6541
    HOURS: M-F 8:30am-7:30pm, Sat 9am-5:30pm, Sun 10am-5:30pm
    PHONE: (866) 389-2727
    OR
    3404 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608
    HOURS: M-F 8:30am-7:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5:30pm
    PHONE: (866) 389-2727