UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

UFH_SCH_172-287 RGBThe UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is the state’s premier pediatric health center where University of Florida pediatric cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists provide innovative and comprehensive care at the highest standards of quality and service for newborns and infants, children and adolescents, and adults of all ages who have congenital heart disease. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital operates a Level I Trauma Center and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. ShandsCair — including three ambulances, one helicopter, one non-emergent van and a fixed-wing jet — perform more than 500 emergency transports, by ground and air.

UF Health medical and nursing teams work collaboratively to provide the highest quality patient care, research and educational activities devoted to improving the health of Florida’s children. Our physicians, highly skilled nurses, and clinical and non-clinical staff, offer our patients the latest treatments, advanced technologies and high-quality, compassionate health care. The UF Health Congenital Heart Center team provides inpatient services for patients who need it at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, including access to the following:

  • Dedicated Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization / Interventional Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology Electrophysiology Service
  • General Pediatric Cardiology Inpatient Service
  • Consult service for referral hospitals
  • Operative care for the full spectrum of congenital heart disease from tiny newborns to adults with congenital heart disease.

For more information about the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, visit our comprehensive website.


Patient & Visitor Information

The UF Health website offers patients and visitors comprehensive information about the facilities.

Maps, Directions, Parking, Transportation

For a complete list of hospital maps, directions, parking, shuttle services, you can find it on the UF&Shands website here. However, if you’re not able to find the information need, please call our office at 352-273-7770.

Meals and Dining

UF Health Shands and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital have many options for meals and dining, including a cafeteria with a variety of options (sushi, Tex-Mex, pizza and pasta, etc.), and several fast-food and other quick meals and salads.

About UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and UF Health Shands 

As part of the University of Florida, we have an exceptional set of resources in health care services and the sciences, and an extraordinarily talented faculty and staff committed to the goal of making UF Health truly great across our missions of patient care, teaching, research and community service. Our comprehensive website offers complete information and history of UF Health, our mission and values, quality and patient safety, our firsts, facts and figures and other information.