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Gainesville Has A New UF Health Emergency Center On The Northwest Side Of Town


UF Health is celebrating the opening of Gainesville’s newest 24-hour emergency room. A ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by tours of the new facility, took place Wednesday at the new 8475 NW 39th Ave. location.

Adrian Tyndall, UF Health chairman of emergency medicine, said the building is equipped with ten treatment spaces, an onsite lab, and diagnostic radiology services.

“We really thought about it from the perspective of access to care,” Tyndall said. “A lot of emergency facilities are actually quite crowded and this was another way to provide access for individuals who would otherwise come down to our main campus at UF Gainesville.”

Being a “911 receiver facility,” UF Health Emergency Center-Springhill has the ability to take care of any emergency, Tyndall said.

The building will open to the public Aug. 1.

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