In May, UF Health officials broke ground for a multispecialty medical building behind the current Springhill facility off Northwest 39th Avenue.
The new outpatient center will house multiple UF Health Physicians practices and services, including the primary care specialties of internal medicine and family medicine, adult and child psychiatry, allergy, integrative medicine, medical psychology and pain management. UF Health Shands resources will include a pharmacy and a clinical laboratory, which will move from its current location to serve both Springhill facilities.
The 72,000-square-foot building is slated for completion in August 2018. The internal medicine, family medicine and child psychiatry practices are expected to be the largest occupants of the new building. It will bring together practices that were in leased spaces throughout Gainesville, enabling better continuity of care. UF Health Physicians leaders expect approximately 70,000 patient visits per year in the new building.
The facility is designed and will be constructed according to stringent sustainability standards. Expansive windows will enable natural light into the building and automated blinds will offer shade from the sun. High-efficiency lighting, heating, cooling and insulation systems and low water-use landscaping will reduce the building’s environmental footprint and provide a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for patients.