UF Health and CareSpot Urgent Care have extended our affiliation to include a CareSpot location in Ocala, a collaboration offering Marion County residents the option of UF Health’s array of services for follow-up care.
This complements the three CareSpot Urgent Care locations in Gainesville already affiliated with UF Health.
This new Ocala affiliation went into effect Sept. 1. CareSpot in Ocala is located at 2415 SW College Road. The facility is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., including holidays.
“We have been affiliated with UF Health in Gainesville for nearly 10 years, and we are excited to extend that affiliation to include our Ocala location,” said Eric Enderle, CEO of CareSpot Urgent Care. “CareSpot is committed to improving how people experience health care, and our affiliation with UF Health better positions us to achieve the vision. We are pleased that we can now offer our Ocala patients the option of accessing the broader resources of UF Health if they have a need for follow-up care.”
UF Health Shands CEO Ed Jimenez said a strong and vibrant collaboration has developed between UF Health and CareSpot, and it seemed a natural progression to work together in Marion County.
“This venture is our next step in bringing UF Health’s outstanding caliber of care to the residents of Marion County,” he said. “We have a commitment to the residents of the county and to the idea that top-tier health care need not be limited by geographic borders.”
CareSpot fills the gap for patients who might not be able to immediately see their primary care physician and for when the medical need is not serious enough for an emergency room visit, CareSpot officials said.
Non-emergent medical conditions such as sprains, cuts, minor burns or upper respiratory infections can be treated at CareSpot locations, which also offer wellness care and occupational health care services such as X-rays, vaccinations, lab tests and physicals.
Patients are never required to make an appointment, but online scheduling and call-ahead options are available. Walk-ins are always welcome.
If a patient requires more specialized care or access to a primary care physician following an urgent care visit, CareSpot provides the option of arranging that care with UF Health.
“At UF Health, we are continuously thinking about the needs of the communities we serve and we believe we can collaboratively build on the excellent foundation laid by CareSpot,” Jimenez said. “Together, we will offer the best patient care experience possible and make excellent health care more accessible to the community.”