UF Health celebrates groundbreaking for multispecialty medical facility at Springhill

University of Florida Health officials broke ground on Monday, May 8, for a new building behind the current facility off Northwest 39th Avenue. The building will house multiple UF Health Physicians practices and services, including the primary care specialties of internal medicine and family medicine, as well as adult and child psychiatry, allergy, integrative medicine, medical psychology and pain management. An outpatient pharmacy and a clinical laboratory in the new building will service both Springhill facilities.

The 72,000-square-foot building is slated to be completed in August 2018. The internal medicine practice, family medicine practice and child psychiatry practice are expected to be the largest occupants of the new building. The facility brings together practices that were in leased space throughout Gainesville, enabling better continuity of care.

Approximately 70,000 patient visits per year are expected in the new building.

The facility is designed and will be constructed according to stringent sustainability standards. Expansive windows will enable natural light to stream into the building as automated blinds offer shade from the sun. High-efficiency lighting, heating, cooling and insulation systems as well as low water-use landscaping will lessen the building’s environmental footprint and provide a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for patients.

Click through the below gallery to see photos from the groundbreaking ceremony and the artists’ rendering of the UF Health multispecialty medical facility.