Counseling/Support Services for UF Health Community

UF Health Shands and the College of Medicine have a variety of programs and resources that provide confidential professional counseling and referral services for employees and their families. These services are available for individuals facing stressors related to the work environment, interpersonal conflict/relationship concerns, finances, and psychological or psychiatric conditions. Most services are completely FREE of charge.

Please explore the resources listed below to help you through stressful times.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services:

  • UF and UF Health employees (including residents) are eligible for a limited number of free counseling sessions each year. Family members may also be eligible.
  • UF employees (faculty, residents, and staff) EAP: or call: 1-833-306-0103
  • UF Health Shands employees EAP: or call 352-265-5493 

TalkSpace Free Confidential Online Therapy and Psychiatric Management

UFCOM and UF Health employees who have GatorCare benefits (including residents) are eligible to use TalkSpace for free. Learn more and register at or email for help.

Care for Colleagues Services

UF and UF Health employees who are involved in events that are emotionally challenging can meet with a trained peer who will provide needed support and guidance. This service is completely confidential and free of charge. Request peer support by calling 352-494-5795 to be matched with a trained colleague.

Mental Health Services Access Line:

  • For UF and UF Health employees and trainees.
  • Call (352) 627-0032 between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, to receive assistance identifying and securing access to the mental health services best suited to their needs

Crises Services



UF Counseling & Wellness Center

401 Peabody Hall (4th Floor) 1500 Union Rd. Gainesville, FL32603 (352-392-1575

UFCOM Office of Student Counseling & Professional Development

Harrell Medical Education Building, Suite 446 (4th Floor) or Email:  (352-273-7925)

Crises Services


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