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Senior health

Senior health, also referred to as geriatrics, is the medical treatment and care of the elderly. Geriatric doctors provide care that pertains to physical and mental disorders and diseases that frequently affect this demographic.

Senior health centers in Gainesville and Melrose, Florida

You deserve specialized, personalized care — no matter what age you are — and that's just what we offer you.

At HCA Florida North Florida Hospital, our four Senior Healthcare Centers offer extensive senior health services that aim to help you thrive. Our senior care physicians and advanced specialists work with you to deliver treatments tailored to your specific needs.

New patient information

Call one of our four Senior Healthcare Center locations to schedule your new patient appointment. New patient forms are available to download from this link.

Call one of our four Senior Healthcare Center locations to schedule your new patient appointment. New patient forms are available to download from this link.

Our senior health care program

Our interdisciplinary team specializes in the medical, functional, and psychosocial aspects of geriatric primary care.

Patient portal

We’ve made accessing your Senior Healthcare Center patient portal easy.

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Comprehensive primary care

Our dedicated team of senior care physicians are board certified in geriatric, internal and/or family medicine. Our advanced practice registered nurses are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and our physician assistants are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

In-office procedures

We offer a variety of procedures in office including lab draws, urine dips and waived testing, immunizations/vaccinations, electrocardiogram (EKGs), bladder ultrasound, simple skin procedures, ear lavages, and IV hydration

Pharmacy services

Our certified pharmacists are specially trained to address the complex medication needs that can accompany aging.

A few of our pharmacist-led services include:

  • Medication therapy management — Our senior care pharmacists are available for medication therapy management (MTM) consultations to perform a comprehensive medication review to identify, resolve and prevent medication-related problems, including adverse drug reactions. During Medicare Part D open enrollment, our pharmacists are also available to conduct MTM reviews to provide information about prescription plans for the upcoming year.
  • Patient assistance — We understand how large a role affordability plays in pharmacology, which is why our senior care pharmacists use the resources available at their disposal to assist you in making your medications more affordable.
  • Medication Adherence — A monthly, pharmacist-led service that assists with medication management utilizing manual or electronic pill boxes to improve medication adherence.
  • Collaborative Practice Clinics — We provide collaborative practice clinics where pharmacists and nurses work together with your physician to manage several disease states. These include:
    • Anticoagulation — If you are prescribed a medication to thin your blood, you may be enrolled in our oral anticoagulation clinic, overseen by specially trained pharmacists and nurses.
    • Osteoporosis — If you are referred to the osteoporosis clinic by your physician, a senior care pharmacist will be involved in your care. They will review your bone mineral density (BMD) test results, discuss different treatment options and help you learn about calcium and vitamin D supplementation.

Case management

Our case managers connect patients and families to programs, services, care options, caregiver support, community activities, legal services and more. We have knowledge on a variety of community resources that may enhance care needs and quality of life.

  • Advanced and long-term care planning — As you and your family begin preparing for future care needs, case managers are able to help you through the process and prepare you for any upcoming choices. We work with you and your family to help identify planning needs and share any applicable resources. Case managers can provide you with information on options for local companion and private duty services, retirement communities, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities.
  • Advanced Directives — Our case managers are able to educate and provide information and sample forms for living wills, healthcare surrogate declarations, Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRO) and more.
  • Memory Screening & Support — Memory screenings can be provided when recommended by your physician. Results are given to your physician to review with you. Case managers provide support and resources to patients and/or family members with questions and concerns on memory changes.
  • Referrals — Your physician may prescribe durable medical equipment or services such as home health care, or specialized programs to maintain or improve quality of life. Case managers assist in navigating choices, understanding insurance coverage, and processing the referral.

Senior health services

We offer comprehensive senior care services for patients 65 and older, including:

  • Collaborative practice clinics for patients with osteoporosis and patients taking blood thinner medications
  • Depression screening and support
  • Immunizations and vaccinations
  • Insurance assistance with medications
  • Lab draws, urine dips and waived testing
  • Medication management
  • Memory screening and support
  • Routine office procedures, including Echocardiograms (EKGs), bladder ultrasounds, simple skin procedures and ear lavages

Caregiver Support Groups

Caregivers provide invaluable services to our community, so we offer Caregiver Connection Groups designed just for them. These support groups are facilitated by experienced and knowledgeable staff who help caregivers learn about self-care, stress-reduction techniques and available community resources.

Current available support groups are:

  • Senior Healthcare Center at Crown Pointe – Meets the second Friday of every month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Call (352) 375-1999 for more information. This group offered through the Alzheimer's Association focuses on providing support for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.
  • Senior Healthcare Center at Springhill — Meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2:30pm to 4:00pm. Call (352) 336-3050 for more information.
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Melrose, FL — Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Call (352) 475-3792 for more information.
  • The Village — Meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Call (352) 872-5332 for more information and for the exact campus location of the group. For caregivers of The Village residents only.

Senior Healthcare Center locations

We have four convenient Senior Healthcare Center locations. Call any of our locations for more information on becoming a new patient.

Our Senior health Locations

Currently Viewing:

North Florida Hospital
6500 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605
 (352) 333 - 4000

Currently Viewing:

North Florida Hospital
6500 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605
 (352) 333 - 4000
Senior Healthcare Center at The Village
8000 NW 27th Blvd
Suite 2
Gainesville, FL 32606
 (352) 872 - 5332

1.5 miles

Senior Healthcare Center at Crown Pointe
2205 NW 40th Terr
Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32605
 (352) 375 - 1999

1.9 miles