PHHP student-run equal access clinics

By Anne Riker Garlington and Katarina Fiorentino Klatzkow

The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions is proud to offer three equal access clinics offering free occupational therapy, physical therapy and clinical psychology services to the community. All clinics are student-run under the supervision of licensed clinicians. Insurance is not required. Appointments are available at the days and times listed below when the university’s semesters are in session. This excludes UF breaks and holidays.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency or life-threatening circumstances, please call 911.

UF Occupational Therapy Equal Access Clinic

If you have an accident, injury, disease or condition, such as stroke, chronic pain or illness or anxiety, that may make it difficult to participate in your meaningful activities, our clinic can help. We’ll help you focus on the things you need and want to do — your goals, your activities, your independence. Anyone with a limited ability to engage in activities that bring them fulfillment, such as hygiene, cooking, driving, dressing or social skills, can benefit from occupational therapy.

Dates and times: Schedule an appointment Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m.

Location: Smart House at Oak Hammock, 2701 SW 53rd Lane, Gainesville, FL 

UF Physical Therapy Equal Access Clinic

If you can’t do what you enjoy or are having difficulty with work and activities due to pain, weakness, swelling, stiffness or other problems related to orthopedic or neurological conditions, our clinic can help. UF physical therapy students, supervised by faculty and clinicians, offer free physical therapy evaluation and treatment for individuals who have limited insurance or no insurance. We offer limited telehealth appointments and Spanish translation.

Dates and times: Schedule an appointment Thursday evenings from 5-8 p.m.

Location: Above CVS at 1621 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL

Free Therapy Night

Our clinic provides individual free mental health counseling for a wide variety of concerns, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, insomnia, substance use, and family/relationship/occupational stress. Free Therapy Night aims to offer short-term treatment to adults who are uninsured or cannot otherwise afford psychotherapy. The clinic is run by master’s trained students and faculty in the department of clinical and health psychology and is tailored to your mental health needs and goals.

Dates and times: Zoom or phone appointments only. Monday evenings at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Schedule an appointment: Please call 352-325-1775 for your 30-minute initial visit.