Springhill Primary Care Building
Building a bigger, better campus
The second phase of an ambitious multi-phased project is bringing outpatient services to a new 40-acre healthcare campus in northwest Gainesville. UF Health Springhill's Primary Care Building includes clinics for family medicine, internal medicine, pain medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry and medical psychology, a flexible "condo clinic" for future use, a retail pharmacy, and a blood draw area. The 72,000-square-foot, three-story building bolsters the project's first phase, a 108,000-square-foot multi-specialty clinic that houses the University of Florida Physicians' specialty practices in cardiology, adult psychiatry, dermatology, surgery, women's health, and diagnostic imaging. An outpatient pharmacy and clinical laboratory serve both the phase-1 and phase-2 buildings.
The primary care building space plan maximizes efficiency and flexibility. To provide a unified facility, public spaces and waiting zones for various clinics are configured in an open plan and organized along exterior walls to bring natural light into the building and maintain visual access to the natural environment, helping promote healing and enhance wayfinding. Waiting areas are smaller, in anticipation of shorter wait times. The team-based provider work area creates an environment to support interdisciplinary work between physicians, residents, extenders and nurses, for more cohesive patient care. Flad worked with the departments to organize exam rooms around team-based workspaces for improved communication among staff and to allow for easy visual connection with workstations.
As with the phase-1 clinic, the exam room sizing and configuration are modular to allow flexibility for future uses, while providing ample space for standard amenities. The presence of ancillary spaces, such as the pharmacy in the primary care building and diagnostic imaging services in the multi-specialty clinic, allow patients to fill all their health treatment needs without leaving the campus.