The PT EAC offers pro bono physical therapy evaluation and treatments for individuals with orthopaedic and neurological diagnoses, especially those with limited insurance coverage.
The PT EAC is open on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. and no appointment is necessary.
To provide high quality, pro bono physical therapy services to the medically underserved in the Gainesville community. The UF PT EAC serves as a vehicle for Doctor of Physical Therapy students to engage patient problems early in the curriculum, to foster a spirit of humanity and community service, and to develop clinical skills in a peer learning environment.
“The goal as a professional is to love what you do and to pledge to give back to the community which supports you.” -Christina Link, DPT Student
FREE Physical Therapy Services!
Get the quality healthcare you need, while helping DPT students learn first hand from the invaluable experience of patient interaction, assessment, and treatment.
Who We Are
We are students of UF’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program. We provide treatment under the supervision and guidance of local, licensed Physical Therapists.
What We Do
UF Physical Therapy Equal Access Clinic offers free physical therapy services to people unable to afford treatment elsewhere. We accept walk-in patients every Thursday from 6 – 8 pm (excluding University holidays). No referral is needed. We provide physical therapy evaluation and treatment, follow-up treatment visits, blood pressure and strength/flexibility screenings, referrals to specialists, and emergency medical referrals.
Our relationship with you is reciprocally valuable. We are able to enhance our learning experience using a hands-on approach, while you receive quality care at no cost. You are seen by team of students who consult with a licensed physical therapist to develop a treatment plan. Then we discuss the plan with you and implement it under guidance of the licensed PT if necessary.
Funding for Treatment
UF Physical Therapy Equal Access Clinic is strictly not for profit. UF faculty, local clinicians, and Doctor of Physical Therapy students volunteer to provide effective patient care. The clinic is funded by donations and outside sources via a 5K race organized by the students each year in the Fall. This event is designed to raise funds and promote community awareness of the benefits of physical activity and the services Physical Therapy can provide.
Directions: From UF Health Shands Hospital:
- Archer Rd east to 13th Street
- Right on 13th Street to the intersection of 13th and 16th The clinic is located above the CVS.
- *IMPORTANT* Park in the CVS parking lot in the section behind the building away from the main entrance off 13th Street.
- Entrance to the clinic is off of 13th Street, across from Steak n’ Shake.
- If there is not a greeter at the door, please ring the bell in the call box to be admitted.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Want to find out more?
Please contact us at email@example.com or (352) 888-4950
Thursday Nights 6 – 8 p.m.
No appointment necessary.