The Alachua County Employee Health & Wellness Center opened on January 11, 2016. The Wellness Center provides services to employees, retirees and dependents enrolled in the County’s health insurance plan. These services include primary care, urgent care, and wellness services at no cost. In addition, the Wellness Center has an in-house pharmacy to dispense many common generic medications and medical supplies to its patients at no cost.
The Employee Health and Wellness Center is located in the Millennium Center at 4340 W. Newberry Road, Suite 203, Gainesville.
To make an appointment for primary care services please register online at www.carehere.com (use access code ACFL2start) or call (877) 423-1330. The apppointment based primary care practice hours are Monday - Friday from 7:00AM-7:00PM and 8:00 AM-11:30 AM on Saturdays.
Walk-ins visits for acute illness, first come first serve are available from Monday through Friday 8:00-9:00AM, 1:00PM - 2:00pm and 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. You must check in 15 minutes before the end of the hour.
To call the health center directly to speak to the health center team about medical care (not to make an appointment), please call (352) 877-4452.
An email address has been established to help answers questions about the Employee Health and Wellness Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to visit the Alachua County Employee Health & Wellness Center?
The Health & Wellness Center is available to individuals who are enrolled in the County’s health insurance plan with Florida Blue, including employees, spouses, children and retirees.
Where is the Alachua County Employee Health & Wellness Center located?
The Health and Wellness Center is located in the Millennium Center at
4340 W Newberry Rd, Suite 203
Gainesville, FL 32607
To make an appointment, register online at www.carehere.com and enter access code ACFL2start. You must use the same information found on the insurance card to register.
You can call the patient support center at 877-423-1330 to make appointments or leave messages for the Center staff.
Same day appointments are available.
What are the hours of the Health & Wellness Center?
Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Primary care appointment only
Sick visit walk-ins from 4:00 - 8:00 PM Monday- Friday
Saturdays 8:00 AM -11:30 AM walk-in only
Please make an appointment through carehere.com, the app or call 877-423-1330 before visiting the employee wellness center.
What does it cost to use the Health & Wellness Center?
There is no cost for eligible employees and retirees and their covered
dependents to receive primary care, urgent care, lab work, x-rays,
physicals and receive generic medications stocked and dispensed by the
The Employee Health & Wellness Center stocks the generic medications
that are most often prescribed on the insurance plan. The health center is not a pharamcy and you are required to meet with the medical staff before a prescription can be dispensed, including refills. If the
Wellness Center does not stock a prescribed medication the staff will
provide a prescription for you to take to the local pharmacy to purchase
through the County’s health insurance plan with Florida Blue.
Can I only get generic drugs?
Yes, traditionally onsite pharmacies are not large enough to carry every
drug available on the insurance formulary. On site pharmacies
customarily limit the formulary to the generic drugs most often
prescribed on the insurance plan.
Is my personal health information kept private?
Your information will not be shared with your employer or anyone else without your written permission. Medical records are protected under HIPAA (Health Care Portability and Accountability Act). No private medical record is shared with anyone without a patient's written consent. Worker's compensation records are shared with the worker's compensation insurance carrier and Risk Management in accordance with Florida Statutes.
Will the Wellness Center serve pediatric patients?
The Health & Wellness Center will treat children aged 8 and older.
Pediatrics is a specialty and every child should be followed by a pediatrician through the age of 18 for growth tracking, immunizations and anticipatory guidance. The Wellness Center will care for acutely ill or injured children and will be available if the pediatrician is unable to see the child. The Wellness Center provides sports and camp physicals for children. The parents should bring the appropriate physical forms with their child's medical history prior to the visit.
What if I already have a primary care provider (PCP)
The providers at the Wellness Center will work directly with your
primary care doctor so they are informed of the care received at the
Health & Wellness center. However you don’t need to have another
doctor, you can use the doctor at the Wellness Center as your primary
What if I need to see a specialist?
If you need more advanced care or testing the Wellness center staff will
help you arrange additional services using specialists in the Florida
What if I need to go to the hospital?
If a patient is sent to the hospital by the doctor or nurse practitioner
they will call to give report to the emergency department physician or
the admitting physician. Any records requested will be sent with the
patient after their consent for release of information is obtained. When
the patient is referred back to the health center from the hospital,
consent for medical records will be requested so the continuity of care
is not interrupted.
What services can be performed at the Health & Wellness Center?
- Primary care
- Urgent care
- Prescription dispensing
- Labs performed onsite - no trip to a separate facility!
- Personal Health Assessment
- Vaccinations (check for availability)