Equal Access Clinic
Occupational Therapy Specialty Clinic (OT EAC)

OT Equal Access student board and volunteers clean wheelchair
OT Equal Access student board and volunteer members cleaning a wheelchair donated by a community member.

Who We Are

We are a free weekly student-run occupational therapy clinic operated by Occupational Therapy students from the University of Florida under the supervision of our faculty and licensed occupational therapists from the community.

What We Do

We provide OT services on-site and via telehealth every Thursday night from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, except during University of Florida academic breaks.

Appointments only. No referral or insurance is necessary.

We look forward to serving you again soon. Please check this page and social media for our most up-to-date information.

How We Can Help You

Occupational therapists focus on the things you need and want to do – your goals, your activities, your independence.

An accident, injury, disease, or condition may make it difficult to participate in your meaningful activities.

Anyone with a limited ability to engage in activities that bring them fulfillment, such as hygiene, cooking, driving, dressing, social skills, etc., can benefit from occupational therapy.

Common diagnoses that we see in our clinics include:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injury
  • Chronic pain and/or injury
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Caregiver training
  • Chronic illness (diabetes, oncology, COPD, etc.)

Where We Are Located

We are located at the Smart House in Oak Hammock on Williston Road.

  • From SW Williston Rd. (SR 331), turn into the main Oak Hammock entrance at the light at SW 25th Terrace.
  • Stop at the security gate (left lane) and obtain a pass and a map to access the Oak Hammock Community.
  • After passing through the through the Security Gate House, the road will curve through the woods and you will come to a stop sign.
  • At the stop sign, turn right.
  • You’ll pass behind the main building on the left and some houses on the right. You’ll come to another stop sign at a “T” intersection.
  • At the stop sign, turn left.
  • Up ahead on the right will be the Smart House. Please park in the Smart House driveway.

Address

2701 SW 53rd LN
Gainesville, FL  32608-8909

How To Get Involved

We are always in need of local OT clinicians to volunteer their time and services to help with our clinic.

Since our clinic offers free occupational therapy services to the uninsured and under-insured members of our community, clinicians who volunteer with us may apply for Continuing Educational Units from the Florida Board of Health.

If you are an organization that works with a population that you think will benefit from the OT Equal Access Clinic or interested in learning more about our clinic, please reach out and we will respond as soon as possible.

Contact Us

If you wish to contact us directly, please e-mail us at OTEAC@chfm.ufl.edu or call us at (352) 273-6044.

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

If you wish to speak to a mental health clinician immediately, please call (352) 265-5481.

Find us on Facebook

For up to date information on our clinic and see when we will be operating, please follow us on our Facebook page.

OT EAC Facebook page

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