Where can I find information if I receive an alert while I am at home?

Published: Aug 5th, 2015

UF Health emergency-response messaging will be available online with a link on UFHealth.org. If you are off campus, please wait for instructions from your supervisor or leader before taking action.

Where can I find more information about the UF Alert system?

Published: Aug 5th, 2015

You can find complete UF Alert system details at UFAlert.ufl.edu. You can also find information on the UF Health Bridge by searching “Emergency Operations Plan.” Click on the first option […]

If I receive an alert and want additional information, where can I find it?

Published: Aug 5th, 2015

During emergencies, please refer to the following resources: Talk with your department/unit supervisor or leader for instructions and specific information. Hospital inpatient units should have a “red books” or other […]

Does it matter what carrier I use for mobile devices?

Published: Aug 5th, 2015

No, if you opt in to the system, you will receive the text alerts (carrier fees may apply) regardless of your mobile service carrier. UF Alert text messages will appear from […]

Can I text back or email back to the alerts I receive to ask questions?

Published: Aug 5th, 2015

No, the text feature and email system are both one-way and responses cannot not be monitored or answered.

Will there be alert groups set up for individual campuses, such as UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital, UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital or UF Health Springhill, UF Health Shands Emergency Center at Springhill, and so on?

Published: Aug 5th, 2015

There are no plans for individual alert groups by campus. Many of our faculty and staff work or have responsibilities in multiple areas and a centralized approach is preferable at […]

Should I use my work or personal mobile phone number and email address?

Published: Aug 5th, 2015

Please use your primary mobile phone number and email address that you use for work-related contact.

How will I recieve the UF Alert – Shands notifications?

Published: Aug 5th, 2015

SMS/text alerts (carrier fees may apply) UF Alert text messages will appear from either short text numbers 23177 or 63079. Adding these numbers to your cell phone’s contact list under […]

What if I don’t want to receive any UF Alert-Gainesville emergency notifications?

Published: Aug 5th, 2015

You are not required to receive the UF Alert Gainesville notifications and do not have to opt in to them.

At UF Health, who should receive the UF Alert-Shands list?

Published: Aug 5th, 2015

All UF Health Shands staff who work in or support hospital and clinical care in Gainesville. Leaders, supervisors and staff who have a key emergency response role in our UF […]