Ascension St. Vincent's Southside in Jacksonville, Florida, is a full-service 309-bed hospital and ER with advanced specialty care services for your physical and mental health.
The hospital was founded in 1873 as St. Luke’s, the first private hospital in Jacksonville and was the oldest private hospital in Florida. The campus joined the St. Vincent’s HealthCare family in 2008 and was renamed Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside in 2019.
Our doctors and care teams deliver surgical care for serious and life-threatening injuries and illnesses. We listen to quickly understand your health needs and deliver care that's right for you. Ascension St. Vincent's is a destination for specialty care - including orthopedic and spine surgery, heart and vascular care, stroke and emergency care, lung health, brain and spine care, cancer services, weight-loss surgery, and women’s health. Our OB-GYN maternity care teams at our Family Birth Place deliver a personalized birthing experience, with pediatricians available to provide comprehensive care for your little one. We offer a wide range of minimally invasive procedures, imaging and lab tests, all on one campus.
Care for your everyday health needs
Our primary and specialty care doctors offer personalized care close to home. Learn more about our services and programs:
- Performance Orthopedics and Spine Specialty Hospital
- Heart and Vascular Health
- Lung Institute
- Family Birth Place
Performance Orthopedics and Spine at Ascension St. Vincent's is the only orthopedic and spine specialty hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Whether you need joint replacement or back surgery, our highly experienced surgeons are ready to deliver the care you need. Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside has the latest technology, including robotic-assisted devices, which may help lower your recovery time. Our dedicated team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists help prepare you for your procedure and coordinate your recovery plan to help you get back to the things you love.
Our intensive-outpatient and partial-hospital programs at Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside provide care for adults who need structured and intense treatments for a behavioral or mental health disorder. For outpatient care, our behavioral care and counseling offices across North Florida and South Georgia also offer virtual (or telehealth) appointments. Our multispecialty care team provides support services to you and your family and coordinates care with your primary care and specialty care doctors.
Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside also offers a Level II NICU for advanced care of premature or critically ill babies, and our Family Birth Place was designated “Baby Friendly” from the World Health Organization and UNICEF for support of breastfeeding practices.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, go to the nearest ER or call 911.