Services for the Community

Several projects at UFSC offer services free of charge to the university community and the community in general. Some of these services are described below.


Florianópolis – Services Guidebook

The Educational Psychology Service developed a guidebook detailing the network of care and services available in Florianópolis, aiming to instruct students, particularly first-year students and those coming from other cities, about health, social work, leisure, arts and culture services, projects and activities, as well as jobs and internships opportunities and other services that might contribute to the students’ well-being. Access the guidebook here.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Teaching Clinic

Speech Therapy Clinic

Speech and Language Therapy Clinic

UFSC’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Teaching Clinic offers support in issues related to communication, providing evaluation and therapy in the areas of oral and written language, voice, orofacial myology and dysphagia. It also offers literacy workshops and treatments for students with problems in oral or written language, people with aphasia and dementia at an early stage, and children with difficulties in reading and writing (between 10 and 13 years old).

The appointments take place in the afternoon and in the evening, for all ages.

Address: Rectorate Building II, Juiz Vitor Lima St., 222, 2nd floor, Trindade, Florianópolis.

Further information: call +55 48 3721-6111 or visit the website

Speech and Hearing

The Laboratory for Speech and Hearing Studies at the University Hospital is a high complexity service of reference to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of hearing loss in adults and children up to three years old. It also receives patients with related problems, such as neurological and psychological diseases, genetic syndromes, blindness and low vision. The laboratory also conducts newborn hearing screens tests and provides infant stimulation in the NICU.

Further information: +55 48 3721-9118


Dental Clinic

Dental Clinic

UFSC’s Dental Clinic, linked to the Department of Dentistry, offers emergency and urgent care services to the community in weekday mornings and afternoons, during the academic terms. Spontaneous demands are met upon a triage to assess the severity of the patients’ condition. After being assessed, patients are informed of their situation and receive the appropriate treatment according to the clinic’s availability and the priority classification.

After the triage, patients receive a counter-reference form filled out with the risk classification and, if they were treated, the procedures adopted in the clinic. Then, they are instructed to return to their local Health Center with the form for evaluation by the dental surgeon, who will determine the adequate follow-up treatment.

Currently, the Dental Clinic is on the process of alignment with the Unified Health System (SUS), and has been working along with the Municipal Health Secretariat of Florianópolis and the Heath Secretariat of the state of Santa Catarina.

For further information, you may go to the Front Desk of the Patient Reception Sector (“Setor de Regulação e Captação de Pacientes”) – ground floor of the Clinic Building, first door to the left from the main entrance.


Phone : +55 48 3721 3500






  • UFSC’s Psychological Care Service (Sapsi), located in the school of Human Sciences and Philosophy (CFH), works as a center for Applied Psychology and offers individual and group care for students, staff and community. Currently, it includes the Psychological Care Group for Patients with Autoimmune Skin Diseases (Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis and Vitiligo).

Further information: call +55 48 3721-9402/3721-4989 or visit the website

  • The Laboratory of Information and Career Guidance (LIOP) develops activities and informational material for career guidance, in partnership with the Department of Journalism. The laboratory is an outreach project of SAPSI and offers individual and group counseling services, for both students and the community.

Services include the following:

– Career Guidance to Teenagers
– Career Guidance to University students
– Individual Career Counseling
– Aposent-AÇÃO (for retired people)

Applications should be done in person at SAPSI (CFH).

Further information: call +55 48 3721-4989 or visit the website

Immigrant and Refugee Support

  • Intercultural Clinic

Clinical intervention with refugees and immigrants that: have been exposed to extreme situations (wars, genocides, torture); show severe symptoms of psychological stress or post-traumatic condition; express this stress through culturally decoded symptoms; are of foreign origin and present mental health problems related to acculturation and adaptation to the host society. Appointments are made at the Psychological Care Service (Sapsi) at UFSC.

Further information: call +55 48 3721-8571 or visit the website

  • Immigrant and Refugee Support Center

The Immigrant and Refugee Support Center (NAIR) is an outreach servered offered in partnership between UFSC and the Florianópolis Immigrant Pastoral, with the aim of giving support to newcomer immigrants. NAIR is linked to the Center for Decolonial and Postcolonial Research and Practices applied to International Relations and to International Law (Eirenè).

The service is provided by Law and International Relation students and it also includes integration activities extended to the university community. The initiative seeks to encourage peace, tolerance and multiculturalism, essencial for the areas covered by the project.

Further information: call +44 48 3304-6348 or visit the website

Legal Assistance



UFSC’s Office for Legal Assistance (Emaj) allows access to justice for people who cannot afford private assistance. The office has its own building, attached to the School of Law, and is structured as follows:

Labor matters: Monday

Criminal matters: Tuesday

Civil matters: Wednesday

Family matters: Thursday

For triage, the applicant must bring copies of ID, CPF (Individual Taxpayer Registry), proof of income (up to three minimum wages) and of current address.

Opening hours: from 8 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to  6pm.

Appointments: Monday to Thursday, from 9:10 am to 11 am and from 2:20 pm to 4 pm.

Further information: call +55 48 3721-9410 / 3721-6523 or visit the website


Farmácia Escola

Farmácia Escola

UFSC’s Farmácia Escola provides medicine-related services to Florianópolis residents. Through an agreement with the Municipality of Florianópolis, it serves patients from the Basic Component for Pharmaceutical Care and from the Specialized Component for Pharmaceutical Assistance (CEAF).

The CEAF is a strategy within Brazil’s Unified Health System (SUS) that seeks to ensure the completeness of the medicine treatment on an outpatient basis. CEAF’s implementation involves the following steps: request, evaluation, authorization, dispensation and renewal of the treatment.

To start the request process, the patient or his/her guardian must go to the Farmácia Escola and submit the following documents:

  • Copy of the National Heath Card (CNS);
  • Copy of ID, whose authenticity will be certified by the responsible for receiving the request, according to the original ID;
  • Report for request, evaluation and authorization of medicines from the Specialized Component for Pharmaceutical Assistance (LME), duly completed;
  • Duly completed medical prescription;
  • Documents required in the Clinical Protocols and Therapeutic Guideline published in their final version by the Ministry of Education, according to the disease and the medicine requested;
  • Copy of the proof of address.

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9am to 5pm, and Wednesday, from 9am to 3pm.

Address: Delfino Conti Street, no number, Trindade.

For further information, visit the website:


UFSC’s Amanhecer Project offers integrative and complementary therapies, courses and lectures, research activities, as well as primary health care, through volunteer work and a multidisciplinary health team.

Enrollment opens every two months for: individual therapies (psychotherapy, body therapies and energy therapies), group therapies (Yoga, Acroyoga, Biodanza, OM healing, Self healing and Planetary healing experience, Meditative Dance, Healthy Heart Program and Holistic Gymnastics), collective therapies on a first come, first served basis (Reiki and Quantum Apometry), and courses (Tao Yoga, Life coaching, Reiki and Experiential Astrology).

With these therapies, beyond promotion and recovery, the Project seeks to work from the perspective of empowerment for people to gain autonomy in the prevention and maintenance of their health.

Opening hours: From 8 am to 12 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Location: Training Building of the University Hospital, on the Florianópolis Campus.

Further information: call +55 483721-8055 or visit the website


The Center for Breastfeeding Encouragement, besides being a breast milk collection station, offers support through its technical staff to women who have difficulties in breastfeeding. It caters for women who gave birth in the University Hospital’s maternity unit or in other institutions.

Further information: +55 48 3721-8019




UFSC’s Center for Third Age Studies (Neti) offers various activities for older people, aiming at their living together, the dissemination of knowledge, leisure and quality of life. With a focus on continuing education, it offers courses, groups, workshops and projects for the update and social inclusion of the older students. The Center also provides consulting and advice for the community, in partnership with government and non-government entities.

Further Information: call +55 483721-9445/3721-2979 or visit the website

Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease

The process of diagnosis of leishmaniasis in Santa Catarina has been improving due to the sophisticated molecular biology techniques used in the Protozoology Laboratory from the Department of Microbiology and Parasitology at UFSC. Since 2000, the laboratory is reference in the state for the diagnosis of leishmaniasis and Chagas disease, and the only one to perform molecular testing for confirmation of the diagnosis.

Further information: call +55 483721-5516/3721-5517 or visit the website

Neurofeedback for Stress

The extension project “Assistance in the treatment of stress symptoms through modulation of physiological parameters”, developed by the Laboratory of Neurometrics and Biofeedback (Lanebi) at UFSC, offers a neurofeedback treatment  that can reduce or suppress symptoms of stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, post-traumatic stress, among others. The free service  is targeted at adults and consists of 30 sessions of 1h30min each, taking place twice a week.

The Neurofeedback – a type of Biofeedback – is a self-control practice that has several advantages: it is not invasive, it is not pharmacological, and it has long-term effects.

Further information:

Other services

• School of Communication and Expression (CCE)

Extracurricular language courses and placement tests
Digital library for literary texts
Training in Libras (Brazilian Sign Language)

• School of Health Sciences (CCS)

“Terapeutas da Alegria” and “Humanizarte” Projects
EpiFloripa Research– studies on the health and living conditions of the adult and elderly population of Florianópolis – +55 48 3721-2223
Garden of Medicinal Plants (CCS) – +55 483721-9787

• School of Human Sciences and Philosophy (CFH)

Gender Studies
National Institute of Science and TechnologyBrasil Plural”
Violence Studies Laboratory –+55 483721-9714

• School of Socio-Economic Sciences (CSE)

Advice in accounting
Center for Studies in Social Service and Social Organization – +55 48 3721-4941
Digital inclusion project for indigenous people – Indígena Digital – +55 48 3721-6483

• School of Sports (CDS)

Physical activities for the community
Adaptive sports for people with disabilities
Body Practices – Yoga, Belly Dance, Afro Dance, Jazz Dance, Contemporary Dance and improvisation – +55 48 3721-8561

• Laboratory School (Colégio de Aplicação – CA)

Labrinca – Toy Room
Bilica – Free Library of Campeche
Espaço Estético
University Museum (MarquE)
12:30 Project – Artistic performances taking place every two weeks at UFSC’s acoustical shell.

Central Library

University Libraries System and Informational Accessibility Environment
Digital collection with nearly 20.000 historical images of Santa Catarina
Florianópolis Reading Circle
Digital Inclusion Room

• University Hospital (HU)

Pregnant women and couples group
Genetic Counseling  – +55 483721-9154
Multidisciplinary caref or prevention and treatment of dyslipidemia in the university community
Nutrition actions for patients with chronic kidney disease in the SUS
Interdisciplinary support group to patients who underwent stomach-reduction surgery
HPV Project – Preventive vaccine against the four main types of HPV
Maternity/Kangoroo Mother Care – humanized care for premature newborn -+55 483721-8033 / 3721-8284
Salim Miguel Reading Room
Hospital Hospitality House Amigos do HU

• Department of Arts and Culture (DAC)

UFSC’s Choir and Chamber Orchestra
Cafés Culturais

• Center for Third Age Studies (Neti)

Support group for family members of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease – +55 483721-9480
Support group for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their family members – +55 483721-9399

• Center for Azorean Studies (NEA)

Rescue of the Azorean Culture
Saber Fazer Project – +55 483721-8605
Santa Catarina Azorean Culture Fest

• Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory

Astronomy sessions, courses and lectures
Astronomia e Física vão à escola e à comunidade” Project
Astronomical Observation and Astrophysics group

• Others

Collaborative Center for School Food and Nutrition (food and nutrition safety of the student enrolled in public or philanthropic schools of primary and secondary education)
Continuing Education for Professionals of the Municipal Public School System (NDI)
English Without Borders program
Fortresses of the Santa Catarina Island
Green Room (Sala Verde)– Ecological education activities
Hydroponics Laboratory
Imagine Project– fundamental scientific knowledge to communities of different countries with difficult access to formal education and scientific information.
Laboratory of Aquatic Mammals – Environmental Education
Laboratory of Sea Mollusks – “Elpídio Beltrame” Mariculture Station at Barra da Lagoa – support to mariculture farmers, certification and genetic improvement of oysters
Multidisciplinary Center for Studies on Traffic Accidents (Fire-Rescue-Health)– +55 483235-3559
National Disasters Studies Group
Plant pest and disease clinic
Prevention of Problems Related to Drug Use – Training course for community leaders and council members
Social Technologies for Water Management
Teaching, Research and Outreach week (Sepex)
Teatro Novo Research Group– Street Theatre, Puppets and performances in concert halls
University Center for Studies and Researches on Disasters



• Toxicological Information Center (CIT)

The CIT, located in the University Hospital, is a center of reference in the state of Santa Catarina in the area of Clinical Toxicology, specialized in providing information for the diagnosis and treatment of intoxication and poisoning. It has a 24 hours on call service for specific information on an urgent basis to health professionals, particularly doctors of public hospitals and outpatient clinics, and on an preventive/educational basis for the public in general, either directly or by calling 0800-6435252.

Further information:

• Santa Catarina State Telemedicine and Telehealth System

The Laboratory for Medical Informatics and Telemedicine (LabTelemed) operates in the University Hospital’s Informatics Department. The laboratory offers infrastructure to the conduction of Research and Development (R&D) works among students of Medicine and Computer Science at UFSC, through the Cyclops Project, in the development of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) technologies and medical image and signal processing and interpretation technologies.

Further information: +55 48 3212-1655

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Phone: +55 48 3721-9000 / UFSC Online Phone Directory

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