The Hampton Center, located at 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala, first opened in 1996. A new center re-opened in 2004 with a focus on health occupations and community outreach programs.
The Hampton Center includes three classrooms, a computer lab and dedicated labs for its health education programs. Academic programs offered at Hampton Center include the Associate in Science in Physical Therapist Assistant and an Applied Technology Diploma in Dental Assisting. Students may build on the Dental Assisting Diploma to earn an Associate in Science in Dental Assisting Technology and Management. This degree has three options in Dental Practice Management, Education and Marketing. This center is an alternate testing site for the PERT, TABE, HESI, CLEP and F-BAT.
The Marion County Health Department dental clinic is conveniently located in West Ocala at the Hampton Center. This unique partnership between CF and the health department provides a broad range of dental services to ages 0–20, while serving as a clinical site for the CF Dental Assisting program.
The center also offers community outreach initiatives that promote health education and awareness. Shop Talk, a cancer awareness program implemented at the center in 2000, is one of our premier health education outreach initiatives. This program is funded by the Ocala Royal Dames for Research Inc. in collaboration with Ocala Health.