A child's neurological system includes the brain and nervous system. It's the command center that connects the body's different parts to one another and allows them to work together properly. When there are problems in the neurological system, specialists from our pediatric neuroscience team will work with your primary care team to diagnose and treat the problem with the most advanced, state-of-the-art care available.
Since 1967, the child neurologists at UK HealthCare have been serving the families of Eastern and Central Kentucky through direct patient care and research. We bring a unique combination of neuroscience and pediatric expertise to our patients. In Lexington, we see outpatients along with the other neurologists in the Kentucky Clinic. For our inpatients we utilize the Kentucky Children's Hospital, where we have two dedicated video/EEG rooms.
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If your child requires inpatient or observation monitoring or procedures, they will receive care at our facilities at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital or Kentucky Children's Hospital. There we can utilize video EEG monitoring, MR imaging and other tests to diagnose your child and determine treatment. Our specialists also visit the Appalachian counties of Eastern Kentucky, where clinics are held in conjunction with the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN) to make sure every child with a neurological disorder receives the treatment needed.
Members of the child neurology faculty have specialized skills in the management of the neurological disorders of children. The most commonly seen disorders include epilepsy, migraine headaches, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, encephalitis and meningitis.
Outside of Lexington, we conduct child neurology clinics for Appalachian children in the following Eastern Kentucky locations:
These clinics are conducted by local staff in conjunction with the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Healthcare Needs. Funding is available to help pay for a child's medicines, tests and visits. We also conduct a Commission child neurology clinic for Central Kentucky children in Lexington.
Kentucky ClinicFirst Floor, Wing C740 S. LimestoneLexington KY 40536-0284
Call 859-323-5661Fax 859-323-1127
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
(across from Starbucks)
AmenitiesDining, Internet/Wi-Fi, Information desk, Pharmacy services, Wheelchairs
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Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN)
Ashland - CCSHCNSummit PlazaBox 11, Summit Plaza5850 U.S. 60Ashland KY 41102
Call 800-650-1329Call 606-929-9155
Barbourville - CCSHCNPO Box 1330110 Johnson LaneBarbourville KY 40906
Call 800-348-4279Call 606-546-5109
Directions to Barbourville Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs »
Hazard - CCSHCN68 Independence DriveHazard KY 41701
Call 800-378-3357Call 606-435-6167
Directions to Kentucky River District KCFCWSHCN Hazard »
Morehead - CCSHCN214 W. First St.Morehead KY 40351-1504
Call 800-928-3049Call 606-784-3049
Lexington - CCSHCNLexington Regional OfficeSuite 300333 Waller Ave.Lexington KY 40504
Call 859-252-2689Call 859-252-3170
Big Sandy District KCFCWSHCN Prestonsburg - CCSHCN5000 KY Route 321Prestonsburg KY 41653
Directions to Big Sandy District KCFCWSHCN Prestonsburg »
Somerset - CCSHCNSuite 104401 Bogle St.Somerset KY 42503
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UK HealthCare accepts many forms of insurance.
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Most commonly, patients are referred through their primary care provider or neurologist.