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.
Monday - Friday8 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Kentucky Neuroscience Institute ClinicKentucky Clinic | Directions »First floor, Wing C (across from Starbucks)740 S. LimestoneLexington KY 40536-0284
Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CCSHCN)
ASHLAND - CCSHCN 5850 U.S. 60, Box 11, Summit Plaza Ashland KY 41102 800-650-1329 or 606-929-9155
BARBOURVILLE - CCSHCN 110 Johnson Lane, PO Box 1330 Barbourville KY 40906 800-348-4279 or 606-546-5109
HAZARD - CCSHCN 68 Independence Drive Hazard KY 41701 800-378-3357 or 606-435-6167
MOREHEAD - CCSHCN 214 W. First St. Morehead KY 40351-1504 800-928-3049 or 606-784-3049
LEXINGTON - CCSHCN Lexington Regional Office 333 Waller Ave., Suite 300 Lexington KY 40504859-252-2689
PRESTONSBURG - CCSHCN5000 KY Route 321Prestonsburg KY 41653800-594-7058
SOMERSET - CCSHCN401 Bogle St., Suite 104Somerset KY 42503606-678-4454
Most commonly, patients are referred through their primary care provider or neurologist.