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Ensuring Kentucky has Access to the Very Best Contemporary Care

Because of the breadth and quality of faculty recruited and our educational and research agenda, critical clinical programs are made available to the state, ensuring Kentucky has access to the best of contemporary care. 

UK•MDs Physician-to-Physician Service 

UK•MDs is a unique service offered by UK HealthCare, dedicated to providing community physicians with an extensive range of physician-to-physician services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 800-888-5533 toll free and our call agents will connect you with the appropriate UK physician for consults, appointments, admissions, transfers and patient information.

We Value Our Referring Providers

At UK HealthCare, we recognize the importance of our referring providers and value our relationship with them. As a result, we have developed numerous resources to assist them with all aspects of medicine, including professional development, referral assistance, communication of patient information, and sub-specialty care.

Your Suggestions Are Welcome

Thank you for entrusting your patients' care to the physicians and staff of UK HealthCare. We are always looking for ways to improve service to our referring providers and welcome your suggestions on how we can improve our service to you and your patients. Contact a physician liaison.

  • Referrals and Consultations

    The easiest way for community providers to contact a University of Kentucky specialist for referrals or consultations is by contacting UK HealthCare's medical call center, UK•MDs:

    You may also print and fax the form and other pertinent patient information such as demographics and a copy of the insurance card to 859-257-6325. Our call agents will direct your patient referral to the appropriate scheduler and clinical area to make the appointment.

  • Emergency Transport Services

    UK Dispatch Services will facilitate an adult, pediatric or neonatal emergency transfer via air medical or ground EMS, call 800-777-8537. For newborn and pediatric emergency transport, Kentucky Kids Crew is available 24/7. You may also call UK·MDs 800-888-5533 (in Lexington, 859-257-5522 and ask for dispatch services.

  • Physician Handbook

    2017 Physician Handbook cover

    UK HealthCare’s Physician Handbook for patient referral is a comprehensive directory of our departments and physicians.

    Printed copies of the referral directory have been mailed to all providers throughout the region. If you did not receive a copy or you would like additional directories please call 859-323-4845. You may also search UK HealthCare's online directory of departments

    If you are a health care provider, call UK•MDs at 800-888-5533 for assistance in reaching a physician liaison or program director Karen Riggs. You may also view contact information for a specific physician liaison.

  • Continuing Medical Education

    UK HealthCare CECentral is a premier provider of continuing professional development for health care professionals in Kentucky. CECentral delivers high-quality live and enduring continuing professional development activities to health care professionals using innovative, web-based technology.






    UK HealthCare CECentral
    138 Leader Ave., Suite 9
    Lexington KY 40508

  • Kentucky REC

    The nationally recognized Kentucky Regional Extension Center (Kentucky REC), housed at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, is one of a select group of organizations throughout the United States charged with assisting providers, practices, and hospitals in the achievement of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).