Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 800-888-5533
Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325
The faculty of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides a full range of clinical services.
The division’s multidisciplinary faculty is active in a variety of clinical and research interests in biological
psychiatry, pharmacotherapy and behavior therapy, including cognitive therapy.
For patient appointments: 859-323-6021 Fax: 859-323-1194
UK HealthCare Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
245 Fountain Court
Lexington KY 40509
Inpatient Director: Kelly Hill, MD
UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry offers short-term care services to assist
adolescents who are experiencing emotional, psychological and behavioral problems. The unit provides
mental health services for male and female adolescents from ages 12-17. We offer gender specific semiprivate
rooms located on a small, self-contained, locked unit, allowing for individualized attention. Our
treatment team is interdisciplinary and focuses on individual, group and family therapy.
The client’s day consists of six to seven group sessions, including goal-setting, cognitive behavioral
processing, psycho-educational, coping, recreational and social skills. There are daily individual sessions
with a psychiatrist and each adolescent has a scheduled family session during his or her stay. Throughout
the day there is free time to socialize with peers and quiet time for homework, journaling and therapeutic
reflection. Fayette County Schools teachers provide grade level appropriate instruction.
To encourage participation clients earn points for each group session or activity. Points correspond to
privileges they may receive for the following day.
Adolescents may call immediate family members or guardians daily. Visiting is permitted four days per
week and on holidays.
Inquiries and referrals are handled by the intake staff. Referrals may be made by parents, outpatient
providers, school officials or other concerned members of the community.
For inpatient referrals: 859-226-7078 or 866-811-6757
UK HealthCare Inpatient
UK Good Samaritan Hospital
310 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40508