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  • Covered services for students

    The providers at UHS offer their expertise and services in the following categories:

    Behavioral health

    The professionals in the Behavioral health service have experience dealing with a wide range of concerns. Drug and alcohol abuse counseling is also available. All discussions are confidential. To make an appointment, call 859-323-5511

    General health

    Provides examinations and treatment for acute illness. Students can also receive routine check-ups, well-patient physical examinations, immunization  and allergy injections (must pay for cost of vaccine). Students have unlimited visits with medical staff for illness or injury.

    Women's health

    Women's care (gynecology) services are available. Note: Appointments for routine annual exams should be made at least two weeks in advance. Classes on sexual health are available and are recommended for women who wish to begin using prescription contraceptives.

    Health and Wellness

    Counseling on nutritional concerns such as weight control, eating disorders, diabetes and sports nutrition is available by appointment. Tobacco cessation is also available for students.

    Health awareness events

    Public health activities are carried out by UHS staff for both routine and emergency public health functions for the campus.

    On-call service

    An on-call Health Service physician is available for telephone consultation for urgent situations at all hours when the UHS is closed. Call 859-323-5321 to get in contact with the on-call physician. In case of an emergency, call 911.

    To schedule an appointment with a UHS provider, call 859-323-2778.


  • Other services available on a fee-for-service basis (not covered by Health Fee)

    • Accident/injury care requiring a minor surgical procedure. Example: suturing of laceration; casting of a simple fracture.
    • Outpatient surgery. Example: incision and drainage of an abscess; biopsy.
    • Colposcopy.
    • Cost of some laboratory tests.
    • Cost of oral contraceptives.
    • Cost of some prescriptions.
    • Cost of immunization vaccines.
    • Dental Care.
    • Oral health care can be obtained from the UK College of Dentistry. For information call 859-323-9707. If calling after hours,  please contact UK Hospital at 859-323-5321 and ask for the on-call dentist.
  • Services not provided at UHS

    • Diagnostic X-rays and tests including contrast studies, MRI’s, and CAT scans.
    • Cost for most lab testing.
    • Cost for referrals to outside consultants/specialists.
    • Prenatal and obstetrical care.
    • Skin tests for allergies.
    • Refraction for glasses or contacts.
    • Hospitalization and related expenses.
    • All hospital charges are billed to the student or his/her insurance carrier. Students who have been hospitalized may return to the Health Service for follow-up care.
  • After hours care

    A University Health Service clinician takes calls from home for urgent situations. The physician is available for telephone consultation only and cannot make appointments. This physician can be contacted by calling the Medical Center paging operator at 859-323-5321 and asking for the on-call physician for student health.

    During the hours UHS is not open, a student can go to an urgent treatment center, UK Chandler Hospital or UK Good Samaritan Emergency Department, or the appropriate emergency facility for their location. However, students are financially responsible for medical care received outside UHS. No referral from UHS is needed.

  • After hours care

    A University Health Service clinician takes calls from home for urgent situations. The physician is available for telephone consultation only and cannot make appointments. This physician can be contacted by calling the Medical Center paging operator at 859-323-5321 and asking for the on-call physician for student health.

    During the hours UHS is not open, a student can go to an urgent treatment center, UK Chandler Hospital or UK Good Samaritan Emergency Department, or the appropriate emergency facility for their location. However, students are financially responsible for medical care received outside UHS. No referral from UHS is needed.


Page last updated: 7/3/2013 11:38:55 AM