Our services

All students at the University of Kentucky are eligible to use University Health Service (UHS) for their health care. Full-time undergraduate and graduate UK students pay a mandatory Health Fee as part of their tuition that covers unlimited visits for primary care, gynecology/genitourinary care (GYN/GU), behavioral health, health education and nursing services. Part-time UK students and BCTC students* may elect to pay the Health Fee to receive the same covered benefits as full-time students, or they may use University Health Service on a fee-for-service basis.

*BCTC students living in the UK Undergraduate Housing have already paid the Health Fee as part of their tuition. BCTC students living off campus and taking at least six credit hours at the Cooper Drive campus may elect to pay the Health Fee through the eStore.

Read more about student eligibility for services here.

Read more about our billing policies. Please contact 859-218-3225 for questions regarding Health Fee status.

The following services are covered by the Health Fee:

Primary care

Primary care appointments provide a vast range of services for the student population. Preventative care visits can include physical exams, sports physicals, employment physicals and travel physicals. Acute care is offered for unexpected illnesses and injuries. For obvious serious injuries, such as compound fractures or head trauma, seek care at a local emergency department. Primary care services for chronic disease management (hypertension, diabetes, etc.) are also available. The Health Fee covers unlimited office visits for primary care needs.

Gynecology/Genitourinary care (GYN/GU)

Gynecology/Genitourinary care (GYN/GU) appointments offer gynecological services to all students. Reproductive and sexual health concerns, preventive screenings and acute conditions are treated in the Gynecology/Genitourinary (GYN/GU) Clinic.

Note: Appointments for routine annual exams should be scheduled at least one to two weeks in advance. Classes on sexual health are available and are recommended for women who wish to begin using prescription contraceptives.

Behavioral health

University Health Service recognizes the unique stressors and pressures a college student faces. Whether you need continued care for an existing psychological condition, additional support or guidance with new or unexpected psychological concerns, or have an acute need for psychiatric care, our behavioral health team can help. Drug and alcohol abuse counseling and ADHD testing are also available. All discussions are confidential. To schedule a behavioral health appointment, call 859-323-5511 or schedule a follow up appointment online. (PDF, 254 KB) 

Note that initial evaluations must be scheduled by phone, and online appointments are for follow-up only and should be with the same provider the student has been seeing.

Phone Information Nurse 

The Phone Information Nurse (PIN) is a registered nurse who is available during normal operating hours. The PIN is your point of contact for questions and consultations about your care. Are you unsure if you should seek care? Do you have questions about the care you received, your lab results or prescriptions? Our knowledgeable Phone Information Nurse is at your service. Call 859-323-INFO (4636) to contact the Phone Information Nurse.

Nursing Clinic 

The Nursing Clinic in UHS provides convenient care for a variety of needs. Our skilled nursing staff provides allergy injections, health science compliance needs, immunizations and TB testing.

Health education 

The health education team is made up of health educators and a dietitian who provide services in the clinic and on campus. In the clinic, we provide nutrition counseling, sexual health education and counseling, and tobacco cessation. On campus, we provide education and awareness events, workshops, and presentations in residence halls, Greek houses, classrooms, and for student organizations. We also have student peer health educators who amplify our health education efforts and provide their peers with health information, and can connect students to other campus resources.

Meet our providers 

Our physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing and support staff provide knowledgeable and professional patient care. Our physicians are board-certified in family practice, internal medicine, psychiatry, emergency medicine, occupational medicine, and sports medicine. Our APRNs are certified in primary care, women’s care and psychiatry.

Meet our physicians and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (APRNs).


While the Health Fee does not include dental care, the UK College of Dentistry is piloting a no-cost dental care service for students. Learn more about available services here. Services outside of the pilot options are available on campus both in the Kentucky Clinic and the Dental Science Building. Most dental insurance plans are billable.

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