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COVID-19 (The New Coronavirus)

March 21, 2020

Supporting our community

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. Leaders at UK HealthCare are closely monitoring this public health crisis and proactively preparing to meet the challenges ahead. We are collaborating closely with campus, state and public health leaders. It’s a team effort as we work tirelessly to ensure the safety and health of our patients, our people and our community. We’ve designed this page to share important information and resources.

Quick links

  • If you are in the state of Kentucky, please call the state COVID-19 hotline for an evaluation of your symptoms and guidance for your next steps: 800-722-5725.
  • Up-to-date information on coronavirus in Kentucky:
  • University of Kentucky response and FAQs:

For patients

For patients

Learn what you need to know as a patient, including the symptoms of COVID-19 and how our new telemedicine option, UK HealthCare Telecare, can make it easier to get expert care without leaving the comfort of your home. 


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For answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, including how you and your family can stay safe, view our questions and answers about COVID-19.

News & resources

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This is a rapidly-evolving situation. Keep up-to-date with these resources for news and information you can trust, from Kentucky's health officials, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, the University of Kentucky and more.

For referring providers

For referring providers

Referring providers, see our guidelines and find out how to refer your patients to UK HealthCare when necessary.

For UK HealthCare employees

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Employees of UK HealthCare can find information about COVID-19 including links to guidelines and documents, Careweb, employee health and more.


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We are updating clinic hours, limiting public gatherings, and cancelling certain events until further notice. Learn more about these changes