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UK HealthCare Clinic Updates/Event Cancellations

March 26, 2020

Cancellations

With recent concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are updating clinic hours and parameters for certain clinics. We are also limiting public gatherings, so we are cancelling the following events until further notice. 

  • Patient care / clinic updates

    Cardiac Rehab

    Beginning March 17, Cardiac Rehab is closed to all patient care for 2 weeks, and the wellness program is closed for 4 weeks.

    Dentistry

    UK Dentistry will be working to reschedule many patient appointments. UK Dentistry will continue to serve patients with urgent dental care needs at select clinics. If you are a UK Dentistry patient or are expecting a dental emergency, please call your dental clinic directly, or call 859-323-DENT (3368) for more information. 

    Kentucky Children's Hospital

    All elective surgeries 

    KCH play rooms closing

    Suspending all volunteers including NICU and Child Life

    Medical Records

    Due to COVID-19, onsite requests for medical records are temporarily suspended at this time. Requests will still be accepted via fax or email.

    Midwife Clinic

    In an effort to best protect our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for social distancing, we have implemented a "text upon arrival" system for our patients. When you arrive, please text 859-270-9547 to let us know you have arrived. When your exam room is ready, we will text you to let you know so that you can wait in the convenience of your car to avoid sitting in a waiting room with others. If you have any questions, feel free to call the clinic at 859-323-9897

    Pediatric Transport

    During the COVID-19 crisis, the UK Pediatric Transport service will not be allowing parents to accompany pediatric patients who are transported from outside hospitals to the Kentucky Children's Hospital at UK HealthCare. Historically, we have allowed one parent to ride in the front seat with the driver. We are trying to be proactive in protecting the patients, parents and transport staff since there is no way to "socially distance" yourself inside an ambulance. 

    If you have any questions about this change, please feel free to contact Bari Lee Mattingly, Manager, Emergency Transport Service, Kentucky Children's Hospital, UK HealthCare, by phone 859-218-3404 or email: barilee.mattingly@uky.edu

    Physical and Occupational Therapy

    Due to the COVID-19 virus and for the safety of our patients and staff, Physical and Occupational Therapy appointments are being suspended through April 3. 

    University Health Service

    Student Health and Student Behavioral Health clinic hours are now 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F and 9 a.m. - 11a.m. on Saturdays for the rest of the semester.

    Urgent Care Clinic - Turfland

    The Urgent Care Clinic at Turfland will be open 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F, and will be closed on Saturdays.

    Speech Language Pathology

    Due to the COVID-19 virus and for the safety of our patients and staff, speech therapy appointments are being suspended through April 3.

    Guidance for research participants

    The University of Kentucky is pausing select human subject research studies. The health and safety of our community is of paramount importance during the COVID-19 emergency. Read the full statement »

  • Activity and event cancellations

    Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center

    Diabetes prevention program informational sessions (postponed until further notice)

    Gill Heart & Vascular Institute

    All cardiovascular support groups

    Kentucky Children's Hospital

    DanceBlue Hem/Onc Clinic support groups (canceled until further notice)

    Integrative Medicine & Health (IMH)

    IMH classes

    Cooking and smoothie demonstrations

    Markey Cancer Center

    All Markey Cancer support groups

    Meet the Researchers Day, April 9 and 10

    Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

    Due to COVID-19, we will be holding our Mind Matters Health Summit in a virtual format this year. Register here

    Transplant

    Gift of Life Celebration April 18, postponed to a later date

    Heart failure & transplant support group

    Kidney transplant support group closed to in-person meetings. There will be a phone conference for those interested. Email Alex.Berrios@uky.edu for call-in information. 

    Liver transplant support group closed to in-person meetings. There will be a phone conference for those interested. Email Kristen.Workman17@uky.edu for call-in information. 

    Lung transplant support group 

    Women's Health/OB-GYN

    Birthing Center tours – Take a virtual tour now »

    Childbirth education classes

  • Professional events

    AAOS (American Academy of Orthopeadic Surgeons) meeting March 24-28

    Advanced practice clinicals for late Spring and Summer 2020- no new placements. All Summer 2020 requests invalidated. 

    Stroke Translational Research Advancement Workshop April 14-15 postponed to October, 2020

    COSM (Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting) April 22-26

    The Very Latest in Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery Symposium (April 25), will potentially be rescheduled

    Neuroendocrine Cancer Patient Conference April 26