North Fork Valley Community Health Center

UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center is a joint venture between the UK College of Medicine and the North Fork Valley Community Health Center board. It is the first community health center in Kentucky to be affiliated with a university and family medicine residency training program. It is located in Hazard, Ky., at the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health-Hazard.

About

UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center has state-of-the-art facilities and a wide range of services. Included in the clinic are: 14 full-size exam rooms, one procedure room and a dental suite. The clinic has licensed psychologists on staff and a pharmacy on site. Nutritional counseling is also available.

In addition to a dental suite within the clinic, the UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center operates a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a two-chair dental office on wheels. Studies show that more than half of Eastern Kentucky children ages 2-11 suffer from tooth decay. To help combat that problem, the care mobile brings education and preventive dental services directly to children with unmet needs in Perry and surrounding counties.

All patients are treated regardless of their income or ability to pay. UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center serves all clients equally, without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. The clinic has a sliding fee scale to help reduce the financial burden that health care costs can create and accepts all insurances.

Health Center Quality Leader Gold Award

HRSA Health Center Program 2021 Gold Award Logo
HRSA Health Center Program 2021 Award Logo

Through teamwork and dedication, the staff at North Fork Valley Community Health Center and June Buchanan Medical Clinic have once again been recognized for providing top-notch care to North Fork Valley patients in both Hazard and Hindman. For the second year in a row, the centers earned the Health Center Quality Leader Gold Award for being in the top 10% of all health centers in the nation on clinical quality measures. We’re proud to be one of 7 health centers in Kentucky to attain this status. Among centers in Kentucky, the individual quality measures in which we excelled are:

  • 1st: Aspirin therapy for those with heart attacks or strokes
  • 2nd: Colorectal cancer screening
  • 2nd: Depression screening
  • 3rd: Dental sealants for children
  • 3rd: High blood pressure control

More about these awards and badges can be found here.

Information regarding specific data and measures can be found here.

Services

  • Primary care
  • Dentistry
  • Preventive medicine/health education services
  • Physical examinations
  • Chronic conditions
  • Geriatric care
  • Immunizations-child and adult
  • Acute illness/injury/minor emergency service
  • Pre-employment/DOT/school exams
  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment
  • Psychological services
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Laboratory services

Family dental services

Dental patientThe UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center is now offering family dental services.

Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please call to schedule an appointment at 606-439-1559. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Accepting Medicaid and most dental insurances.

Providers

Registered Dietitian

Keisha Calhoun, RD

Pharmacy

Sherri Muha, PharmD

Photos

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