UK Neurosurgery: Patients must be referred through their primary care provider or neurologist.
About referral: When a patient is referred to Kentucky Neuroscience Institute (KNI), diagnosis and treatment are made in a collaborative environment, decreasing the need for multiple visits and consultations.
An emphasis on quality of life factors such as ease of movement and communication maximizes the potential for recovery. Treated as equal partners in care, referring physicians can expect early and ongoing contact with KNI specialists.
Refer a patient online
Providers may use this online form to refer a patient to Neurosurgery.
Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your appointment in order to register and fill out any of the necessary paperwork prior to your appointment. This will assist in ensuring prompt service and visitation with your physician.
Check the list below to make sure you have everything necessary for your appointment.
- Prior medical records available to you
- CD of films relating to your diagnosis. Sometimes other physicians send the films to UK, but many times these films do not make it to your appointment on time. While a report of the films may be helpful, your doctor will need to review your images to discuss with you the diagnosis and treatment options. Without the films, your physician may need to reschedule the appointment or schedule an additional appointment in order to review them.
- Current list of medications and their dosages
- List of doctors you are currently seeing, especially your primary care provider, and their contact information. Your doctor will communicate with your other physicians to ensure that they receive notification of your evaluation.
- New patient packet (printed and filled out – optional; for neurosurgery patients). Download and print it at the link below.
Download new patient packet (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Information desks can be found in the first-floor lobby near the South Limestone door and on the third floor near the bridge that connects to UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital (Pavilion H)
Help finding your appointment: Pick up the phone located inside any Kentucky clinic entrance and a clinic representative will help you find your appointment location. You may also call UK Health Connection at 859-257-1000 or 800-333-8874.
Handicapped parking is available on the ground level of the Kentucky Clinic Garage. For disabled patients who do not have a state-issued disabled parking permit, special one-day passes are available at the information desks. This permit allows patients to park in the disabled parking area.
Wheelchair assistance may be requested using the information phones found just inside each entrance, at the information desks or by calling 859-323-5581 from your car after you arrive at the clinic.
Do I need a referral? Yes. A verbal referral from your primary care provider or another physician familiar with your case is required to schedule an appointment in our clinic. In addition, we ask for notes, test results and scans of the body part that you are being referred for. Your referring physician's office can call 859-323-5661 to initiate the referral process.
How long does it take to get in? The length of time for an appointment varies based on your diagnosis.
Who will I see? Who you see depends on your condition. Neurology has several areas that doctors specialize in.
Do I need to bring a disk of my scans? Yes. If the doctor does not have the images to review, he or she cannot make a decision on your need for surgery. Please do not rely on the facility doing the scans or your referring physician's office to send them to us. You may be asked to reschedule if you do not have your disk. Please bring your disk to your appointment with you.
What types of insurance are accepted? We are contracted with most major health care plans. For specific coverage questions, you should contact your insurance provider.
Is there a pain management clinic? UK does have an internal pain management clinic. Depending on your plan of care, you may be referred to a pain management clinic.
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