A high-risk pregnancy carries potential health challenges for you and your baby. That’s why you need quick, convenient access to experts during high-risk pregnancies as you prepare for a new addition to your family. UK HealthCare offers a program that combines high-risk obstetrics and telehealth (also known as telemedicine). This
Through the UK HealthCare Maternal-Fetal Medicine Telehealth program, we’re making it easier for pregnant women throughout Kentucky to get advanced, comprehensive care. By participating in telemedicine prenatal care, you can stay in your home community and still receive exceptional care from our high-risk OB-GYNs via live video. Also known as maternal-fetal medicine, these physicians are skilled in diagnosing and treating patients with complicated pregnancies.
A pregnancy may be considered high-risk based on factors that could jeopardize the health of the mother or baby, including:
- Advanced maternal age (35 or older)
- Alcohol or illicit drug use
- Fetal abnormalities, such as congenital heart defects
- Having previously given birth before the 37th week of pregnancy
- Health conditions that can develop during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes
- Multiple gestation, such as twins or triplets
- Preexisting health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity
If your regular OB-GYN deems your pregnancy high-risk, he or she can refer you to UK HealthCare for fetal telemedicine appointments.
UK HealthCare ultrasound technologists travel to locations throughout Kentucky to perform fetal ultrasounds, a key component of care for high-risk pregnancies. We offer appointments at least twice monthly at each location so high-risk patients can receive the close attention they need.
During a telemedicine prenatal care appointment, you will:
- Undergo a fetal ultrasound, which will allow a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to check your baby’s development
- Use a portable video
conference device to speak with a UK HealthCare maternal-fetal medicine specialist in Lexington, who will review the ultrasound images during your appointment and discuss the results with you
UK HealthCare - GeorgetownLandmark Office Complex202 Bevins Lane
Georgetown, KY 40324
The telehealth clinic is held each Monday morning.
UK HealthCare - Winchester225 Hospital Drive
Building B, Suite 255
Winchester, KY 40391Fax 859-744-9421
The telehealth clinic is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
UK Midwife Clinic141 N. Eagle Creek Drive
Lexington, KY 40509
UK Morehead Women's Healthcare555 W. Sun St.
Morehead, KY 40351
ARH Women's & Family Health Center - Middlesboro2004 Cumberland
Middlesboro, KY 40965Fax 606-248-3024
The telehealth clinic is held every Wednesday.
ARH Women’s & Family Health Center - Tug Valley26901 US Hwy 119 N.
Belfry, KY 41514Fax 606-237-6624
The telehealth clinic is held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
Frankfort Medical Pavilion279 King's Daughters Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
King's Daughters Medical Center2201 Lexington Ave.
Ashland, KY 41101Fax 606-408-6479
The telehealth clinic is held Monday through Thursday.
Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky101 Town and Country Lane
Hazard, KY 41701Fax 606-439-0475
The telehealth clinic is held every Tuesday and occasionally on Thursday.
Primary Plus - Maysville927 Kenton Station Drive
Maysville, KY 41056Fax 606-759-0058
The telehealth clinic is held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
PrimaryPlus Ashland432 16th Street
Ashland, KY 41101Fax 606-326-1372
The telehealth clinic is held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
Willowbrook Women's Center Manchester56 Marie Langdon Drive
Manchester, KY 40962Fax 606-559-2584
The telehealth clinic is held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.