UK Chandler Hospital provides healthy, balanced meals as an important part of treatment and recovery. Patients who need special meals will receive specific menus. If you have specific dietary needs, ask to meet with a registered dietitian.
Dietitians work closely with your doctors and nurses to make sure your dietary needs are met during your stay. They can provide you and your family with information on special diets and discuss any nutritional concerns.
You or a member of your health care team can contact a dietitian by calling 859-323-6987. Dietitians are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Breakfast tray service is offered between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Cut-off time is 9:30 a.m.
- A continental breakfast is served until 10:30 a.m.
- Lunch tray service is offered between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cut-off time is 1:30 p.m.
- A box lunch is available until 3:30 p.m.
- Dinner tray service is offered from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cut-off time is 7 p.m.
Dining options on the hospital campus include:
Chandler Dining: Our cafeteria is located on the first floor of Pavilion A near the patient elevators. The cafeteria is open 22 hours a day: closed 5-6 a.m. and 10-11 a.m. for meal changes. Cash and credit are accepted. Call 859-257-1168 for daily menus.
Courtyard Café: Located in Pavilion A on the ground floor adjacent to the lobby atrium and the auditorium; offering coffee, beverages, pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches. Open Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Starbucks: Located on the first floor of the Kentucky Clinic. Open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday
Wildcat Café: Located on the third floor of the Kentucky Clinic near the pedestrian bridge from Pavilion H. Open 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday
Vending machines: Located on the first floor of Pavilion H around the corner from the cafeteria; 24-hour service with a microwave available.
A variety of hotels and motels are within a short distance of the UK HealthCare campus. For information on these hotels/ motels, please see any information desk or the Customer Relations Office located in Pavilion H, near the main entrance, for a complete list. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly for reservations and rate information.
Springhill Suites by Marriott
863 S. Broadway (Map)
Call and receive a 15% discount if "UK" is mentioned at time of booking.
When booking online, please select the Special Rates drop-down and list "uky" under the Corp/Promo Code section.
The Ronald McDonald House has additional options for patients and their families, with some restrictions, and hospital staff must make referrals. If you are interested in more information, contact Social Services at 859-323-5501 or Pastoral Care at 859-323-5301.
Limited to patients or families of patients who are 18 years of age or younger. Only one room is available per family. A minimal nightly donation is requested.
The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge also offers lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers. You must have a referral from your physician or a Markey Cancer Center social worker. Visit the American Cancer Society's website for more information.