North Fork Valley Community Health Center

UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center provides residents of Perry County and surrounding communities with outstanding primary care and specialty services from UK HealthCare providers you can trust.


750 Morton Blvd.
Hazard, KY 41701
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About North Fork Valley Community Health Center

Few relationships are as important as the one you have with your primary care provider. An expert in your overall health, your primary care provider can diagnose and treat sudden illnesses and injuries. They can also help you manage chronic health conditions in all stages of life. If you need specialized care, your primary care provider can refer you to a specialist.

At North Fork Valley Community Health Center, we offer patients from Perry County and throughout Eastern Kentucky access to the primary care services they need to enhance their health and well-being. North Fork Valley Community Health Center is a joint project of the UK College of Medicine and the North Fork Valley Community Health Center board. It is located at the UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard. Our clinic was the first university-affiliated community health center in Kentucky. Through that relationship, we are training the primary care providers of tomorrow through a family medicine residency training program. We’re doing our part to improve access to primary care now and in the future.

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Our primary care services

North Fork Valley Community Health Center offers general wellness services and primary care for the whole family, including:

  • Annual wellness visits and physicals
  • Family planning
  • Medication management
  • Pre-employment screenings
  • Preventive screenings, such as Pap tests for cervical cancer and PSA blood tests for prostate cancer
  • Testing and monitoring of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol
  • Vaccinations

Our healthcare providers specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of common chronic and short-term illnesses, such as cold and flu. They can also give you advice on diet, exercise and taking care of yourself to help avoid health issues in the future.

Your primary care provider can also refer you to other providers for conditions that need specialized care.

Affordable, comprehensive care

North Fork Valley Community Health Center is part of the Health Resources & Services Administration’s national Health Center Program. We offer a variety of healthcare services and offerings, including:

  • 14 exam rooms
  • Dental care on site and in our mobile clinic
  • Laboratory services
  • Nutrition counseling
  • On-site pharmacy
  • Psychological services from licensed psychologists
  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment, a hands-on treatment approach to address pain and other conditions
  • Workers’ compensation services
  • Procedure room

North Fork Valley Community Health Center treats all patients, regardless of their income or ability to pay. We serve all patients equally and accept all insurances. Our sliding fee scale helps increase healthcare affordability for our patients.

Need to see a primary care provider quickly? We offer same-day appointments.

Our dental care services

The health of your teeth and gums is important to your overall well-being. You can find dental care for everyone in your family at North Fork Valley Community Health Center. We offer dental services by appointment and on a walk-in basis.

We provide dental care Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 606-439-1559 to schedule an appointment. Medicaid and most dental insurances are accepted.

Many Kentucky children ages 2-11 experience tooth decay, which can lead to other health problems and affect learning. To help solve this problem, our center operates the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a dental office on wheels. Featuring two dental chairs, the Care Mobile brings education and dental preventive services to children in Perry and surrounding counties.