• Refer a patient 
    Call 859-257-5522 or 800-888-5533 
    or use our  secure online referral form.

    For referring providers

  • Ensuring Kentucky has access to the best of contemporary care

    Because of the breadth and quality of faculty recruited and our educational and research agenda, critical clinical programs are made available to the state, ensuring Kentucky has access to the best of contemporary care. 

    We value our referring providers

    At UK HealthCare, we recognize the importance of our referring providers and value our relationship with them. As a result, we have developed numerous resources to assist them with all aspects of medicine, including professional development, referral assistance, communication of patient information, and sub-specialty care.

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    Thank you for entrusting your patients' care to the physicians and staff of UK HealthCare. We are always looking for ways to improve service to our referring providers and welcome your suggestions on how we can improve our service to you and your patients. Contact a physician liaison.

  • Referrals and consultations

    The easiest way for community providers to contact a University of Kentucky specialist for referrals or consultations is by contacting UK HealthCare's medical call center, UK•MDs:

    You may also print and fax the form and other pertinent patient information such as demographics and a copy of the insurance card to 859-257-6325. Our call agents will direct your patient referral to the appropriate scheduler and clinical area to make the appointment.

    Emergency transport services

    UK Dispatch Services will facilitate an adult, pediatric or neonatal emergency transfer via air medical or ground EMS, call 800-777-8537. For newborn and pediatric emergency transport, Kentucky Kids Crew is available 24/7. You may also call UK·MDs 800-888-5533 (in Lexington, 859-257-5522 and ask for dispatch services.

  • Continuing Medical Education

    UK HealthCare CECentral is a premier provider of continuing professional development for health care professionals in Kentucky. CECentral delivers high-quality live and enduring continuing professional development activities to health care professionals using innovative, web-based technology.






    UK HealthCare CECentral
    138 Leader Ave., Suite 9
    Lexington KY 40508

  • Clinical research studies

    At the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) our role is to accelerate discoveries toward better health through ongoing clinical research.

    Cancer clinical trials

    The Markey Cancer Center Clinical Research Organization provides advanced treatments to patients through Markey's membership in multiple cooperative clinical trials groups of the National Cancer Institute.