Skip to main content
close menu
close menu

Search UK HealthCare

Student Services

All students at the University of Kentucky are eligible to use University Health Service (UHS) for their health care.

Full-time undergraduate and graduate UK students pay a mandatory Health Fee that covers many services as part of their tuition. Call 859-218-3225 for questions about Health Fee status.

  • Services Covered by Health Fee

    • Primary care includes unlimited visits for the following: preventative care, such as physical exams, sports physicals, employment physicals and travel physicals;  care for unexpected illnesses and injuries; and.chronic disease management for such conditions as hypertension and diabetes.
    • Gynecology/Genitourinary care (GYN/GU) appointments offer gynecological services to all students. Reproductive and sexual health concerns, preventive screenings and acute conditions are treated in the Gynecology/Genitourinary (GYN/GU) Clinic. .
    • Behavioral health: Care for a new or existing psychological condition; immediate psychiatric care; drug and alcohol abuse counseling;  and ADHD testing are all available.
    • The Phone Information Nurse is available during normal operating hours for questions or consultation.
    • The Nursing Clinic in UHS provides allergy injections, health science compliance needs, immunizations and TB testing.
    • The health education team provides nutrition counseling, sexual health education and counseling, and tobacco cessation advice, and offers events, workshops, and presentations on campus.
    • Dentistry: The Health Fee does not include dental care, but the UK College of Dentistry is piloting a no-cost dental care service for students. Learn more about available services here. Services outside of the pilot options are available on campus both in the Kentucky Clinic and the Dental Science Building. Most dental insurance plans are billable.
  • How to Cancel an Appointment

    • To cancel an appointment, call 859-323-2778 to give notice that you will not be able to make your appointment and reschedule if possible. 
    • UHS has a KEEP or CANCEL policy. Any student who does not keep an appointment or does not cancel an appointment will have a $20 fee charged to their account. If not paid, a financial hold will be placed with UK Student Billing. Once the hold is placed, you must pay the fee to UHS before you can register for classes, obtain transcripts or graduate. You can avoid the $20 fee by showing up for your appointment or by canceling your appointment.
  • Walk-in Appointments

    Walk-in appointments are available during Saturday morning clinic from 9 to 11 a.m.

    During all other clinic times, appointments are required. If it appears that all appointments are booked, students can call the Phone Information Nurse at 859-323-4636 to see their options for appointment availability.

    Reasons to be seen in Saturday clinic include, but are not limited to: 

    • Congestion, cough, sore throat, fever or GI problems. 
    • Follow-ups, earaches, headaches and upper respiratory infection (URI) symptoms. 

    Reasons that one CANNOT be seen in Saturday clinic include, but are not limited to: 

    • Women's health/gynecology. 
    • Injury. 
    • Dermatology. 
  • What to Bring to Your Appointment

    Please bring the following to your appointment:

    • Your student ID (to every appointment, every time).
    • Your insurance cards (to every appointment every time).
    • Money or some form of a payment. (The Health Fee covers only your visit; therefore if you get a prescription or need an appliance, such as crutches, you will be expected to pay for that).
    • Outside records if you are following up here for something that was initially treated elsewhere. 
    • Immunization records if you are coming in for a nursing appointment (you can email your immunization records as an attachment with the subject line “Immunization Records/(your major, or what you are studying at UK”).
  • Clinic Hours

    Primary Care, Gynecology/Genitourinary (GYN/GU), Health Education:

    • Fall and spring semesters: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday; 9-11 a.m. Saturday
    • Summer, winter and spring breaks: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

    Behavioral Health

    • Fall and spring semesters: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
    • Summer and winter breaks: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

    UHS Pharmacy

    • 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • About Parental Notification

    All visits to UHS are confidential per HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines. Your parents will not be notified when you visit UHS. This may change, however, if you have procedures that are not covered by the Health Fee and must be covered by your health insurance.

    If you are on your parents’ insurance, there is the possibility that your parents will see any services that are provided and are covered through your insurance. You can speak to your UHS clinician, as well as your insurance company, for more information. 

    Your parents do not have access to your medical records. UHS is required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect the confidentiality of your medical and billing information.

    Your medical record contains your personal health history. This record is kept confidential and is not released to anyone without your written consent, except in compliance with state and federal laws (i.e., subpoena, court order, health department reporting requirements, etc.).

    In order to insure we are doing our best to protect your privacy, all medical and billing information will be sent directly to the address you provide.