Transform Health – University Health Service

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Transform Health is a partnership of UK HealthCare providers who have the shared goal of meeting many of the unique medical needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in Kentucky. Services are offered to University of Kentucky students at the University Health Service (UHS) on campus and to all community members at our central clinic, the UK Family Medicine Transform Health Clinic at UK HealthCare-Turfland.

Nurse practitioner Joanne Brown, DNP, APRN, WHNP-C, FNP-C, CTTS, is Transform site director at UHS. All full-time UK students pay a mandatory health fee that entitles them to most services at UHS for free. Health insurance coverage is strongly recommended for expenses not covered by the fee, including most diagnostic procedures, surgery, hospitalization and prescription medicine.

To make an appointment

To make an appointment, use the Medicat Patient Portal accessed through MyUK. Follow the instructions for logging in.

Hormone therapy

For hormone therapy, select either:

  • Student Clinic – Transform Health Hormone Therapy for Transgender persons (first visit).
  • Student Clinic – Transform Health Hormone Therapy for Transgender persons (follow-up visit).

Additional appointment scheduling options are available by calling 859-323-2778 or 859-323-4636.

PReP therapy

For PreP (pre-exposure prophylaxis/prevention for HIV), select either:

  • Student Clinic – Transform Health PrEP for HIV pre-exposure (first visit).
  • Student Clinic – Transform Health PrEP for HIV pre-exposure (follow-up visit).

Additional appointment scheduling options are available by calling 859-323-2778 or 859-323-4636.

Other PrEP providers: Emily Messerli DNP, APRN; Jodi Durbin, APRN; Thomas Dale, MD. Request an appointment by calling 859-323-2778 or 859-323-4636.

Primary care

Additional appointments are available for primary care, STI testing, and gynecologic and genitourinary problems.

Request an appointment via the Medicat Patient Portal through MyUK OR call 859-323-2778 or 859-323-4636 and ask for an appointment related to your specific needs.