Transform Health – University Health Service

Transform Health is a partnership of UK HealthCare providers who have the shared goal of meeting many of the unique medical needs of people who identify in the broad LGBTQ+ spectrum in a way they can feel safe, affirmed, and receive evidence-based care.

University Health Service

All full-time UK students pay a mandatory health fee that entitles them to office visits at UHS for free. Health insurance coverage is strongly recommended for expenses not covered by the health fee, including most diagnostic procedures, surgery, hospitalization and prescription medicine.

Transform Health Services for UK undergraduate & graduate students

At University Health Service, University of Kentucky students can be seen by multiple UHS providers who take our SafeZone pledge and are welcoming to students of all genders and sexualities. We offer PrEP medication, STI testing, affirming gynecologic care and primary care.

Joanne Brown, DNP, APRN, provides gender-affirming hormone therapy. She sees patients via telehealth only and has limited hours. When making an appointment, please let the appointment scheduler know if you are seeking hormone therapy.  

Our services

  • Primary care (including chronic care for health conditions, basic mental health care, cancer screenings, and screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections)
  • PrEP (for HIV prevention)
  • Hormone therapy for students 18 and over*
  • Mental health care referrals (both in and out of student services or UK)
  • Surgery referrals (both in and out of UK)

*Via Telehealth. UK providers practice in accordance with Kentucky law. We cannot, therefore, provide hormones to those under 18. We continue to offer primary care, chronic care, and referrals for our transgender-spectrum patients of all ages.

Make an appointment

Log in to the UK MyChart app or the UK HealthCare MyChart online login page to make an appointment. View a video with scheduling instructions here.

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

For more information, visit the University Health Service page.