University Health Service recognizes the unique stress and pressures a college student faces. Whether you need continued care for an existing psychological condition, additional support or guidance with new or unexpected psychological concerns, or have an acute need for psychiatric care – our behavioral health team can help. Drug and alcohol abuse counseling and ADHD testing are also available. All discussions are confidential.
In the event that more specialized or comprehensive treatment is necessary, UHS will provide a referral for resources in the community following the student’s initial evaluation.
We are here to help. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 859-323-5511.
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
To make an appointment, call 859-323-5511 or
follow these instructions (PDF, 267 KB) to make an appointment online.
Note: Some appointment times are not
available for online scheduling; calling to schedule will give you the option
of additional appointment times.
The first visit to the Behavioral Health Clinic usually involves a brief discussion about the student's background and the nature of the current problem. This helps clarify the student's needs and develop a treatment plan. The treatment plan may include treatment at the Behavioral Health Clinic or the UK Counseling Center or referral to resources in the community.
Evaluation, brief crisis intervention and medication management are offered for a variety of difficulties, including but not limited to:
The UHS Behavioral Health Clinic treats students who have been formally diagnosed with ADHD. Formal diagnosis includes a full neuropsychological evaluation by a licensed psychologist to confirm the diagnosis.
Previous diagnoses or records from family physicians, pediatricians or psychiatrists do not suffice as neuropsychological testing.
If you have had previous neuropsychological testing completed any time after the age of 10, you may schedule an appointment with behavioral health by calling 859-323-5511, and bring those records with you to your initial appointment for review.
If you still need to complete testing, please make an appointment with a psychologist in the Lexington community. Once this testing is completed, you may schedule an appointment with the Behavioral Health Clinic.
Members of the Behavioral Health Clinic staff are available to consult with students, faculty and staff on behavioral health issues. Staff members also give presentations to campus organizations and groups on a variety of behavioral health topics. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 859-323-5511.
No. Students come to the Behavioral Health Clinic for many different reasons including concerns about self-esteem, personal relationships, sexuality, family problems, substance abuse, eating problems, academic concerns, smoking cessation, anxiety, depression and stress management. Whatever your concerns
are, we are willing to talk with you.
If you have paid the
Health Fee then you can be seen in the Behavioral Health clinic free of charge. Students who have not paid the Health Fee may be seen on a fee-for-service basis.
Call 859-323-5511 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
At the beginning of the semester, you can usually get an appointment within a few days. From mid-term on, our service is very busy. We will schedule you as soon as possible, but the wait may be a week or so. We suggest that you call as soon as you feel you need help, rather than waiting until later.
Generally, if you have been having problems for two weeks or more, you have tried to address your concerns without success and your problems interfere with your ability to function the way you would like to, then you should consider seeking help. Problems can include trouble with a relationship, not doing well
in school, insomnia, moodiness, tension, irritability or loss of interest in friends or school.
Medication can be very helpful for treating a number of problems. Psychiatrists are on staff at the Behavioral Health Clinic if you are in need of medication.
Your behavioral health records are confidential. We do not release records without your written permission. Visit
Medical Records for more information.
The Behavioral Health Clinic is staffed by two board-certified psychiatrists and one advanced practice registered nurse. Psychiatric residents (physicians who are completing their training in psychiatry) are also available to see students.
Meet our psychiatrists, physicians and Advanced Practice
Registered Nurses (APRNs).