Staff and faculty can access services through UK Human Resources work life and well being. Students have access to services through the UK Counseling Center. 

If you need to talk with a mental health clinician after business hours or on the weekend, during holidays or during university closings, you can call 859-257-8701, select option #1, and you will be connected to a clinician. 

Mental health clinicians are available through Let’s Talk at the MLK Center, 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Drop-ins are welcome; no appointment needed. 

Mental health conversations are accessible through Talkspace, free of charge for UK students. Accessible from any smartphone phone or computer, using Talkspace comes with a number of perks including: unlimited texting with your therapist between sessions, ability to send audio and video notes to a therapist, 33% of therapists are of color, 32% of therapists identify as LGBTQ+, 27 languages represented in the therapist network. 

College of Medicine medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows have access to our in-house Psychologist, Jamie Hopkins, and to The Woodland Group.  

Counseling Services

The University of Kentucky’s counseling center offers a variety of services, now offered through telehealth. Call 859-257-8701 to make an appointment or to speak with a clinician. If you call and receive a recording, call back in a few minutes. 

The counseling center is open during the normal 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. operating hours. A crisis/urgent clinician is available outside of business hours (24/7).

Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives

The Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives focuses on recruiting diverse graduate and professional students in UK's six health colleges and retaining diverse graduate and professional students in all nineteen colleges, contributing to an inclusive campus environment where all students can fully engage and succeed.

University of Kentucky Office for Institutional Diversity

Check out how UK is working to implement ideas, collaborate on outreach and recruitment efforts, and enhance student retention and achievement through its Office for Institutional Diversity. 

Part of OID, the Martin Luther King Center seeks to empower University of Kentucky students from all communities to improve their college experience by increasing access to academic, civic leadership, and cultural exchange opportunities. The center assists in the cultivation of events on campus which promote diversity awareness, cultural pride, and collaborative efforts between recognized student organizations of seemingly distinct interests.


Big Blue Pantry

Located in the basement of White Hall Classroom Building (room 025) next to the Post Office, the Big Blue Pantry is open to any University of Kentucky student with a valid UK ID experiencing food insecurity or hunger.

Diversity Resources

The University of Kentucky maintains a directory full of a variety of diversity resources for non-majority faculty, staff, and learners related to academic/career success, belonging and engagement, financial stability, and wellness. 

Report Discrimination or Harassment

Any members of the University of Kentucky community who believe they have experienced discrimination, harassment, or retaliation may bring their concerns to the Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity (IEEO).  A staff member of IEEO is available to provide information of the investigative and resolution process.

Language Interpreter Services 

Effective communication requires that information be presented in ways that are understandable to patients and families. Language interpreters are provided to patients who are unable to communicate effectively in English. Sign-language interpreters are provided for patients whose hearing loss prevents effective verbal communication.

Disability Services and Accommodations

The Diversity Resource Center provides services that ensure students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of University life. The DRC serves students with a wide array of disabilities. Its website provides valuable information for students, parents, faculty, and staff related to various responsibilities, services, and programs of the office. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, call the office: 859-257-2754.


Additional wellness resources