Lexington Medical Society Physician Wellness Program (PWP)

GME has contracted with a psychology group to provide support for our residents and fellows. This psychology group is not affiliated with University of Kentucky so services won’t be billed to health insurance and services are completely confidential. Services include individual counseling, couples/family sessions, and sessions with spouse/partners alone. These confidential and free counseling services are available to any UK resident or fellow (not just physicians!). For appointments call (859) 218-5862.

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Free Mental Health Counseling for UK Employees

UK Work+Life Connections (W+LC) offers employees 5 free therapy sessions. They are external to the University, offer late afternoon, evening, and weekend hours, and learners can reach out to them directly to schedule an appointment. UK employees, including spouses, sponsored dependents, and children are eligible for 5 total sessions with the therapy partners at no cost to the employee or their family. Please see the title link for further information.

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The Ridge Behavioral System

Under the auspices of the Department of Psychiatry, access to confidential consultation regarding the need for emergency psychiatric services is available to house staff 24 hours per day, seven days a week through the admissions office at The Ridge Behavioral System. The telephone number to call is 859- 268-6400. Ask for the Assessment Office and identify yourself as a UK resident/fellow needing immediate evaluation. If admission is required, the caller will be asked to go Policies and Procedures for Graduate Medical Education 35 directly to The Ridge, bypassing evaluation in the UK Emergency Department. 

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UK REFER Program

The UK REFER Program is a family center counseling service provided as a benefit to UK employees that focuses on personal, couple or family concerns. To set up an appointment, please call the UK Family Center at (859) 257-1467 or (859) 257-7755.

Emergent Psychiatry Services

Access to confidential consultation is available through the UK Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic during business hours, five days per week. The telephone number is 859-323-6021. Follow prompts for the Outpatient Clinic.


Well@Work is a UK resource that contains information for health and behavioral health professionals to deal with the effects of COVID-19.