Emotional Resources

The Office of Graduate Medical Education provides access to various services designed specifically for residents and fellows to receive support in dealing with the unique needs of individuals in residency. GME counseling services can help identify and resolve problems related to work, personal, career or relationships.

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!). The following video provides more information about this program: https://www.lexingtondoctors.org/services/wellness-program/

UK Work-Life Counseling: free confidential counseling for life stress, work performance, substance abuse concerns, mental health.  More information is available at: http://www.uky.edu/hr/work-life/counseling/worklife-connections-counseling

UK REFER Program: A Family Center Counseling service provided as a benefit to UK employees that focuses on personal, couple or family concerns.

Emergent Psychiatry Services: UK Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic Access to confidential consultation is available through the UK Outpatient Clinic during business hours, five days per week. The telephone number is 859-323-6021. Follow prompts for the Outpatient Clinic.  link: https://psychiatry.med.uky.edu/psychiatry-clinical-services 

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. The house officer is to ask for the Assessment Office and identify him/herself 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.  link: https://www.ridgebhs.com/

Additional information regarding additional emergent counseling services is available via the GME Policy and Procedure Manual: https://gme.med.uky.edu/sites/default/files/GME%20Policy%20and%20Procedu...