Staying Well

Physical Wellness

Staying physically active and healthy is an important key to supporting physician wellness. Resources to promote physical wellness are available to all our trainees.

GME call rooms/nap rooms are located proximate to the GME Office area in UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion H and have been recently renovated. Many of our programs also have site specific and program specific call room/nap room areas that are utilized by trainees during specific rotations.

At Good Samaritan Hospital there is also a resident work room area available for use by all programs.

Residents also have free access to a resident/fellow only gym located in UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion H basement: Room HQ-2

Another convenient location for gym access is the Johnson Center, located on the UK campus within a 3-5 minute walk from UK Chandler Hospital. Residents and fellows can join at UK staff membership rates. More information is available at:

Preventive Care

"Fast Track” to Primary Care
Internal and Family Medicine:  During GME orientation, interns are encouraged to sign up to be placed on a fast track to establish primary care via the internal medicine department. We encourage all our trainees to set up appointments with primary care doctor with in the first year itself. If needing to establish later in residency both the Internal Medicine  and Family Medicine  departments offer appointments.

UK Team Blue, KY Clinic South: This clinic is staffed by Heidi Frazier MD and Mike Vick, MD, both are our former Med- Peds residents at UK.

Have kids who need a doctor?

UK Family Medicine clinic is available for pediatric patient scheduling

Pediatric Clinics:
The University of Kentucky has a very robust pediatrics department, with clinics in multiple locations. For residents who are looking for establishing a Pediatrician for their kids, here are some options.

1. Med-Peds Clinic at UHS and Polk Dalton Clinic 
2. Med-Peds Residency Continuity Clinic  
3. UK Team Blue, KY Clinic South, Heidi Frazier MD and Mike Vick, MD, Both are our former Med- Peds residents at UK. 
4. UK HMO Clinic at Maxwell
5. UK General Pediatric Clinic, Harrodsburg Road, KY Clinic South

The other clinic that might be helpful is the Pediatric Twilight Clinic, where any child can seek urgent care provided by rotating UK Pediatricians regardless if they have a UK Pediatrician as their PCP. They are open M-F from 5p-9p and Sat-Sun 12p-5p.  Please call ahead to ensure you have an appointment. 

Please NOTE:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kentucky Children’s Hospital is making changes to our Twilight Children’s Clinic hours for the protection of our patients, their families and our staff. We remain committed to ensuring that our patients’ healthcare needs are met while working to keep everyone safe.

 Beginning Monday, April 6, the Twilight Clinic, located on the fourth floor of Kentucky Clinic, will be closed Monday through Thursday to in-person visits. The Twilight Clinic phone triage line is available Monday – Thursday, from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. For assistance, call 859-257-6730.

The clinic will maintain its regular hours for in-person visits Friday through Sunday:

  • Friday, 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, noon – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.

Dental:  House staff are offered dental insurance and can schedule appointments through the dental clinic (link:

Opthalmology: The University of Kentucky trainees can access the Ophthalmology services provided through UK Healthcare Advanced Eye Care (link:

Women’s Health:  The University of Kentucky has excellent OB-GYN coverage, including midwife services (link:  We also have a very supportive breastfeeding policy ( 

UK HR Wellness opportunities

UK Human Resources Wellness Program. These HR wellness benefits are available to all our house staff

Other Healthcare Resources

24/ 7 Chandler Pharmacy

UK HealthCare Chandler Retail Pharmacy now provides 24-hour service seven days a week to better serve patients, employees, and the community. Further details can be found here:

 UK Health Care Plans Urgent Clinic

The UK Health Plan Urgent Care Clinic is an on-site clinic for UK employees and their dependents over age 18 who participate in one of the UK health plans.UK Health Plans Urgent Care Clinic is here to see you for your acute non-emergent medical needs. They are located on the first floor of University Health Service, directly across from the pharmacy. The hours are Monday – Friday between 8:00am – 4:00pm. All visits are same-day availability by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 323-SICK (7425) or online

UK Urgent care clinics at Turfland

Another choice for Urgent care is located UK Turfland Location. This service available 6 days a week , including early mornings, evenings and on Saturdays. Further details can be found here: