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Healthy Restart FAQs Answered Sept. 21 for UK Faculty, Staff and Students

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2020) — With University of Kentucky now offering in-session classes again, the university continues to field questions related to specific elements of the campus restart plan. Listed below are answers to some of the questions most commonly asked by university faculty and staff.

Q: Is testing and the related visit for COVID-19 covered under my UK employee health insurance?

A: Yes. If a test is ordered by a health care provider, the testing and related visit are covered with no co-pays or other out-of-pocket costs through Dec. 31. If you are not symptomatic, you can receive a test at no cost from our partners at Wild Health. Learn more about testing here.

Q: Is treatment for COVID-19 covered by my UK employee health insurance?

A: Yes. Treatment costs are covered according to your health insurance plan, just like any other medical need. Depending on your plan, you may have a co-pay or co-insurance as you would for other medical needs.

Q: Can I see a health care provider via telehealth with UK employee health insurance?

A: Yes. Telehealth appointments are available with no co-pay through Dec. 31 with UK health insurance.


Phase I and II testing of students by Wild Health ended Aug. 30. As of Sept. 18, UK is reporting 428 current active cases and 1,027 recovered cases among students. As of Sept. 15, 30,003 tests have been conducted with students, including 1,096 positive tests and 28,896 negative tests. For information on testing results, visit:

For more information related to University of Kentucky's COVID-19 response and restart plan, visit, including more FAQs at

Each day UK will be providing some of the most frequently asked questions from students, faculty and staff and answering them as we start the new semester. If you have questions you would like to see answered, please email We will continue to answer those on an individual basis, but may also include them in UKNow. Thanks and stay safe and healthy.