LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2020) — The University of Kentucky is making it easier for employees with a UK health insurance plan to see a health care provider online.
Now, employees with UK health insurance can visit a doctor, therapist or psychiatrist on a smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam using LiveHealth Online. Beginning April 1, video medical visits with LiveHealth Online are covered at 100% through UK’s health insurance, so costs for a medical visit through LiveHealth Online are $0. Online mental health visits remain at the current $25 co-pay.
LiveHealth Online has been available to employees on a UK health insurance plan since September 2017, but scheduling a visit required an online registration step. Now, all UK-insured employees will be automatically registered, making it even easier to schedule an appointment. Employees will receive an email from LiveHealth Online asking to create a password and complete the account registration.
LiveHealth Online also comes with a mobile app. More information is available through the LiveHealth Online website.
The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion three years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" two years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers." We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for four straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.