Crisis and Emergency Assistance

Crisis and Emergency Assistance

If you are experiencing a personal crisis, please call (859-257-8701) or come in to the UKCC in 104 Mandrell Hall at 635 S. Limestone or 401 MDS Bldg at 725 Rose St,  Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.

You may also call the TRACS (Triage, Referral, Assistance, and Crisis Support) office at (859) 21-TRACS or drop in to their office in the 3rd Floor East Wing of the Gatton Student Center.

If you need to talk with a clinician after business hours or on the weekend, holidays or university closings, you can call 859-257-8701, select option #1, and you will be connected to a mental health clinician. 

If you are concerned about your physical safety or you feel you are at imminent risk of harming yourself or others, please call UK Police Department at 859-257-8573 (#8573 from a mobile phone) or 911 or go to your local hospital Emergency Department immediately. 

Additional Crisis resources by phone:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
  • Ampersand Sexual Violence Center of the Bluegrass: 1-800-656-4673
  • Trevor Project (LGBTQ): 1-866-488-7386 
  • National Disaster Distress Helpline (SAMSA) related to COVID-19: 1-800-985-5990 (also available in Spanish), for those who are hearing impaired or deaf: TTY number 1-800-846-8517 

Crisis resources by text:

  • Crisis Text Line, “go” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project (LGBTQ), “start” to 678-678

Crisis resources by online chat:

Local Hospitals:

Eastern State Hospital

1350 Bull Lea Road


Emergency Department Good Samaritan Hospital

310 S. Limestone


Emergency Department  UK Chandler Hospital

1000 S. Limestone


Our Lady of Peace/St. Joseph Hospital

1401 Harrodsburg Road


The Ridge Hospital

3050 Rio Dosa Drive