UPIKE-KYCOM provides a variety of health and wellness services to support the overall wellbeing of students.

Behavioral Health and Counseling Services

THRIVE Counseling Center

The UPIKE THRIVE Counseling Center provides short-term mental health services, including personal counseling, group counseling, consultation and referrals. Services are free and confidential for all currently enrolled UPIKE students.

Phone: 606-218-HELP(4357)

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (after hours as requested)

Email: counseling@upike.edu

Location: Record Memorial Building, room 601

Kooth digital mental health support

Instant access digital mental health support is now available to all students at UPIKE. These services provide safe and anonymous online mental health support whenever you need it.

There are no waiting lists for support and no referral needed. Access to the platform is available instantly 24/7.

Support available includes:

  1. Discussion boards and forums with other students
  2. Self-help tools such as journaling
  3. Articles and personal experiences from users and our Kooth team
  4. Live chats with the Kooth team Chats are available Monday – Saturday, 6pm – 10pm. Go to us.kooth.com/upike to get started today!”

Uwill digital mental health support

Uwill, the leading mental health and wellness solution for colleges and students, provides our students free, immediate, and confidential access to licensed counselors by video, phone, chat or message. Visit https://app.uwill.com/.

Food Insecurity

KYCOM Food Pantry

Food in the KYCOM Food Pantry is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis – the pantry food is provided through generous donations from individuals and departments across UPIKE and in the community.

Location: Coal Building, Mezzanine

Items available are hygiene products (shampoo, soap, feminine hygiene products), single-servings of soup and pasta, canned soups and vegetables, shelf-stable items (rice, pasta, etc.) and snacks. Items in the pantry are constantly rotating.

Fitness Center

The UPIKE Fitness Center opened in spring 2021 and is available exclusively to UPIKE students, faculty and staff through key card access. The Fitness Center is open seven days a week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. The center is equipped with the latest fitness equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, recumbent bikes, rowing machine, etc. and a cardio room where students can participate in workouts hosted by FitnessOnDemand.

Location: 805 Hambley Blvd, suite one, Pikeville, KY 41501

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. (seven days a week with the exception of when the university is closed and two weeks for cleaning and repairs)

Physical Wellbeing and Health Services

On Campus Nurse Station

A registered nurse is on duty and/or on-call during academic semesters. The nurse is available for consultation, treatment and referral. Students are not required to receive treatment from the university nurse, and they are free to seek aid elsewhere at their own expense. Parents or guardians are notified in the event of a major illness or injury.

Phone: (606) 218-5048
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Location: Coal Building Room 515

Community Health Services

Costs of care are the responsibility of the student. Spouse, parents or guardians are notified in the event of a student emergency.

Pikeville Medical Center

Pikeville Medical Family Practice and OMT Center

Pikeville Medical Center Urgent Care & Family Wellness Center

First Care Urgent Care

Resources for Alcohol and Substance Use

ScreenU is an evidence-based tool that can give valuable feedback on alcohol use. Participation is completely anonymous. 

Additional ScreenU tools are available for prescription drugs and cannabis:

ScreenU Rx      ScreenU Cannabis

If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction or mental health issues, we encourage you to seek help through a private physician, mental health specialist and/or a licensed professional counselor.

Contact: Graduate and Health Professions Student Affairs
Location: Coal Building, room 503
Phone and email: (606) 218-5400 │ ghpsa@upike.edu