Kentucky Racing Health Services Center

Serving health care needs of backside workers

The Kentucky Racing Health Services Center (KRHSC)is a nonprofit clinic funded by the Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare Fund (KRHWF). The center was started in 2005 as a joint venture between the fund and the UofL School of Nursing to provide comprehensive health care to the backside workers of the thoroughbred racing industry. The KRHSC provided more than 13,000 patient visits in its first 10 years of service.

The KRHSC offers free or low-cost care to individuals who are currently employed as backside workers, as well as their family members. Individuals need to complete a brief eligibility form with the KRHWF.

  • We are located in the basement of the “Old School” on the corner of 5th street and Heywood Avenue across from Churchill Downs.
  • Please ring the doorbell and wait for someone to let you in.
  • Patients are seen by appointment only.
  • Please bring all of current medicines to your visit.

Location & Hours

422 Heywood Ave.
Louisville, KY 40208

Phone: 502-636-3133

Monday and Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Wednesday 1 to 4 p.m.
(Check back often, as hours change)

Health care providers

We look forward to serving you:

Dedra Hayden, DNP, APRN-BC - Director
Adult Nurse Practitioner and Director of the Kentucky Racing Health Services Center

Sara Robertson, DNP, APRN, FNP - (Previous Director)
Family Nurse Practitioner

Whitney A. Nash, PhD, APRN, FAANP - (Founding Director)
Adult Nurse Practitioner

Krista Roach, MSN, WHNP, FNP
Women's Health / Family Nurse Practitioner

Karen Turner, DNP, APRN, CNM
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner