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Highlands Regional Medical Center is a licensed 184 bed (154 acute care/18 subacute/12 geriatric psychiatric), not-for profit, community owned and operated healthcare facility.  Like many other regional facilities throughout the country, Highlands provides healthcare services to a number of counties. Highlands immediate service area is Floyd, Johnson, Martin and Magoffin Counties with a combined population of over 95,000 residents. In addition, people from over ten surrounding counties come to Highlands to take advantage of the wide variety of specialty medical services available at Highlands and in Highlands Clinic.

Highlands Medical Staff consists of over 100 physicians and medical specialists. These physicians represent family medicine, cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery, pediatrics, internal medicine, orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology nephrology, otolaryngology and other fields of medicine. Most of the physician's offices are located in Prestonsburg, Paintsville and the outlying areas. Highlands Medical Office Building, located on the main campus, has ten physicians’ offices. Highlands Clinic, located just a short distance from the hospital, is a specialty physician clinic offering areas of specialty medicine and is staffed by physicians from the University of Kentucky and other medical specialists from around the state.

Additionally, Highlands offers the addition of a state of the art lithotripsy machine for the treatment of kidney stones, Highlands Cancer Center, Heartburn Treatment Center, a Cath Lab, a 16-slice and 64-slice CAT Scanners, PACS, fixed MRI, and a fully integrated electronic medical record. Recent renovations include 2nd, 3rd, 4th nursing floors and Outpatient Surgery. Opening of the new Emergency Department is expected in January, 2009.

 At Highlands, we offer events, services, and advice to help our community become stronger and more informed. Below is a list of just some of the services Highlands offers to encourage community growth and to be better informed of the services we offer.

Healthcare Services:

    •  Bariatric Surgery
    •  Behavioral Health
    •  BirthPlace at Highlands
    •  Heartburn Center 
    •  Home Health
    •  Outpatient Surgical Services
    •  Wellness Center
    •  Highlands Pharmacy

Highlands is located in the scenic mountains of Eastern Kentucky between the communities of Prestonsburg and Paintsville. The area is noted for its beautiful foliage, in particular for the yellow, red, and gold hues of the leaves as they change colors in early Fall. Highlands is also located midway between Paintsville Lake State Park and Jenny Wiley State Park and lake. Both lakes are noted for their bass fishing, evergreen pine trees, and abundant mountain scenery. 

Visit the following Websites for more Information and Area Attractions

Mailing Address:
PO Box 668
Prestonsburg, KY 41653


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AudienceSpecialtyPositionLast Updated
PhysiciansFamily Medicine Family Medicine 9/6/2017
PhysiciansInternal Medicine Internal Medicine 9/6/2017
PhysiciansNeurology Neurologist 9/6/2017
PhysiciansOtolaryngology Otolaryngologist 9/6/2017
PhysiciansPulmo/Cc Pulmonologist 9/6/2017

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