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Oakwood Specialty Clinic
2441 South Highway 27
Somerset, Kentucky 42501

Phone 606.677.4214
Fax 606.677.4065

Frequently Asked Questions

Oakwood encourages visits from family and friends and has an open-door policy. Each individual’s guardian provides a list of individuals who have permission to visit. Approved visitors are welcome at any time during the day or night and as often as they wish.

Guardians determine ahead of time the frequency and circumstances for when they want to be notified. This includes accidents and illnesses.

Oakwood has doctors, nurses and dentists on site at the Specialty Clinic for exams and treatment. If an individual needs to be seen by a specialist, appointments will be coordinated and scheduled. Guardians consent is required for all medical appointments or treatment.

Menus are written by a Registered Dietitian and diets are ordered based on recommendations from the dietitian and therapy team. Individuals receive three meals daily based on dietary guidelines. Meals are prepared in the kitchen onsite and under the direction of a food service manager. Bedtime snacks are also provided. Accommodations are made for requests for favorite foods whenever possible.

Yes. Parents and Relatives of Oakwood Facility (PROOF) is the family association. PROOF meets quarterly. PROOF is an independent organization that operates separately from New Vista or the facility. If you are interested in joining PROOF contact Oakwood at 606-677-4068.

Upon employment at Oakwood, all staff receive training which meets all state and federal regulatory requirements. This training is on-going as needed to enhance services. Additionally, all staff who work directly with individuals receive training based specifically on the needs of each individual with whom they work. The training is individualized and based on assessments which are completed by professional clinical staff.

Oakwood considers all new admissions as short term and strives to provide the services needed in order for individuals to live their best life in the least restrictive setting. We work to make a transfer to a community setting.

Admission to any Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Kentucky requires court action. The process begins at the individual’s local community mental health center (CMHC).  Click here to find a list of CMHCs in Kentucky. The CMHC assists in determining if there are resources available to the individual that are less restrictive than placement in the ICF and referring the individual to those resources.

If it is determined additional assistance is needed, the CMHC contacts administrators at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) in Frankfort.

There is a court procedure, KRS 202B, that is required for admission to Oakwood. If it is determined that the individual is in need of placement at an Intermediate Care Facility, administrators at DBHDID determine to which facility the individual will be admitted. If Oakwood is to provide short-term placement, a pre-admission screening team completes an on-site assessment with the individual, his/her guardian and/or current community providers to prepare for the admission. 

Services at Oakwood are designed with a goal of transitioning back to a community placement as quickly as possible.