Welcome Home

Welcome to Kentucky’s new home for compassionate, interdisciplinary care for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Welcome to the Lee Specialty Clinic.

From the moment we opened our doors, we changed the world for persons with IDD. We reimagine what is possible and redefine the practice of healthcare for our patients. Our difference isn’t just our commitment to better outcomes for our patients; it’s our unique culture of caring for all who enter our doors.

Where Compassion Lives


The Lee Specialty Clinic is proudly named after Jimmie Lee of Elizabethtown, a tireless advocate, and a leading voice for Kentuckians with IDD. We continue his advocacy, as the groundbreaking provider of seamless medical, dental, psychiatric and therapeutic care.

We understand the special needs of persons with IDD and their families. Designed for patients age 16 and older, this isn’t mainstream healthcare as usual. It’s as exceptional as the patients we serve.

“I have followed the evolution of the Lee Specialty Clinic for nearly a decade, and I've seen the results of the work done by the doctors who work there. They are truly international leaders in this field.”

- Timothy Shriver, PhD, Chairman of the Board, Special Olympics International


Home Of Comprehensive Care

Services Provided:

Primary Care Medicine
General Dentistry
Clinical Psychology
Behavior Analysis
Diagnostic/Laboratory Services
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy
Pharmacological Counseling
Nutritional Counseling
Crisis Intervention.

Affiliate Specialty Services:

ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat)
Oral Surgery
Limited Orthodontics

Our specialized Crisis Response Program coordinates access to a wealth of services throughout the community to persons with IDD who find themselves in crisis.

Funding for the Lee Specialty Clinic is provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services – Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.