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Health Care Services in Utah

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Health Department of UtahThe Health Department[1] of the state of Utah is responsible in providing the best medical facility to the people of the state. The department along with state’s 12 local health departments works for the betterment of the health system of the people. This Department prevents and detect outbreaks of infectious disease, protect citizens from man-made and natural disasters, promote healthy lifestyles and safe behaviors and offers access to health care facilities for the most vulnerable populations of Utah. The main aim of the Department of Health of Utah is to make the state a place where everyone can enjoy the best health possible.

Hospitals in Utah

The state of Utah has many good hospitals which efficiently work for betterment the people of the state. The hospitals in Utah are well equipped with all the latest technologies. Some of the major hospitals of the Utah include:

Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Timpanogos Regional HospitalThe Timpanogos Regional Hospital is one of the major hospitals in Utah. The Services provided by the hospital include: Advanced NICU Equipment, Breast Milk Donation Center at TRH, Cancer Care, Cardiac Cath Lab, Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Emergency Services, Orthopedics, Robotic Surgery, Spine Services, Heart Attack Education, Imaging & Radiology, Maternity Services and Nephrectomy.

Contact Details
Timpanogos Regional Hospital
750 W 800 North
Orem, UT 84057
Phone no:(801) 714-6000

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Intermountain Medical CenterIntermountain Medical Center

The Intermountain Medical Center was established in the year 2007, and since then hospital has become as one of the finest hospitals in the state. The services provided by the hospital include: Cancer, Chest Clinic, Critical Care & Emergency, Diabetic Foot Clinic, Dialysis, Endoscopy Center, Hearing & Hearing Aids, Outpatient Services, Palliative Care, Sleep Services, Surgical Services, Therapy & Rehabilitation, Transplant Services and Women's Services.

Contact Details

5121 Cottonwood Street Murray,
UT 84107
Phone no: (801) 507-7000

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Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

Salt Lake Regional Medical CenterThe Salt Lake Regional Medical Center was established in the year 1875. This hospital was one of the first hospitals in the Salt Lake Valley. The services offered by the hospital are Asthma Care, Breast Care, Cancer Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency Care, Heart Care, Hyperbaric Medicine, Incontinence, Intensive Care Unit, IV Therapy, Maternity Care, Mental Health, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pulmonary Clinic, Physical Therapy, Senior Services, Sleep Center, Sports Medicine, Surgical Services, Weight Loss Surgery and Wound Healing.

Contact Details

1050 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone no: (801) 350-4111

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Ogden Regional Medical Center

Ogden Regional Medical Center

The services provided by the Ogden Regional Medical Center includes Cancer Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Diagnostic Tests, Emergency Services, Gynecological (Robotic-Assisted) Heart Attack Education, Imaging & Radiology, Joint Replacement, Maternity Care, Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), Orthopedic and Joint Care, Surgical Services, Tomotherapy, Urology (Robotic-Assisted), Women & Children and Wound Care and Hyperbaric.

Contact Details

Ogden Regional Medical Center
5475 S. 500 E
Ogden, UT 84405
Phone no: (801) 479-2111

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Medicaid in Utah

Medicaid in Utah
Medicaid[2] is health insurance program for the uncared section of the people of Utah. The Medicaid program of Utah pays for medical facilities for low-income pregnant women, individuals, children, who are elderly or have a disability, parents and women with breast or cervical cancer.

Medicaid of Utah offers many programs that offer accessible, sustainable and quality health care for its members. The programs include Traditional and Non-Traditional Medicaid, Spend down Program (Medically Needy), Medicaid Long-Term Care and Waiver Programs, Autism Waiver Program, Buyout Program, Children's Health Insurance Program, Utah's Premium Partnership for Health Insurance and Primary Care Network.

In order to be eligible for Medicaid one must have the following criteria:
  • Child under Age 1
  • Child Age 0-5
  • Child Age 6-18
  • Child Medically Needy
  • Foster Care Medicaid
  • Child in Subsidized Adoption
  • Pregnant Woman
  • Medically Needy Pregnant Woman
  • Parent / Caretaker Relative Medicaid
  • Family Medically Needy Medicaid
  • 12 Month Transitional Medicaid
  • Woman with Breast or Cervical Cancer
  • Aged, Blind or Disabled
  • Medicaid Work Incentive Program
  • Spend down Program (Medically Needy)
  • Medicare Cost-Sharing Programs
  • Medicaid for Long-Term Care and Waiver Programs
  • Refugee Medicaid
  • Emergency Medicaid

Contact Details

Utah Department of Health
Division of Medicaid and Health Financing
P.O. Box 143106
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-3106

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Blood Banks in Utah

American Red Cross in UtahThe American Red Cross Biomedical Services plays a pivotal role in the health care system of Indiana. It is the largest single blood supplier and supplier of blood products in America.Following are the various blood bank centers located in Utah are:

Layton Donor Center

852 W Hill Field Rd STE B
Am Red Cross Donor Ctr Wb Layton
Layton, UT 84041

Orem Donor Center
384 E 1300 S
Am Red Cross Dc Orem
Orem, UT 84057

St. George Donor Center
476 E Riverside Dr STE B-6
Am Red Cross Donor Ctr Wb St George
St George, UT 84790

ARUP Blood Services in Utah is a non-profit collection center. The ARUP Blood Services offers blood services to the state’s five main hospitals which are Huntsman Cancer Institute, Primary Children's Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, South Jordan Health Center, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. The Blood centre location in Utah is:

Sandy Facility
9786 Sandy Parkway (500 West)
Sandy, UT 84070

Research Park Facility
500 Chipeta Way (Building 580)
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Salt Lake Donor Center
6616 S 900 E
Am Red Cross Donor Ctr Wb Salt Lake
Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Utah Lions Eye bank

Utah Lions Eye bankThe Lions eye bank of Utah was established in the year 1972, with the help of Lions Eye Foundation. The Utah Lions Eye Bank serves people of the state by encouraging them to pledge and ultimately donate their eyes after their death.

Contact Details

Utah Lions Eye Bank
65 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132
Phone no: 801.581.2039
Fax: 801.585.5703

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Utah Health Care Programs

The Health Department of Utah has taken up several health care programs to improve the health system of the people of Utah. Some of the Health care programs of Utah include:

Utah Arthritis Program

The Utah Department of Health Created the Utah Arthritis Program in 1999 in order to upgrade the quality of life for people affected by the problem of arthritis. The Administration on Aging (AoA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helps the health department in running this program successfully.

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Baby Watch Early Intervention Program

The Baby Watch Early Intervention Program offers early identification and developmental facilities for families of infants and toddlers from birth to three years of age. Some of the services offered through this program are:
  • A full evaluation of the current health and development status of the child.
  • Coordination of service among providers, programs and agencies.
  • Programs to build on family concerns, priorities and resources.
  • Developmental services like physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language therapy.
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Environment, Policy, and Improved Clinical Care Program (EPICC) Program

This program is a consolidation of three programs which are Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, and the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Program and Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. The three programs was combined in order to assist in the coordination of activities to make sure an efficient, productive and collaborative program that focused on health outcomes.

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Women, Infants and Children Program

Women, Infants and Children Program are a nutrition program that takes care of new mothers, pregnant women, and young children. This program also teaches the people to stay healthy, eat well, and learn about nutrition.

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Health Statistics and Vital Records of Utah

The Office of Vital Records[3] and Statistics of Utah is responsible in maintaining the entire system of system of Vital Records and Statistics of the state through documentation and certifying the facts of births, deaths, and family formation for the legal purposes of the people of Utah.

Birth rate in 2013: 17.6

Death Rate in 2013:

Infant Mortality rates
[4] in 2013: 5.1
  • Under 1 day: 2.3
  • 1to 6 days: 3.0
  • 1 to 4 weeks: 3.6
  • 1 to 11 months: 3.6

Top 10 leading Causes of Death[5] in Utah
  • Diseases of heart
  • Malignant neoplasms
  • Unintentional injuries
  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide)
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Influenza and pneumonia
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and Nephrosis

  1. Utah Health Department
  2. Medicaid in Utah
  3. Utah Vital Records
  4. Infant Mortality Rates in Utah
  5. Leading Causes of Death in Utah
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