UTAH’S FREE AND LOW COST HEALTH SERVICES
UTAH HEALTHCARE RESOURCES AT LOW OR NO COST
Utah’s free and low cost health services are available to you. Listed below you will find healthcare resources throughout the Salt Lake Valley and the State of Utah. On the list, we also have clinics from Northern and Southern Utah. All of the listed clinics and community health centers state on their website whether or not they will accept a payment plan. Likewise, some clinics may provide services on a sliding fee scale. Other clinics are free. Contact the clinics or healthcare resources directly. They can explain their payment options.
If you want to win your Social Security Disability case, you need evidence. Therefore, you must see a doctor. Doctor’s progress notes, tests, and medical opinions are the evidence for your disability case. The SSA will only accept medical evidence from physicians, psychologist and psychiatrists. For example, for physical problems, you might need to see an orthopedist, an internist, or a neurologist.
However, for mental problems, you need to visit a psychologist or psychiatrist. You will also need to establish ongoing treatment with your psychologist or other provider. It is also smart to see a counselor on a weekly basis for mental issues. Once you see a provider over a period of months or years, then you have a relationship with that provider. As a result, they can support your disability claim.
SECONDARY ACCEPTABLE HEALTHCARE RESOURCES
The SSA realizes most patients get treatment from not only physicians, but other other providers at the doctor’s office. For example, most doctors employ a P.A. or Physician’s Assistant. Or, patient’s might see a Nurse Practitioner. That person might take your vitals or discuss your medical history. They may also follow you for chronic pain. For example, you may have a back impairment and see the doctor on your first visit. After that, you might go to physical therapy or go to weekly visits with the doctor’s physician assistant. Because patient’s see many providers, the SSA now accepts medical opinions from those providers.
YOU NEED MEDICAL EVIDENCE TO WIN DISABILITY BENEFIT IN UTAH
Below please find a list of free and low cost clinics and health centers in Utah. These places often offer free health care if you do not have the ability to pay to see a doctor. The clinics offer walk-in appointments, physician care, check-ups, and treatment for ongoing physical issues. You can obtain dental care, vaccinations, flu-shots, vision care and other treatment by calling the clinics near you. As a result of obtaining medical care, you have a much better chance of winning your disability case.
PHYSICAL HEALTHCARE RESOURCES IN UTAH
Fourth Street Clinic
404 S 400 W, SLC, UT
Central City Community Health
461 S 400 E, SLC, UT
Salt Lake Donated Dental Services
1383 S. 900 W.
Salt Lake City UT 84101
Health Clinics of Utah (includes Dental)
168 N 1950 W, #210, SLC UT
Maliheh Free Clinic
415 E 3900 S, SLC, UT
MENTAL HEALTH CARE IN UTAH – COUNSELING
Valley Mental Health
5965 S 900 E, Murray, UT
Valley Mental Health
280 E 600 S, SLC, UT
Sandy Counseling Services
8184 Highland Drive, Sandy, UT
322 E Broadway, SLC, UT
Jordan Valley (takes Medicaid)
3580 W 9000 S, W Jordan, UT
515 East 4500 South, G220
Salt Lake City UT 84107
PSYCHIATRIC FACILITIES FOR INPATIENT TREATMENT
In Utah, there are many leading psychiatric facilities. If you need help with severe mental illness, you should contact one of them. These facilities offer psychiatric treatment, education, and inpatient care. When individuals with mental illness are suicidal or in need of hospitalization, these are the resources that you need to contact. While these facilities may not be free, they will often work with Medicaid and Medicare. Additionally, they usually work with your insurance to get you the mental health treatment you need.
UTAH STATE HOSPITAL
Administrative Office – Mailing Address:
Phone: (801) 344-4400
At the Utah State Hospital charges are the amount a hospital bills an insurer for a service. For most patients, hospitals are reimbursed at a level well below these charges. Patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid programs have hospital reimbursement rates which are set by federal and state governments. Additionally, hospital charges may also include procedures, personnel, services and supplies. For example, room rates that include the space, equipment, nursing personnel and supplies may be part of the charges. Patients can get answers to questions about billing and insurance by contacting the Business Office at (801) 344-4215.
HUNTSMAN MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (Formerly the University Neuropsychiatric Institute or UNI)
501 Chipeta Way. SLC, UT, 84108
The Huntsman Mental Health Institute offers inpatient hospital treatment for adults who are suffering an acute mental health issue. The hospital offers six distinct units. As such, each unit sustains an environment appropriate to varying patient needs. For example, safety and therapeutic protocols on one unit may be designed for patients who are detoxing, while other units have safety precautions for patients struggling with psychosis.
SALT LAKE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
3802 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
At Salt Lake Behavioral Health, they are offering no-cost 24/7 assessments. They have mental health professionals 24/7 waiting for your call. These professionals will talk to you for free about appropriate mental health treatment. SLC Behavioral Health provides this at no cost to you. At their hospital, they treat Depression, Anxiety and trauma. Also, they treat addiction and help with suicidal thoughts and feelings. They have inpatient and outpatient treatment. Additionally, they have a treatment unit for adolescents ages 12 through 17 that are exhibiting severe psychiatric symptoms and behavioral issues.
HIGHLAND RIDGE HOSPITAL – PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT CENTER
You can call Highland Ridge Hospital at (866) 748-6165.
Highland Ridge Hospital specializes in evaluating and treating co-occurring conditions within their inpatient treatment program. They perform lab work to identify and manage any medical issues concurrent with psychiatric illness. Additionally, the team of physicians, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners at their inpatient treatment program understands the relationship between psychiatric and medical disorders. At their facility they provide patients an integrated model of care. As a result, they are known for their wrap-around services.