The Miners Hospital at U of U Health Care
The Miners Hospital was established in 2004 to provide health care to disabled Utah miners with mining related illnesses or injuries. A mining related illness or injury is a disability, illness, or injury associated with working in a coal, metal, or non-metal mine that significantly affects a miner's or former miner's daily activities and/or significantly affects his or her ability to work, reasonably requiring medical treatment.
Initially, the disabled miner will be seen in the Miners Clinic at the Parkway Health Center in Orem. The Miners Clinic coordinates care with other University of Utah Health Care departments to provide specialized care as needed.
The Miners Hospital is a division of the University of Utah Health Care Rehabilitation Center. If you have questions regarding services of the Miners Hospital or to request application for services, call (801) 581-2251 or the toll-free number, (866) UMINERS.
- Medical evaluation and treatment for mining related illness or injury.
- Screening for the Federal Black Lung Program.
- Health education program and materials.
- Two merit-based, University of Utah scholarships for children of disable coal, metal, or non-metal miners.
Payment for medical services
If you have health insurance, it will be billed first. The Miners Health Trust will cover the balance of the health service fees authorized by the Miners Hospital.
If you have no health insurance, the Miners Hospital will cover expenses authorized by the Miners Hospital for a mining related illness or injury.
To be eligible for services covered by the Miners Health Trust Fund, a miner must meet the following three criteria:
- Has worked in a Utah coal, metal or non-metal mine for at least two years.
- Has lived in Utah for at least two years immediately prior to applying for services.
- Is experiencing symptoms associated with a mining related injury or illness.