Overview

The Miners Hospital at University of Utah Health

The Miners Hospital at University of Utah Health

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. A mining-related injury also 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.

If you are a disabled miner, we will provide services at our Miners Clinic at the Parkway Health Center in Orem. The Miners Clinic coordinates care with other University of Utah Health departments to provide specialized care when you need it.

The Miners Hospital is a division of the University of Utah Health Rehabilitation Center. If you have questions about services at the Miners Hospital, or if you would like to request an application for our services, call 801-581-2251. You can also call our toll-free number, 866-UMINERS.

We offer several services for miners and their families, including the following:

We also have an advisory council that oversees our services.

Payment for Medical Services

If you have health insurance, we will bill your health insurance first. If your insurance doesn't cover the total cost of services, the Miners Health Trust will cover the balance of your health service fees that are authorized by the Miners Hospital.

If you have no health insurance, the Miners Hospital will cover expenses that are authorized by the Miners Hospital for a mining-related illness or injury.

You can read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about our services.

Eligibility

To be eligible for services covered by the Miners Health Trust Fund, a miner must meet the following three criteria:

  1. Has worked in a Utah coal, metal, or non-metal mine for at least two years
  2. Has lived in Utah for at least two years immediately before he/she applied for services
  3. Is experiencing symptoms associated with a mining-related injury or illness

You can also read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about whether you may be eligible for our services.