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Collecting Your Information at U of U Health

University of Utah Health wants everyone in Utah to live a healthy life. We are committed to giving you the best care. To do this, we will ask you for personal facts about yourself. We want to know about these things:

  • Religion
  • Language 
  • Race and Ethnicity 
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity

These facts help us give you the personal care you deserve. 


We will ask you questions about your spiritual preferences.  Spiritual care supports your spirit or soul. We know that spiritual care is just as critical as physical care. We can also help you access the spiritual care that you may want. Your spiritual needs may include these:

  • Exploring personal meaning and purpose
  • Thinking about your legacy
  • Your feelings about home and faith

Learn more about spiritual care.


Often understanding medical information takes a lot of work. This can be more difficult if English is your second language. We want to speak with you in the language you are most comfortable speaking.  We want you to understand your options thoroughly. Then you can make the best decision for you. 

We provide free interpreter services to everyone.

Learn more about interpreting services

Race & Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity data helps us better care for you and better understand the people in our community. By understanding a patient’s race and ethnicity we can take steps to provide culturally responsive care within clinic settings. 

Learn more about race and ethnicity data collection.

New American

Knowing your new American status helps us improve your care. We can also connect you with social support you may need. We are working to reduce inequities in our community with this information. By understanding a patient’s new American status we can take steps to provide culturally responsive care. 

Learn more about New American services.

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

LGBTQAI+ people experience barriers to getting the health care they need. We know that you have unique health needs. Collecting sexual orientation and gender identification information helps improve care delivered in our system. We promise to provide the best care for everyone. 

Learn more about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Education.

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