Maternal and Infant Health Program Maternal and Infant Health Program

Phone:
  SLC area: (801) 538-9970

FAX:
  SLC area: (801) 538-9409

Mail:
  Maternal and Infant Health Program
  P.O. Box 142001
  Salt Lake City UT
  84112-2001




Pregnant Medicaid Clients Eligible for Nutrition Counseling

In 2008 almost forty percent of pregnant Utah women were overweight or obese prior to pregnancy and half of pregnant women gained excessive weight during their pregnancy. Research has shown that entering pregnancy at an unhealthy weight and having unhealthy weight gain can poorly affect a woman’s pregnancy and offspring. Nutritional counseling can be an important tool for helping women with healthy pregnancy weight gain, achieve better nutrition during pregnancy, and help with postpartum weight loss.

In Utah, women enrolled in prenatal Medicaid are eligible for up to seven hours of counseling with a registered dietician during their pregnancy and postpartum. Providers can refer their pregnant patient who is nutritionally high risk to a registered dietician for this counseling.

Who is considered nutritionally at risk? The Utah Women Infants and Children (WIC) program includes a wide array of conditions including maternal underweight, overweight, or obese, and high or low maternal weight gain. We encourage providers to assess their clients and refer patients in need of counseling to a registered dietician.

Below is a list of registered dieticians who accept Medicaid in your area and have requested their names be included on this list:

Kaye Frost
Brigham City
435-734-0845
Mary Brown
Cedar City - Valley View Medical Center
435-868-5335
Celesta Lyman
Cedar City
435-586-2447
Sonia Neale
Logan
435-752-5646
Bonnie Farmer
Logan
435-792-6451
Rachel Richins
Logan
435-792-6451
Sherrie Green
Logan
435-792-6451
Sheryl Aguilar
Logan
(435) 757-7715
Julianne Steiner
Ogden - Endocrine And Diabetes Clinic
Phone: (801) 387-7900
Dana Gundersen
Ogden - McKay-Dee Hospital
801-387-7539
Charlotte Scott
Ogden - McKay-Dee Hospital
801-387-7539
Amy Wight
Ogden - McKay-Dee Hospital
801-387-7539
Jalaine Kantor
Provo – Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
801-357-8143
Peggy Mcclellan
Provo – Utah Valley Regional Medical Center
801-357-8143
Sharon Ernst
Salt Lake City
801-581-8738
Deon Gines
Salt Lake City – LDS Hospital
801-408-5482
Christie Benton
Dixie Regional Medical Center
St. George
435-251-3789
Lisa Wright
Tremonton
801-648-7012
Joyce Buhler
Vernal - Ashley Regional Medical Center
435-789-3342 Ext 174
Tina Chandler
West Valley City – Provo Areas
801-967-4344
Andrea Talbot
West Valley City
801-502-8204

List last updated on 7/14/2008