Newborn Screening Programs

Description: Programs that offer health screening services for neonates which are designed to prevent physical problems, intellectual disabilities and premature death through the early detection and treatment of genetic disorders which may not otherwise be detected until irreversible damage has occurred. A drop of blood is taken from each infant's heel prior to discharge and sent to a laboratory for analysis. A repeat specimen is recommended one to two weeks after birth if the original sample was taken within the first 24 hours of life. Newborn hearing screening is also available in some areas. (AIRS LF-7000.6000)

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Organization Name: Utah Department of Health
Address: PO Box 144610
Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-584-8256
Toll Free Phone: 800-961-4226
Fax: 801-584-8488
Eligibility: Automatically qualify if have documented medical diagnosis that meets criteria.
Wheelchair Accessible: Complete
Services Provided: Provides and promotes family-centered, care coordination and facilitates the development of community-based systems for children with special health care needs and their families. Direct Services provided by the University of Utah Health Care Center.
Programs include Autism System Development, Child Health Advanced Records Management (CHARM), Children's Hearing Aid Program, Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) Screening, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Public Health Initiative, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), Fostering Healthy Children Program, Integrated Services Program, Kurt Oscarson Children's Organ Transplant Fund, Newborn Bloodspot (Heelstick) Screening Program, Technology Dependent Waiver, and Utah Birth Defects Network.
Provider Profiles: Lynne Nilson, Director, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health
Original Source:
Last Updated: 9/4/2018
Organization Name: Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN), Utah Department of Health
Address: 44 North Mario Capecchi Dr.
PO Box 144610
UT 84114-4610
Phone: 801-584-8284
Toll Free Phone: 800-829-8200
Fax: 801-584-8492
Email: ehdi@utah.gov
Eligibility: Infants with possible developmental delays.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Administration of programs and training of professionals for newborn hearing screening in the state.
Goals. All newborns receive hearing screening before discharge or before 10 days of age if born out of hospital. For infants who do not pass, repeat the hearing screening no later than 14 days of age. If infants do not pass the second hearing screening, test for congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection before 21 days of age, complete a diagnostic hearing evaluation by a pediatric audiologist before 3 months of age. If infants are diagnosed with hearing loss, enroll infant into Early Intervention services before 6 months of age.
Provider Profiles: M - F 8 am to 5 pm
Program includes:
Children's Hearing Aid Program (CHAP)
Hearing Aid Recycling Program (HARP)

Stephanie McVicar, Program Manager
Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Coordinator - Jill Boettger email: cmv@utah.gov
Original Source:
Last Updated: 5/10/2018
44 N Mario Capecchi Drive
PO Box 144710
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4710
Phone: 801-584-8256
Service Categories:
Organization Name: Utah Department of Health
Address: 44 N Mario Capecchi Drive
PO Box 144710
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4710
Phone: 801-584-8256
Fax: 801-536-0966
Service Categories:
Services Provided: Utah's lab for heel-stick or blood-spot screening program for newborns. Samples are collected by hospitals or clinics with follow-up through the screening program. Hearing screening is conducted by a separate program.
Original Source:
Last Updated: 3/15/2018