Utah

Utah currently has four Medicaid waivers that can serve children, and all of them are home and community based 1915(c) waivers. One waiver, for children who are medically complex, is new. All waivers are based only on child income without regard to parent income. See Utah’s HCBS Waivers page for general information about programs in Utah. 

There are also several adult-only waivers in Utah, including Acquired Brain Injury, New Choices, Physical Disabilities, and a waiver for Individuals 65 and older.

Advocacy Organizations in Utah:

Programs in Utah

WAIVER FOR TECHNOLOGY DEPENDENT, MEDICALLY FRAGILE INDIVIDUALS

Also called Travis C. Waiver

  • Target Population: Children who are medically fragile or technology dependent, and have a trach, vent, CPAP/BiPAP, or TPN.
  • Ages: 0-20
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 140
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2018
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides skilled nursing respite care, extended home health aide, extended private duty nursing, family directed support, FMS, family support services, in-home feeding therapy for medically fragile and technology dependent individuals, ages 0 – 20.
  • Online State Information: Travis C. Waiver
  • How to Apply: Call (801) 584-8505 or 1-800-829-8200.
  • Waiting List: There are 70 children and 27 physically disabled people on Utah's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
MEDICALLY COMPLEX CHILDREN'S WAIVER
  • Target Population: Children who are medically fragile.
  • Ages: 0-19
  • Levels of Care: Nursing Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 361
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2018
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides skilled nursing respite and routine respite, and FMS for medically fragile individuals ages 0-19.
  • Online State Information: Medically Complex Children's Waiver
  • How to Apply: Call (800) 662-9651.
  • Waiting List: Program is currently full. There are 70 children and 27 physically disabled people on Utah's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
COMMUNITY SUPPORTS WAIVER FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH ID AND OTHER RELATED CONDITIONS
  • Target Population: Children and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, including autism.
  • Ages: all ages
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 4951
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2020
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides day supports, homemaker, personal care, residential habilitation, respite care-intensive, supported employment, waiver support coordination, FMS, behavior consultation I, behavior consultation II, behavior consultation III, chore, companion services, environmental adaptations, extended living supports, family and individual training and preparation services, family training and preparation services, living start-up costs, massage therapy, personal budget assistance, PERS, professional medication monitoring, respite care-routine group, respite care-routine, respite care-weekly, specialized medical equipment/supplies/assistive technology-monthly, specialized medical equipment/supplies/assistive technology-purchase, supported living, transportation (non-medical) for individuals with autism, ID, DD, ages 0 - no max age.
  • Online State Information: Community Supports Waiver
  • How to Apply: Call (801) 538-4200.
  • Waiting List: There are 1802 people with developmental disabilities and 70 children on Utah's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
AUTISM

This waiver is being phased out.

  • Target Population: Young children with autism.
  • Ages: 2-6
  • Levels of Care: Intermediate Care Facility
  • Income Waiver: The waiver is based on the child's income only.
  • Waiver Type: 1915(c)
  • Spots: 229 reducing to 1
  • Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
  • Description from medicaid.govProvides respite, FMS, intensive individual support-consultation services, intensive individual support-direct service for children with autism, ages 2-6.
  • Online State Information: Autism Waiver
  • How to Apply: Call 801-538-6357.
  • Waiting List: There are 1802 people with developmental disabilities and 70 children on Utah's waiting list.
  • Advocacy/Support Group: Let us know if there is one.
OTHER PROGRAMS