FAQ

OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where is Primary Children's Hospital located?

Primary Children’s main hospital campus and outpatient services building are located in Salt Lake City, Utah on the campus of the University of Utah at the base of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.

Our network includes care at the following locations:

  • Primary Children’s Inpatient Unit at Riverton Hospital.
  • Primary Children’s Outpatient Services at Riverton Hospital.
  • Wasatch Canyons Behavioral Health Campus in Taylorsville.
  • Rehabilitation Clinics in Utah: Sandy, Taylorsville, Bountiful, and Ogden.
  • Specialty Clinics located throughout Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.

Why Should I choose Primary Children's Hospital?

Primary Children’s Hospital has been providing care to children and families across the West for more than 90 years. Primary Children’s ranks among the best children’s hospitals in the United on States, receiving top accolades from Parent’s Magazine and U.S. News and World Report for the last twenty years. In 2015, we were nationally-ranked in 7 out of 10 pediatric specialties.

Primary Children’s is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center serving the intermountain west. Our 289-bed hospital is equipped and staffed to care for children with complex illness and injury and provides care for a greater geographic area than any other children’s hospital in the U.S.

Our simple, yet powerful, philosophy of the The Child First and Always®, informs every decision we make and how we care for patients and their families.

Is Primary Children's Hospital owned by or affiliated with the LDS Church?

Like many hospitals across the country, Primary Children’s Hospital was started as a church-sponsored institution. The Primary Association (the children’s program) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints started Primary Children’s Hospital in 1922.

In 1975, the LDS Church gifted all of its hospitals to the community and created Intermountain Healthcare – an independent functioning, not-for-profit organization. Primary Children’s was one of the hospitals gifted to the community.

Today, Primary Children’s Hospital operates as part of Intermountain Healthcare and is one the top children’s hospitals in the United States, serving diverse children and families from across the country.

What is the relationship between Primary Children's Hospital and the University of Utah?

Primary Children’s Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital for the University of Utah School of Medicine. Most of the physicians at Primary Children’s Hospital are employees of the University of Utah. The hospital is located on the campus of the University of Utah.

Does Primary Children's Hospital provide charity care?

Primary Children’s Hospital, along with all of Intermountain Healthcare, is a not-for-profit healthcare system.

All donations are made to the foundation and are used to help children and families, either through charity care, supporting medical research, or in support of programs such as music therapy, art therapy, and bereavement therapy.

In 2014, Primary Children’s Hospital provided more than $14 million ($14,470,550) in charity care, spread over 15,210 cases. Financial assistance is provided based on need. Each year, an annual report detailing our use of donations is created and made publicly available.

What amenities are available for families?

The safety, care, and comfort of patients and families is of foremost importance. Our dedicated staff strives to provide personal care that promotes healing in an atmosphere of love and caring.

We have many amenities for families, including Child Life Specialists, a dedicated music therapy room, and the largest Ronald McDonald Family Room in the world.

Learn more about the many resources available to patients and families.

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