Area health department weighs in on medicaid server hack

ST. GEORGE – The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is aware of the recent theft of data from a computer server at the Utah Department of Health, affecting thousands of Medicaid and CHIP recipients.

“We are a separate entity from the Utah Department of Health,” said Dr. David Blodgett, SWUPHD Director. “All client data stored at our local county offices is protected and secure. However, scammers may try to take advantage of the situation, so be suspicious of anyone contacting you by phone or e-mail regarding this issue and requesting personal information.”

Medicaid clients can call 1-855-238-3339 to find out if their information was compromised. More information can also be found at

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