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Quality nursing and health care services are provided for Utah veterans with U.S. military service during peacetime or wartime. While wartime service is not a requirement for admission to the nursing home, wartime veterans with one day or more of wartime service, as recognized by state and federal laws, have top priority. A veteran’s spouse or surviving spouse may also qualify for admittance to the Utah State Veterans Nursing Home, providing the marriage to the veteran occurred at least one year before the application.

In state-owned veterans homes, the VA pays for nearly one half the cost of care for the resident.  In certain instances of service connected disabilities, 100% of the cost of care is paid.  Care is available to all veterans and eligible dependents. 

Utah has four State Veterans Homes located in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Payson and Ivins. The state oversight agency is the Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs (UDVMA). The operations and management of the facilities is contracted to a private health Care provider (Avalon Health Care). All four facilities carry a 5-star CMS rating.

If you have any questions, would like to contribute to these facilities, or to sponsor a patient room, please contact the Utah Department of Veteran’s Affairs at either (801) 326-2372 or 1-800-894-9497.


Salt Lake Veterans Home

William E. Christoffersen
Salt Lake Veterans Home
State Officer: Berni Davis
700 S. Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, UT, 84113-1104
Phone: 801-584-1900
Fax: 801-584-1960

Ogden Veterans Home

George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home
State Officer: Alana Sparkman
1102 North 1200 West
Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: ( 801 ) 334-4300
Fax ( 801 ) 334-4309

CUVH Front entrance

Central Utah Veterans Home
State Officer: Jeff Hanson
1551 North Main Street
Payson, UT 84651
Phone: 801-465-5400
Fax: 801-465-4872

Ivins Veterans Home

Southern Utah Veterans Home
State Officer: Tony Moore
160 N. 200 E Street
Ivins, UT 84738
Phone: 435-634-5220
Fax: 435-673-5839


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