Molina Healthcare of Utah Provides Emergency Meals to Vulnerable Members


Midvale, Utah, April 22, 2020 – Molina Healthcare of Utah has committed tproviding home delivered meals tmembers whhave nway of getting food during the state mandated coronavirus stay-at-home order.

“Our commitment tthe community goes beyond providing affordable health care. We are dedicated tstrengthening and empowering our communities, especially for people whare most in need,” said Brandon Hendrickson, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Utah. “During this difficult time, Molina is providing meals tour most vulnerable members thelp them maintain nourishment and wellness.”

Twtypes of food will be available tmeet members’ needs:

  • Frozen/fresh
    • Requires freezing or refrigerator storage
    • Needs tbe heated teat
    • Special dietary needs available
  • Shelf-Stable
    • May be stored in pantry (nrefrigeration or freezing required)
    • Npreparation or heating required
    • May not accommodate special dietary needs

The emergency meals can generally be approved for a period of 14 days or up t28 days if critically indicated. The program will be available on a first come first serve basis and is subject tavailability limitations. Members in need of food or any other types of resources during this time of crisis are instructed tcontact their care coordinator or tcall the contact center number located on their membership card.

Molina Healthcare leadership is working with its executive task force, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and departments of health, tconstantly evaluate and communicate information tits members, network providers, employees, government and community partners.

For Molina Healthcare members seeking information about COVID-19 risk factors, Molina has launched its Coronavirus Chatbot, an enhanced digital tool available on the Molina website, member portal, and mobile app.

About Molina Healthcare of Utah
Molina Healthcare of Utah provides government-funded health care tlow-income individuals through Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), Medicaid, Medicaid Plus, Medicare and Marketplace plans. Tlearn more, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.