Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Helping When it’s Needed Most
Connecting families with the healthcare providers they need
Four specialists are making themselves available for a bi-quarterly
clinic at TriCounty Health Department for children with special healthcare needs.
This program is presented by Health Clinics of Utah.
Set up your time, and learn more from our Care Coordinator.
TriCounty Health Department Care Coordinator will help you understand the process and be
the liaison between you, your children and the healthcare providers.
Meet the Coordinator
Wes Smith, BSW, TriCounty Health Department Care Coordinator: Wes has over a decade of experience in working with children and families in disability and child protection roles. More recently he has been involved in research and facilitation with Utah State University and Healthy Relationships Utah, conducting research and delivering fatherhood classes to parents in the community as well as fathers who are incarcerated. He is passionate about human services and the Uintah Basin.
A bit about what Wes does in the CSHCN Program: he serves as a hub of resources and advocacy for children and their families who are facing special medical circumstances, Wes provides intake and needs assessments as well as connecting patients to our Clinic which consists of specialists in the fields of Pediatric Psychology, Developmental Pediatrics, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, and soon to be added Speech Pathology. He also acts as a liaison between Primary physicians, schools, early intervention services and other agencies. Wes recognizes the importance of a medical home and the necessity of wrap around services in our rural communities.
Meet the Providers
Natalie Johnson graduated from Brigham Young University with her bachelor’s degree is Audiology and Speech Language Pathology. She completed her Doctorate of Audiology at A.T. Still University in Arizona. She has worked with patients of all ages throughout her career, but moved to northern Utah four years ago and has since focused exclusively on pediatric patients. She currently works full time for Primary Children’s Hospital. She loves audiology.
Lindsay Duke, Speech-Language Pathologist: Lindsay’s fascination for how children learn to talk led her to a career in helping children communicate better. She has been a speech-language pathologist since 2008. Her experience includes the medical setting with Intermountain Healthcare, and the school setting with Nebo School District. She is excited to be part of the Children with Special Healthcare Needs team. Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and son in the outdoors–hiking, biking, running, and competing in triathlons.