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Contact Us
Contact us by phone or email and complete the new patient intake form.

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Assessment
An in-person assessment will be performed during the first visit.

Diagnosis
The severity of the Disorder or Deficit is established for further treatment.

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Treatment
A treatment plan and frequency of visits is determined by the clinician.

Pro-Bono Services

The Center for Communication Disorders is a pro-bono clinic. This means that we treat community members in need at no cost and insurance is not required. At the CCD, we believe everyone deserves access to healthcare services. The services that we offer would not be possible without the help of generous donors and the RMUoHP Foundation.

New Patients

The Center for Communication Disorders accepts new patients as space is available. You do not need a referral from another doctor. Since there is no cost for services provided at the clinic, there may be a waiting list. If there is a waiting list for services, patients will be prioritized based on the following:

  • Time of request (first come, first served)
  • Patient’s access to other services
  • Severity of need
  • Appropriateness for CCD
  • Eligibility for other target programs

Assessments

An assessment frequently called an evaluation, analyzes a person’s communication skills. Assessments are necessary to develop a treatment or therapy plan for any type of speech or language disorder. These will be conducted before treatment begins.

Assessments are conducted at the clinic by speech-language pathologists and graduate student speech-language pathology students

Assessments are scheduled in two-hour blocks. In some cases, an appointment may end early if the evaluation has been completed in less time than scheduled. If more time is required, a separate appointment can be scheduled.

Diagnosis

A communication, swallowing, or voice disorder is a condition that impacts a person’s ability to participate fully in social, cultural, educational, or vocational activities. A client’s diagnosis will guide the client and the clinician in developing an appropriate treatment plan.

Treatments

A treatment plan, also known as a “therapy plan”, outlines the specific needs of the client and states the goals of therapy. Each treatment duration and frequency is determined by the client’s need. The most common treatment schedule is once or twice per week for 50 minutes.

Services and treatments at the CCD are provided by students in the Master of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, under the direction and close supervision of faculty members who are licensed Speech-Language Pathologists. The students and faculty members work together to plan and implement each patient’s evaluation and treatment plan.

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Forms & Documents

New Patient Intake Form For Adults

Please complete this form before your first appointment.

English Form

Forma Española

New Patient Intake Form For Children

Please complete this form before your child’s first appointment.

English Form

Forma Española

Consent To Treat Form and Client Acknowledgement

Please complete this form before your first appointment

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HIPPA Privacy and Security Policy

This Policy describes the roles and responsibilities regarding the privacy and security of client-protected health information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Center for Communication Disorders?

The Center for Communication Disorders also known as the CCD is a pro-bono speech-language pathology clinic located in Provo, Utah. We offer many communication services that are aimed at helping the underserved and uninsured in our community.

What is the CCD’s relationship to Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions?

The Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Foundation was established in 2009 with the mission to advance the quality and accessibility of healthcare. The Foundation, therefore, supports the University’s pro-bono healthcare clinics, including the Center for Communication Disorders. The CCD staff is comprised of licensed clinicians and students from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Who is the CCD for?

The CCD is a pro-bono clinic available for underserved and underinsured or uninsured community members. The CCD offers service to clients of all ages in a safe and inclusive environment without regard to economic status, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

How much does it cost?

The CCD is a pro-bono clinic. This means we treat community members in need at no cost and insurance is not required.

What if my speech disorder or deficit is not listed under the services?

The CCD offers a broad range of speech-language pathology services. If your service is not listed on the website, please call our office to verify if we are able to provide treatment for your disorder or deficit.

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment please call the CCD at 801.734.6821 or email us at [email protected] If you are a new patient you will be asked to complete our new patient intake form. All clients are first scheduled for an assessment and if it is recommended, will be scheduled for treatment or may be placed on a waitlist depending on our clinic availability.

What if I am already working with a speech-language pathologist?

After the evaluation, the clinician will make recommendations and if they include additional treatment, we will work collaboratively with any other providers.

Do you provide teletherapy services?

Yes, we provide teletherapy services for some treatment plans.

What is the pediatric feeding and swallowing clinic?

This clinic provides both evaluation and treatment for difficulty eating or drinking. The team includes a dietitian, speech-language pathologist, counselor, and a consultant physical therapist. Children with complex medical needs are a specialty. Call to see if your child might benefit from this service.

What are your business hours?

The CCD is open and operational Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm during each academic term. However, the clinic will be closed on University observed holidays, and for a short duration between academic terms. Closure dates will be provided at the start of the academic year.

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Location

561 East Lakeview Parkway
Provo, UT 84606

Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 8AM - 6PM
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Contact Us

801.734.6821

[email protected]