National Healthcare Directory Query
1.0.0-ballot - ballot United States of America flag

National Healthcare Directory Query, published by HL7 International - Patient Administration Work Group. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 1.0.0-ballot). This version is based on the current content of and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: Healthcare Service Category Value Set

Official URL: Version: 1.0.0-ballot
Active as of 2022-12-08 Computable Name: HealthcareServiceCategoryVS

Broad categories of healthcare services being performed or delivered.


Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 15 concepts

Expansion based on Healthcare Service Category Code System v1.0.0-ballot (CodeSystem)

  behav Health

Services related to the promotion of mental health, resilience and wellbeing; the treatment of mental and substance use disorders; and the support of those who experience and/or are in recovery from these conditions, along with their families and communities.


Services related to the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the mouth.

  dme Supplies

Health care consumables or equipments supplied to patients

  emerg care

Health care services rendered within a designated emergency care facility, for point-in-time evaluation and/or treatment any medical condition such that a prudent layperson possessing an average knowledge of medicine and health, believes that immediate unscheduled medical care is required.

  group Group

Health care services rendered by a group of people, e.g. a group of Physicians.

  home Health

Health care services delivered to patients within their residence rather than a clinical setting; usually provided by nurses, home health aides, and other professionals on a regularly scheduled visit.


Health care services rendered within a hospital or other inpatient setting providng patient treatment with specialzed medical and nursing staff and medical equipment.


Pathology and laboratory testing on clinical specimenst to obtain informaion about the health of a paeint to aid in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.



  outpat or Outpatient Facility

Health care services rendered in an outpatient facility, e.g. medical procedures, surgeries, etc.

  prov Provider

Health care services rendered by a person, e.g. Physician.


Services related to the storage, compounding, dispensing and sale of drugs.


Services which transport patients to or from a medical facility, e.g., ambulance.

  urg Care

Unscheduled health care services which provide for point-in-time evaluation or treatment of a non-life-threatening medical condition.


Services related to the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code