This is the Continuous Integration Build of FHIR (will be incorrect/inconsistent at times).
See the Directory of published versions icon ValueSet http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/location-form

Patient Administration icon Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Country: World, Not Intended for Production use
Official URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/location-form Version: 6.0.0-cibuild
draft as of 2024-05-14 Computable Name: LocationForm
Flags: Experimental OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.328

This value set is used in the following places:

This example value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate the physical form of the Location.


This expansion generated 14 May 2024

Expansion based on codesystem Location type v2.0.0 (CodeSystem) icon

This value set contains 15 concepts.

  si iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeSite

A collection of buildings or other locations such as a site or a campus.

  bu iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeBuilding

Any Building or structure. This may contain rooms, corridors, wings, etc. It might not have walls, or a roof, but is considered a defined/allocated space.

  wi iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeWing

A Wing within a Building, this often contains levels, rooms and corridors.

  wa iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeWard

A Ward is a section of a medical facility that may contain rooms and other types of location.

  lvl iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeLevel

A Level in a multi-level Building/Structure.

  co iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeCorridor

Any corridor within a Building, that may connect rooms.

  ro iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeRoom

A space that is allocated as a room, it may have walls/roof etc., but does not require these.

  bd iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeBed

A space that is allocated for sleeping/laying on. This is not the physical bed/trolley that may be moved about, but the space it may occupy.

  ve iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeVehicle

A means of transportation.

  ho iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeHouse

A residential dwelling. Usually used to reference a location that a person/patient may reside.

  ca iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeCabinet

A container that can store goods, equipment, medications or other items.

  rd iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeRoad

A defined path to travel between 2 points that has a known name.

  area iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeArea

A defined physical boundary of something, such as a flood risk zone, region, postcode

  jdn iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeJurisdiction

A wide scope that covers a conceptual domain, such as a Nation (Country wide community or Federal Government - e.g. Ministry of Health), Province or State (community or Government), Business (throughout the enterprise), Nation with a business scope of an agency (e.g. CDC, FDA etc.) or a Business segment (UK Pharmacy), not just an physical boundary

  vi iconhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/location-physical-typeVirtual

A location that is virtual in nature, such as a conference call or virtual meeting space


See the full registry of value sets defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe 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
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code