Release 5 Preview #2 Code System

Patient Administration Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Title:Service category

This value set defines an example set of codes that can be used to classify groupings of service-types/specialties.

Committee:Patient Administration Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.1144 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: Service category (This value set defines an example set of codes that can be used to classify groupings of service-types/specialties.)

This code system defines many codes, of which the following are some examples:

1 AdoptionAdoption
2 Aged CareAged Care
34 Allied HealthAllied Health
3 Alternative/Complementary TherapiesAlternative & Complementary Therapies
4 Child Care /KindergartenChild Care and/or Kindergarten
5 Child DevelopmentChild Development
6 Child Protection & Family ServicesChild Protection & Family Services
7 Community Health CareCommunity Health Care
8 CounsellingCounselling
36 Crisis Line (GPAH use only)Crisis Line (GPAH use only)
9 Death ServicesDeath Services
10 DentalDental
11 Disability SupportDisability Support
12 Drug/AlcoholDrug/Alcohol
13 Education & LearningEducation & Learning
14 Emergency DepartmentEmergency Department
15 EmploymentEmployment
16 Financial & Material AidFinancial & Material aid
17 General PracticeGeneral Practice/GP (doctor)
35 HospitalHospital
18 Housing/HomelessnessHousing/Homelessness
19 InterpretingInterpreting
20 JusticeJustice
21 LegalLegal
22 Mental HealthMental Health
23 Physical Activity & RecreationPhysical Activity & Recreation
24 RegulationRegulation
25 Respite/Carer SupportRespite/Carer Support
26 Specialist Clinical PathologySpecialist Clinical Pathology - requires referral
27 Specialist MedicalSpecialist Medical - requires referral
28 Specialist Obstetrics & GynecologySpecialist Obstetrics & Gynecology - requires referral
29 Specialist PaediatricSpecialist Paediatric - requires referral
30 Specialist Radiology/ImagingSpecialist Radiology/Imaging - requires referral
31 Specialist SurgicalSpecialist Surgical - requires referral
32 Support Group/sSupport group/s
37 Test Message (HSD admin)Test Message (HSD admin use only)
33 TransportTransport


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. 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