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ValueSet: Service category

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/service-category Version: 0.2.0
Standards status: Draft Maturity Level: 1 Responsible: FHIR Project team Computable Name: ServiceCategory
Other Identifiers: : urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.516

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


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 38 concepts

Expansion based on example code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/service-category version 4.0.1

Expansion based on http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/service-category version 4.0.1

All codes in this table are from the system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/service-category

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

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


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