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  • Activities of Daily Living Assessment (1)
    LF-0100

    Activities of Daily Living Assessment

    LF-0100

    Programs that evaluate an individual's capacity for self-care and his or her ability to function independently in the context of everyday living and which, where necessary, may recommend rehabilitative services (e.g., independent living skills instruction), supportive services (e.g., attendant care, personal care or home health care), or an alternative residential setting (e.g., an assisted living center or nursing facility). Activities of daily living include bathing, eating, dressing, mobility, transferring from bed to chair and using the toilet. Most assessments also include instrumental activities of daily living such as using the telephone, taking medication, money management, housework, meal preparation, laundry and grocery shopping. Evaluation services are generally provided for individuals who have physical and/or mental limitations or for people whose age may constitute a temporary (children) or developing (elderly) limitation.
  • Advocacy for Kidney Disease (1)
    FP-0500 * YF-3000.4360

    Advocacy * Kidney Disease

    FP-0500 * YF-3000.4360

    Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services to which they are entitled and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community; which attempt to marshal public support for a particular issue or cause; or which seek to influence legislation, local ordinances or administrative rulings in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific social, political or environmental goals.

    Any of a number of pathological conditions of the kidneys, the organs that are responsible for urination and for helping to regulate the water, electrolyte and acid-base content of the blood.

  • AIDS/HIV Control (2)
    JP-1500.1700-050

    AIDS/HIV Control

    JP-1500.1700-050

    Programs that attempt to control the occurrence of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a group of symptoms (including certain infections and/or cancers) that collectively characterize the condition and are the result of a weakening of the immune system caused by infection with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Activities include surveillance of the occurrence of the disease in the community, investigation of individual cases, and development of case histories and other interventions that will help to increase the medical establishment's understanding of the causes of the diseases and potential methods of prevention and cure. AIDS control activities are often initiated by local HIV prevention planning groups that are responsible for developing needs assessments and planning long and short-term strategies specific to target communities as determined by the studies.
  • AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling (1)
    LH-2700.0150

    AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling

    LH-2700.0150

    Programs that provide counseling services for individuals at risk for contracting or transmitting the HIV virus with the objective of supporting their ability to make behavior changes that will reduce their risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV. Counseling involves a personal risk assessment, development of a personalized action plan and the decision to seek an HIV test. Individuals who have a history of injection drug use, unprotected intercourse or sexual contact, sexual activity at a young age, multiple sex partners, sexually transmitted infection, and/or sex trade work are considered to be at high or increased risk and are targets for prevention counseling.
  • Alternative Medicine Associations (1)
    TN-5000.0100

    Alternative Medicine Associations

    TN-5000.0100

    Organizations whose members are individuals whose practices incorporate any of a wide variety of health care and treatment procedures that fall outside the mainstream of conventional medical practice who have affiliated for the purpose of advancing their profession, promoting mutual interests, participating in medical seminars and conferences, networking with their peers, subscribing to medical journals and other publications, and taking advantage of other opportunities for continuing professional development. Included are associations for practitioners of acupressure, acupuncture, apitherapy, aromatherapy, autogenic therapy, biofeedback, colonic irrigation, craniosacral therapy, crystal therapy, feng shui, guided imagery, herbal medicine, holistic health care, homeopathic medicine, iridology, macrobiotic counseling, magnetic therapy, massage, Native American traditional healing, naturopathy, osteopathy, oxygen therapy, reflexology, spiritual healing, therapeutic fasting and/or vitamin therapy.
  • Alzheimer's Disease (1)
    YF-3000.2380-050

    Alzheimer's Disease

    YF-3000.2380-050

    An age-related, non-reversible brain disorder that develops over a period of years. Initially, people experience memory loss and confusion, which may be mistaken for the kinds of memory changes that are sometimes associated with normal aging. The symptoms gradually lead to behavior and personality changes, a decline in cognitive abilities such as decision-making and language skills and problems recognizing family and friends; and ultimately to a severe loss of mental function. Alzheimer's disease is one of a group of disorders called dementias that are characterized by cognitive and behavioral problems. It is the most common cause of dementia among people age 65 and older.
  • Alzheimer's Disease for Families/Friends of People with Alzheimer's Disease (1)
    YF-3000.0440 * YJ-6730

    Alzheimer's Disease * Families/Friends of People with Alzheimer's Disease

    YF-3000.0440 * YJ-6730

    A form of presenile dementia, which is due to the atrophy of the frontal and occipital lobes of the brain, which usually occurs in people age 40 to 60 and which involves progressive and irreversible loss of memory, deterioration of intellectual functions, apathy, speech and gait disturbances, and disorientation.

    The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have Alzheimer's disease, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by concern about the individual.

  • Ambulatory Pediatrics (1)
    LV-6800.0500

    Ambulatory Pediatrics

    LV-6800.0500

    Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive, primary care outpatient services for individuals, from infancy through young adulthood, who do not require hospitalization.
  • Anatomical Gifts (3)
    LH-0500

    Anatomical Gifts

    LH-0500

    Programs that acquire and store blood, body organs and other body fluids and tissues for use by other individuals; which accept donated cadavers for research and/or teaching purposes; or which provide organ donor cards.
  • Blood Banks (1)
    LH-0500.0900-100

    Blood Banks

    LH-0500.0900-100

    Programs that acquire, process, type, transport and store whole blood and blood products including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma constituents for use by people who need transfusions; and which conduct pretransfusion compatibility tests to ensure that blood transfusions, when necessary, are as safe as possible.
  • Blood Donor Stations (1)
    LH-0500.0900-150

    Blood Donor Stations

    LH-0500.0900-150

    Locations, often established by blood banks, where people can come to donate blood.
  • Blood Drive Assistant Volunteer Opportunities (1)
    PX-3000.1000

    Blood Drive Assistant Volunteer Opportunities

    PX-3000.1000

    Organizations that are actively seeking individuals who are willing, on a voluntary basis without remuneration, to register and escort blood donors, serve refreshments and do other tasks, as requested, at community blood drives.
  • Blood Drives (1)
    LH-0500.0900-180

    Blood Drives

    LH-0500.0900-180

    Programs that conduct campaigns which encourage volunteers to donate blood to ensure that blood supplies remain at safe levels; provide information about dates, times and locations where donations can be made; and schedule appointments for people who agree to donate.
  • Blood Supply Services (1)
    LH-0500.0900

    Blood Supply Services

    LH-0500.0900

    Programs that are responsible for acquiring and maintaining supplies of donated blood and blood products that support the needs of patients who require a transfusion.
  • Bone Marrow Donation Registries (1)
    LH-0500.1170

    Bone Marrow Donation Registries

    LH-0500.1170

    Programs that maintain a computerized registry that records the tissue type of individuals who have agreed to donate stem cells as a means of facilitating unrelated donor stem cell transplants for patients with life-threatening blood diseases who do not have matching donors in their families. When a patient contacts the registry for assistance, the computer crosschecks its records to see if there is a match for the individual.
  • Brain Disorders (1)
    YF-3000.1300

    Brain Disorders

    YF-3000.1300

    Any of a variety of conditions that are characterized by significant impairment of brain tissue and resultant loss of brain function including degenerative illnesses (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and other cerebrovascular accidents), genetic variations or mutations that affect the development and functioning of the brain either in utero or following birth, traumatic brain injury, post infection damage, brain tumors, and permanent damage that occurs as a result of seizures, substance toxicity or other disorders as well as conditions affecting the brain that are present prior to birth.
  • Brain Injury Assessment (1)
    LF-4900.1200

    Brain Injury Assessment

    LF-4900.1200

    Programs that conduct medical tests to determine the extent of brain injuries and the type of treatment and rehabilitation that are needed. Brain injuries may be hereditary, congenital, degenerative or acquired. Acquired brain injuries include central nervous system injury from physical trauma (traumatic brain injuries), anoxia or hypoxic episodes and allergic conditions, toxic substances, and other acute medical/clinical incidents.
  • Breast Cancer (2)
    YF-3000.1480-120

    Breast Cancer

    YF-3000.1480-120

    A condition in which there is a malignancy in the tissue of the breast which is characterized by a lump, thickening or other abnormalities. Included is Paget's disease of the nipple, an uncommon type of cancer that forms in or around the nipple and is characterized mild scaling and flaking which may later spread to the areola or other regions of the breast. The disease may also originate in the areola where it resembles eczema, a non-cancerous, itchy rash. Symptoms may include tingling, itching, increased sensitivity, burning and pain. There may also be discharge from the nipple which may appear flattened against the breast. Most people with Paget's disease of the nipple also have underlying breast cancer which may be invasive or confined to the milk ducts.
  • Breast Examinations for People Without Health Insurance / People With Inadequate Health Insurance (1)
    LF-4900.1500-120 * YJ-8800 * YJ-8780

    Breast Examinations * People Without Health Insurance / People With Inadequate Health Insurance

    LF-4900.1500-120 * YJ-8800 * YJ-8780

    Programs that offer the screening procedure for the early detection of breast cancer which involves a manual examination of the breasts for lumps, thickening or other abnormalities.

    Individuals and families who have no health care insurance coverage and who may not be receiving adequate medical care as a consequence.

    Individuals who do not have adequate coverage to address their medical needs including prescription drugs, doctor visits, medical tests, surgery or other medical procedures or interventions for catastrophic medical conditions.

  • Cancer (3)
    YF-3000.1480

    Cancer

    YF-3000.1480

    Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.
  • Cancer for Leukemia (1)
    YF-3000.1480 * YF-3000.4640

    Cancer * Leukemia

    YF-3000.1480 * YF-3000.4640

    Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.

    A chronic or acute disease of unknown etiological factors that is characterized by unrestrained growth of leukocytes (white blood corpuscles) and their precursors in the tissues. Leukemia is classified according to the dominant cell type and the severity of the disease.

  • Cancer Clinics (1)
    LT-1750.1500

    Cancer Clinics

    LT-1750.1500

    Programs that provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services on an inpatient or outpatient basis for individuals who have cancer.
  • Cancer Detection (2)
    LF-4900.1500

    Cancer Detection

    LF-4900.1500

    Programs that offer any of a variety of tests which are used to identify people who have some form of cancer which, if caught in an early stage, may be treated with a higher probability of success.
  • Cardiovascular Medicine (1)
    LV-3300.1500

    Cardiovascular Medicine

    LV-3300.1500

    Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive medical management including preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have diseases or other conditions that affect the heart, lungs and blood vessels. Cardiologists manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life threatening abnormal heart beat rhythms in settings such as coronary care units of hospitals.
  • CAT Scans (1)
    LF-4800.8600-150

    CAT Scans

    LF-4800.8600-150

    Programs that offer the diagnostic technique which utilizes a computer to produce cross-sectional views of the anatomical part being investigated based on x-ray data.
  • Cavity Prevention Measures (1)
    LV-1600.1300

    Cavity Prevention Measures

    LV-1600.1300

    Dental programs that provide any of a variety of procedures that will help prevent tooth decay.
  • Cervical Cancer (1)
    YF-3000.1480-150

    Cervical Cancer

    YF-3000.1480-150

    A condition in which there is a malignancy in the tissue at the neck of the uterus.
  • Chemotherapy/Radiation Therapy (1)
    LT-1500

    Chemotherapy/Radiation Therapy

    LT-1500

    Programs that treat people who have a particular illness or condition through the application of chemical reagents which have a specific and toxic effect upon the disease-causing organism, or through the use of radioactive substances including radioactive isotopes and ionizing radiation to kill diseased cells. Included are radioactive implants, x-ray radiation therapy and supervoltage and megavoltage treatments with specialized equipment including cobalt units, linear accelerators with or without electron team therapy capability, betatrons and van de Graff machines.
  • Chest X-Rays (1)
    LF-4800.1500

    Chest X-Rays

    LF-4800.1500

    Programs that offer the screening procedure for the early detection of lung cancer, tuberculosis and other diseases of the lungs and chest cavity which involves use of electromagnetic waves to produce a photograph of the lungs and chest area.
  • Children and Youth With Disabilities/Health Conditions (1)
    YJ-8750.1500

    Children and Youth With Disabilities/Health Conditions

    YJ-8750.1500

    Children and adolescents who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their performance in school and their ability to engage in one or more major life activities.
  • Children's Hospitals (2)
    LL-3000.1450

    Children's Hospitals

    LL-3000.1450

    Health care facilities staffed by physicians, nurses and support staff with training in pediatrics that provide specialized care in an inpatient setting for infants, children and adolescents who are ill or injured.
  • Chiropractic (1)
    LT-1510

    Chiropractic

    LT-1510

    Programs that are based on the premise that optimum health is dependent on the degree to which the nervous system is operating efficiently and that dysfunction and disease are often caused by misalignments of the vertebrae which place pressure on nerve tissue and interfere with the conduction of nerve impulses to other parts of the body. Chiropractic treatment involves manipulation of the vertebrae to release pressure on the nervous tissue and restore the normal function of the nervous system.
  • Chronic Disease Self Management Programs (3)
    LH-2700.1540

    Chronic Disease Self Management Programs

    LH-2700.1540

    Health care programs that provide multidisciplinary education, training and support regarding recommended therapeutic regimens, medical procedures and self-care for adults, adolescents and/or children who have undergone surgery or who have chronic conditions (such as diabetes, asthma/COPD, kidney disease/ESRD, heart disease/hypertension and AIDS) that require ongoing management, and/or for family members who may be involved in their care or affected by their condition. The objective of these programs is to empower patients to manage their own chronic conditions in partnership with their health care providers. Chronic disease self management assistance may be provided in a variety of settings including classes/workshops, individual counseling sessions and as home-based services, particularly in situations where conditions in the home have an impact on the individual's illness. Chronic diseases are illnesses that are prolonged, do not resolve spontaneously, and are rarely cured completely.
  • Chronic Disease Self Management Programs for Diabetes (2)
    LH-2700.1540 * YF-3000.2440

    Chronic Disease Self Management Programs * Diabetes

    LH-2700.1540 * YF-3000.2440

    Health care programs that provide multidisciplinary education, training and support regarding recommended therapeutic regimens, medical procedures and self-care for adults, adolescents and/or children who have undergone surgery or who have chronic conditions (such as diabetes, asthma/COPD, kidney disease/ESRD, heart disease/hypertension and AIDS) that require ongoing management, and/or for family members who may be involved in their care or affected by their condition. The objective of these programs is to empower patients to manage their own chronic conditions in partnership with their health care providers. Chronic disease self management assistance may be provided in a variety of settings including classes/workshops, individual counseling sessions and as home-based services, particularly in situations where conditions in the home have an impact on the individual's illness. Chronic diseases are illnesses that are prolonged, do not resolve spontaneously, and are rarely cured completely.

    A disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body is unable to adequately metabolize sugar. Principal symptoms are elevated blood sugar, sugar in the urine, excessive urine production and increased food intake. Complications of diabetes if left untreated include low resistance to infections leading to a susceptibility to gangrene, cardiovascular and kidney disorders, disturbances in the electrolyte balance and eye disorders, some of which may lead to blindness.

  • Chronic Pain (1)
    YF-3000.6090-150

    Chronic Pain

    YF-3000.6090-150

    A condition in which an individual experiences pain which persists beyond the expected time required for healing of an injury or after the expected course of an acute illness, usually with a duration of greater than six months. Chronic pain arises from a number of causes including invasion or compression syndromes due to cancer, neurological disorders such as neuralgia, phantom limb pain, nerve entrapment syndromes, spinal cord damage, muscular inflammation syndromes, and syndromes involving lesions in the thalamus.
  • Clinical Trials (1)
    LT-1530

    Clinical Trials

    LT-1530

    Observational and interventional research studies conducted with human volunteers that seek answers to specific questions that relate to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and/or management of diseases, disabilities or other related conditions. Clinical trials may be conducted by government health agencies, researchers affiliated with a hospital or university medical program, independent researchers or private industry; and test the efficacy of new drugs, new combinations of existing drugs, new dose schedules and routes of administration, and new ways of integrating multiple treatment modalities. They may also assess new screening tests, evaluate the application of new diagnostic tests in choosing treatment regimens, evaluate supportive care methods, test the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, teach lifestyle changes or investigate options for improving the quality of life for people who have serious medical conditions. Clinical trials are conducted according to a protocol which describes the types of patients who may enter the study, schedules of tests and procedures, drugs, dosages, and length of study, as well as the outcomes that will be measured. For some patients, clinical research trials represent an avenue for receiving promising new therapies that would not otherwise be available. Included are programs that maintain lists of currently available clinical trials and refer patients who want to become volunteers as well as the research projects themselves.
  • Clinical Trials for Cancer (1)
    LT-1530 * YF-3000.1480

    Clinical Trials * Cancer

    LT-1530 * YF-3000.1480

    Observational and interventional research studies conducted with human volunteers that seek answers to specific questions that relate to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and/or management of diseases, disabilities or other related conditions. Clinical trials may be conducted by government health agencies, researchers affiliated with a hospital or university medical program, independent researchers or private industry; and test the efficacy of new drugs, new combinations of existing drugs, new dose schedules and routes of administration, and new ways of integrating multiple treatment modalities. They may also assess new screening tests, evaluate the application of new diagnostic tests in choosing treatment regimens, evaluate supportive care methods, test the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, teach lifestyle changes or investigate options for improving the quality of life for people who have serious medical conditions. Clinical trials are conducted according to a protocol which describes the types of patients who may enter the study, schedules of tests and procedures, drugs, dosages, and length of study, as well as the outcomes that will be measured. For some patients, clinical research trials represent an avenue for receiving promising new therapies that would not otherwise be available. Included are programs that maintain lists of currently available clinical trials and refer patients who want to become volunteers as well as the research projects themselves.

    Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.

  • Community Clinics (7)
    LN-1500

    Community Clinics

    LN-1500

    Consumer-based, community-controlled, nonprofit outpatient facilities that provide basic health care including physical examinations, immunizations, family planning, nutrition assistance and diagnosis and treatment of common ailments for low income people, people who are homeless or uninsured/underinsured or other medically underserved populations that are geographically, economically and culturally challenged. Services are generally provided on an ability-to-pay basis. In the U.S., most community clinics are part of the network of Federally Qualified Health Centers, and many are known as "free clinics".
  • Community Wellness Programs (1)
    LH-2700.9500-100

    Community Wellness Programs

    LH-2700.9500-100

    Health care programs that work with individuals and groups in the community (as opposed to patients) to help them adopt healthy behaviors and/or reduce health risks, increase self-care skills, improve management of common minor ailments, use health care services effectively and/or improve understanding of medical procedures and therapeutic regimens.
  • Company Care Programs (1)
    LT-1630

    Company Care Programs

    LT-1630

    Programs that provide Workers’ Compensation injury care and occupational health services which are tailored to meet the needs of companies located in the area and the workforces they employ. Services may include pre-employment and annual physical examinations; urine drug screens; blood alcohol and breath alcohol tests; TB, hepatitis B and lead tests; back screens; ergonomic assessment; immunizations; medical surveillance; on-site medical services; treatment for work-related injuries; rehabilitation services; medical case management; health and safety education and wellness programs; job-site analysis; and customized services.
  • Compounding Pharmacies (1)
    LH-6600.1500

    Compounding Pharmacies

    LH-6600.1500

    Pharmacies that compound custom medications to meet unique patient needs. Compounding is required when needed medications are discontinued by or generally unavailable from pharmaceutical companies; when the patient is allergic to preservatives, dyes or binders in available off-the-shelf medications; when treatment requires tailored dosage strengths for patients with unique needs; when a pharmacist can combine several medications the patient is taking to increase compliance; when the patient cannot ingest the medication in its commercially available form and the pharmacist can prepare the medication in cream, liquid or other form that the patient can easily take; or when medications require flavor additives to make them more palatable for some patients, most often children.
  • Condition Specific Rehabilitation Services (5)
    LR-1570

    Condition Specific Rehabilitation Services

    LR-1570

    Programs that provide comprehensive rehabilitation services that help people who have specific types of injuries or other impairments to achieve their maximum level of functioning.
  • Cord Blood Banks (1)
    LH-0500.0900-240

    Cord Blood Banks

    LH-0500.0900-240

    Programs that acquire, process, test and store donated umbilical cord blood, i.e., the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta following birth and the cutting of the cord. Cord blood stem cells can be used as an alternative to bone marrow to treat leukemia, lymphoma, severe aplastic anemia, other lethal diseases of the blood or immune system and certain inherited metabolic diseases; and may be the last viable option for people who need a bone marrow transplant and are unable to find a donor. Donated cord blood may also be sold for research. Some banks also allow families to store cord blood of a newborn in situations where a sibling may need a transplant.
  • Corneal Transplants (1)
    LT-6200.1500

    Corneal Transplants

    LT-6200.1500

    Programs that specialize in the surgical replacement of corneal tissue in individuals whose own corneal tissue is diseased or otherwise dysfunctional. The cornea is the transparent front layer of the eye covering the iris and the pupil.
  • COVID-19 (4)
    YF-3000.2193

    COVID-19

    YF-3000.2193

    A respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in 2019 which likely originally emerged from an animal source, has spread person-to-person in many locales as well as to other countries around the world and has been identified as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Symptoms include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Those most at risk from the virus are older adults and people with pre-existing health conditions.
  • CPAP Machines (1)
    LH-5000.7250-150

    CPAP Machines

    LH-5000.7250-150

    Programs that pay for or provide equipment designed for use in the home which delivers pressurized air to help individuals who experience central or obstructive sleep apnea breathe normally. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the upper airway becomes narrow or collapses as the muscles relax naturally during sleep reducing oxygen in the blood and causing stoppages in breathing (apneas), reductions in air intake (hypopneas) and arousal from sleep. In central sleep apnea, the airway is not blocked but the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe. The air pressure from the CPAP machine forces the air passage open, reducing or eliminating these problems. Also included are programs that provide other types of Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) machines, e.g., APAP also known as AutoPAP (Automatic Positive Airway Pressure) machines, VPAP or BiPAP (Variable/Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) machines and xPAP ST (Spontaneous Time) machines which regulate the level of airway pressure in different ways. The equipment may be available on a loan basis or kept permanently.
  • Daily Living Aids (1)
    LH-0600.1700

    Daily Living Aids

    LH-0600.1700

    Programs that pay for or provide equipment that has been especially designed or adapted to assist people who have physical disabilities to bathe, shave, dress, brush their teeth, comb their hair, prepare their meals, eat, drink, clean their homes and perform other daily tasks.
  • Dental Care (12)
    LV-1600

    Dental Care

    LV-1600

    Programs that specialize in the care of the teeth and associated structures in the oral cavity including the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the teeth and gums.
  • Dental Care Volunteer Opportunities (1)
    PX-3000.1500

    Dental Care Volunteer Opportunities

    PX-3000.1500

    Organizations that are actively seeking dental hygienists, dentists, endodontists, orthodontists, oral surgeons or other licensed dental specialists who are willing to contribute their services on a voluntary basis without remuneration.
  • Dental Insurance (1)
    LH-3000.1700

    Dental Insurance

    LH-3000.1700

    Organizations that issue insurance policies which reimburse policy holders for all or a portion of the costs associated with diagnostic and preventive dental care, restorative work, oral surgery, crowns, inlays, dentures and other dental work.
  • Dental Screening (1)
    LF-4900.1670

    Dental Screening

    LF-4900.1670

    Programs that provide dental examinations to detect tooth decay and periodontal problems, and oral hygiene information; but which refer out for cleaning, fillings, extractions and other necessary dental care.
  • Dentures (1)
    LV-1600.1750-170

    Dentures

    LV-1600.1750-170

    Programs that construct and fit sets of removable artificial teeth to replace an individual's missing natural teeth. Included are appliances that replace all or a portion of the natural teeth.
  • Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology (2)
    LF-4800

    Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology

    LF-4800

    Programs that offer the specialty in which all modalities of radiant energy are used for the detection of abnormalities throughout the body, often following the ingestion or injection of a radioactive or radiopaque substance that functions as a contrast medium. This includes but is not limited to imaging techniques and methodologies utilizing radiation emitted by x-ray tubes, radionuclides, thermagraphic devices, ultrasonic devices and radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation emitted by atoms.
  • Dialysis Centers (5)
    LT-2600.1500

    Dialysis Centers

    LT-2600.1500

    Outpatient facilities established by the community or a hospital that provide dialysis equipment which people who have impaired kidney function or no kidneys can make appointments to use to remove toxic materials from their blood and assure an appropriate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance.
  • Dietitians/Nutritionists (1)
    YO-3000.1850

    Dietitians/Nutritionists

    YO-3000.1850

    Individuals who plan food and nutrition programs and supervise the preparation and serving of meals. They help to prevent and treat illnesses by promoting healthy eating habits and recommending dietary modifications such as the use of less salt for those with high blood pressure or the reduction of fat and sugar intake for those who are overweight. Dietitians manage food service systems for institutions such as hospitals and schools; provide dietetic and nutritional services for individuals served by public health clinics, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations or their own private practice; promote sound eating habits through education; and conduct research.
  • Disability/Rehabilitation Related Occupational Therapy (2)
    LR-6200.1800

    Disability/Rehabilitation Related Occupational Therapy

    LR-6200.1800

    Programs that are designed to help patients who have autism or another disability or have been disabled by a stroke, heart attack, arthritis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, hip replacements or other surgeries, a chronic disease or other illnesses or injuries to restore or reinforce fine motor and other performance skills that are essential for activities of daily living. Therapy may include tasks to strengthen weak muscles and improve such skills as coordination, visual perception, body mechanics, equilibrium and endurance for standing and sitting. Practitioners helping people with autism may adjust tasks and conditions to match their needs and abilities which may include adapting the environment to minimize external distractions, finding specially designed computer software that facilitates communication, or identifying skills they need to accomplish tasks.
  • Disease/Disability Specific Screening/Diagnosis (2)
    LF-4900

    Disease/Disability Specific Screening/Diagnosis

    LF-4900

    Programs that offer screening and/or in-depth diagnostic procedures that establish the presence of a targeted disease, disability, condition or disorder and/or which provide a logical foundation for ongoing treatment.
  • Emergency Medical Information Alert Systems (3)
    PH-1800.1800

    Emergency Medical Information Alert Systems

    PH-1800.1800

    Programs that allow individuals at risk for medical emergencies to provide information about allergies, recurrent ailments and dosage requirements, emergency notification instructions, hospital of choice, and doctor's name and telephone number in advance for use by EMTs/paramedics or other first responders in the event an emergency occurs. Included are "vial of life" programs that provide a vial to keep in the refrigerator which contains medical information plus a notification magnet for the outside of the door; "file of life" programs that provide a magnetized pouch for vital records that can be attached to the outside of the refrigerator; Web-based systems that allow a parent or guardian to create, store and manage a child's health information online via an electronic Emergency Information Form (EIF); and other similar emergency alert services.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics (3)
    YO-3000.5000-250

    Emergency Medical Technicians/Paramedics

    YO-3000.5000-250

    Individuals who are dispatched to the scene of an automobile accident, drowning, gunshot wound or other medical emergency by a 911 operator and work cooperatively with police and fire personnel to care for people who are sick or injured. At the scene, they determine the nature and extent of the patient's condition while trying to ascertain whether the patient has preexisting medical problems. Following strict rules and guidelines, they give appropriate emergency care and, when necessary, transport the patient to a health care facility. Emergency treatment for complicated problems is carried out under the direction of medical doctors by radio preceding or during transport. There are four levels of EMTs, the highest being paramedics who are permitted to administer drugs orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations and use monitors and other complex equipment.
  • Emergency Medical Transportation (2)
    LD-1500

    Emergency Medical Transportation

    LD-1500

    Programs that provide rapid transportation to health care facilities for accident victims and acutely ill or injured individuals who need immediate medical intervention both on the scene and en route.
  • Emergency Room Care (1)
    LD-1700

    Emergency Room Care

    LD-1700

    Hospitals and other health care facilities that provide 24-hour diagnostic and treatment services for people who have acute, life-threatening injuries or severe illnesses.
  • Emergency Signaling Devices (1)
    JR-8400.1900

    Emergency Signaling Devices

    JR-8400.1900

    Programs that pay for or provide emergency beacon light bulbs which can take the place of an ordinary light bulb and flash to help emergency responders find a residence or other location more quickly; distress flags, balloons, kites, streamers, electric distress lights, strobes, lasers and other visual signaling devices; pyrotechnic devices including flares, smoke and aerial meteors; whistles, air horns and other audible signaling devices; and other emergency signaling equipment that can be used as a distress signal in residential settings, by boaters, by skiers, by drivers in foggy conditions or by others in emergency situations.
  • Eye Care (2)
    LV-2400

    Eye Care

    LV-2400

    Programs that are concerned with maintaining or improving the health of the eyes and their appropriate functioning as the organs of sight.
  • Facility Based Therapeutic Exercise (1)
    LR-8400.2500

    Facility Based Therapeutic Exercise

    LR-8400.2500

    Rehabilitation oriented fitness programs that are designed to improve strength, stamina, stability, flexibility, functionality and/or mobility using exercise equipment that is specifically designed to meet the needs of patients with acute or chronic health conditions such as arthritis, congestive heart failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, physical disabilities or other problems; or through individualized exercise routines that improve or restore physical function so that activities of daily living are no longer a challenge, reduce risk factors, and improve overall health and fitness.
  • Foreign Pharmacies (1)
    LH-6600.2000

    Foreign Pharmacies

    LH-6600.2000

    Pharmacies located in countries outside the United States which U.S. residents visit to obtain prescription drugs without a prescription or at a lower cost, or to gain access to medication not yet approved in their own country. Included are programs that transport groups of individuals to pharmacies located in another country as a means of supporting their ability to access the prescription medication they need.
  • General Acute Care Hospitals (10)
    LL-3000.2500

    General Acute Care Hospitals

    LL-3000.2500

    Health care facilities that are licensed to operate 24 hours per day and offer diagnostic and treatment services as well as emergency and critical care services for people who have any of a variety of illnesses or injuries which require immediate, short-term intervention.
  • General Dentistry (1)
    LV-1600.2400

    General Dentistry

    LV-1600.2400

    Programs that provide primary oral health care for patients of all ages. General dentists are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of specialized services related to the patient's oral health needs. Services generally include an oral health history, preventive dental cleanings, dental radiographs, oral cancer screening, an examination of the teeth to detect tooth decay or other problems, a periodontal examination to detect gum disease, dental restorations (e.g., fillings, crowns and implants), cosmetic dentistry, and other procedures such as fluoride treatment.
  • General Health Education Programs (13)
    LH-2700.2500

    General Health Education Programs

    LH-2700.2500

    Programs that provide information that helps the public make choices which promote personal health, prevent illness and disability, take advantage of opportunities for early detection, and support their ability to deal effectively with health problems when they arise. General health education programs provide information about a wide variety of health related topics rather than specializing in a particular area.
  • General Laboratory Tests (1)
    LF-5280

    General Laboratory Tests

    LF-5280

    Programs that perform a laboratory analysis of body fluids and tissue to determine the presence of irregularities or to identify unknown substances submitted for analysis.
  • General Medical Care (4)
    LE

    General Medical Care

    LE

    Routine health care provided by internists, pediatricians, family medicine specialists, gynecologists, obstetricians, nurse practitioners, midwives, physicians' assistants or other health care providers who serve as the first point of contact with the health care system. Services focus on the prevention and early detection of health problems through regular physical examinations, blood pressure checks, mammograms and other similar procedures as well as therapeutic services for people who do not require specialty care.
  • General Pharmacies (1)
    LH-6600.2500

    General Pharmacies

    LH-6600.2500

    Pharmacies that are open during regular business hours and offer no special services.
  • General Surgery (1)
    LV-8300.2500

    General Surgery

    LV-8300.2500

    Programs that are staffed by specialists who have expertise in using operative procedures to alleviate problems when a cure is unlikely using medication alone. General surgery can be used for routine procedures performed in a physician’s office, such as a vasectomy, or for more complicated operations requiring a medical team in a hospital setting such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder). Areas of the body treated by general surgery include the stomach, liver, intestines, appendix, breasts, thyroid gland, salivary glands, some arteries and veins, and the skin.
  • Geriatric Occupational Therapy (1)
    LR-6200.2500

    Geriatric Occupational Therapy

    LR-6200.2500

    Programs that provide occupational therapy for people who are elderly with the objective of slowing decline and improving health while promoting participation in everyday life. The therapist begins with an evaluation to identify the difficulties people may be having that interfere with independence and provides individualized interventions that help them perform daily activities in spite of the presence of illness, disability or injury. Geriatric occupational therapists work with seniors in a variety of settings including assisted living facilities, nursing homes, adult day centers and senior centers as well as in the home environment.
  • Headaches (1)
    YF-3000.3500

    Headaches

    YF-3000.3500

    A condition in which the individual experiences diffuse pain, which may be acute or chronic, in different portions of the head including the frontal, temporal or occipital regions, or that is confined to one side of the head or the region immediately over the eyes. The character of the pain may vary from a dull ache to an acute pain that is almost unbearable, and may be an intermittent intense pain, a throbbing pain, a pressure pain or a penetrating pain driving through the head.
  • Health Care (1)
    L

    Health Care

    L

    Programs whose primary purpose is to help individuals and families achieve and maintain physical well-being through the study, prevention, screening, evaluation and treatment of people who have illnesses, injuries or disabilities; and the provision of family planning, maternity and other services that relate to human reproduction and sexual health.
  • Health Education (1)
    LH-2700

    Health Education

    LH-2700

    Programs that provide information that improves the public's understanding of living and working conditions and other factors that safeguard their health and prevent or reduce the risk of injury, disease, disability and premature death. Health education programs help people make informed decisions about matters which affect their personal health and the health of others. They inform the public of health and safety hazards, help people modify behaviors that compromise their health, encourage people to take advantage of early detection programs and provide information about treatment and rehabilitation options for people who have an illness, injury or disability. They also provide anticipatory information or guidance to help people deal with and understand specific medical procedures, being hospitalized or other necessary interfaces with the health care system.
  • Health Education for Diabetes (2)
    LH-2700 * YF-3000.2440

    Health Education * Diabetes

    LH-2700 * YF-3000.2440

    Programs that provide information that improves the public's understanding of living and working conditions and other factors that safeguard their health and prevent or reduce the risk of injury, disease, disability and premature death. Health education programs help people make informed decisions about matters which affect their personal health and the health of others. They inform the public of health and safety hazards, help people modify behaviors that compromise their health, encourage people to take advantage of early detection programs and provide information about treatment and rehabilitation options for people who have an illness, injury or disability. They also provide anticipatory information or guidance to help people deal with and understand specific medical procedures, being hospitalized or other necessary interfaces with the health care system.

    A disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body is unable to adequately metabolize sugar. Principal symptoms are elevated blood sugar, sugar in the urine, excessive urine production and increased food intake. Complications of diabetes if left untreated include low resistance to infections leading to a susceptibility to gangrene, cardiovascular and kidney disorders, disturbances in the electrolyte balance and eye disorders, some of which may lead to blindness.

  • Health Education for Pregnant Women (2)
    LH-2700 * YK-6500.6600

    Health Education * Pregnant Women

    LH-2700 * YK-6500.6600

    Programs that provide information that improves the public's understanding of living and working conditions and other factors that safeguard their health and prevent or reduce the risk of injury, disease, disability and premature death. Health education programs help people make informed decisions about matters which affect their personal health and the health of others. They inform the public of health and safety hazards, help people modify behaviors that compromise their health, encourage people to take advantage of early detection programs and provide information about treatment and rehabilitation options for people who have an illness, injury or disability. They also provide anticipatory information or guidance to help people deal with and understand specific medical procedures, being hospitalized or other necessary interfaces with the health care system.

    Women who are awaiting the birth of a child.

  • Health Facility Complaints (2)
    DD-1500.4280

    Health Facility Complaints

    DD-1500.4280

    Programs that accept and, where possible, attempt to resolve complaints regarding the licensing; incompetence of staff; cleanliness and safety of facilities; treatment of patients; quality of care; excessive fees; charges for services not rendered; unethical, improper or unprofessional conduct of personnel; or other inappropriate business practices of organizations that provide health care services.
  • Health Facility Licensing (1)
    DF-4500.2000-300

    Health Facility Licensing

    DF-4500.2000-300

    Programs that establish and enforce health, safety and program standards for health care and mental health facilities, review applications for licenses, issue or deny licenses, inspect facilities for compliance with requirements and revoke licenses or bring disciplinary action for noncompliance. Included are programs that provide licensing for general acute care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, home health agencies, personal care agencies, hospice facilities, employer/employee clinics, rehabilitation clinics, community clinics, surgical clinics, and chronic dialysis clinics.
  • Health Insurance/Dental Coverage (11)
    LH-3000

    Health Insurance/Dental Coverage

    LH-3000

    Organizations that issue insurance policies which reimburse policy holders for all or a portion of the cost of hospital, medical or dental care or lost income arising from an illness or injury.
  • Health Maintenance Organizations (1)
    LH-3000.3100

    Health Maintenance Organizations

    LH-3000.3100

    Organizations that provide a comprehensive range of basic and supplemental health care services for a voluntarily enrolled population on a prepaid and fixed periodic basis. Members are generally required to use health care professionals who are part of the HMO's network of providers. Also included are medical groups which provide health care for HMO members on a contract with the HMO.
  • Health Related Temporary Housing (1)
    LH-6300.3650

    Health Related Temporary Housing

    LH-6300.3650

    Programs that provide a temporary place to stay for individuals and/or families who require this type of assistance based on the health condition of a family member.
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups (35)
    PN-8100.3000

    Health/Disability Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.3000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have a disability, illness or other health condition, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups for Brain Injuries (1)
    PN-8100.3000 * YF-3000.1300

    Health/Disability Related Support Groups * Brain Injuries

    PN-8100.3000 * YF-3000.1300

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.

    Any of a variety of conditions that are characterized by significant destruction of brain tissue and resultant loss of brain function which include Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and other cerebrovascular accidents, traumatic brain injury, post infection damage, brain tumors and permanent damage that occurs as a result of seizures, substance toxicity or other disorders.

  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups for Cancer (1)
    PN-8100.3000 * YF-3000.1480

    Health/Disability Related Support Groups * Cancer

    PN-8100.3000 * YF-3000.1480

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.

    Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.

  • Hearing Aids (1)
    LH-0600.3000-300

    Hearing Aids

    LH-0600.3000-300

    Programs that pay for or provide amplification equipment for people who have impaired but correctable hearing. Included are hearing aids that are placed in the canal, in the ear (ITE or intraural), or behind the ear (BTE); eyeglasses aids; body aids; and vibrotactile aids which vibrate to assist the wearer to recognize speech and increase environmental awareness.
  • Hearing Augmentation Aids (5)
    LH-0600.3000

    Hearing Augmentation Aids

    LH-0600.3000

    Programs that pay for or provide equipment or other products which enhance the residual hearing of people who have hearing impairments or which provide alternative methods of communication for people who have no residual hearing.
  • Heart Disease (1)
    YF-3000.3520

    Heart Disease

    YF-3000.3520

    Any of a number of pathological conditions that affect the heart and the blood vessels of the heart.
  • Hemodialysis (2)
    LT-2600

    Hemodialysis

    LT-2600

    Programs that provide equipment that is used to clean the blood of patients in whom one or both kidneys are defective or absent, and to remove excess accumulation of drugs or chemicals in the blood.
  • Home Dialysis (1)
    LT-2600.3000

    Home Dialysis

    LT-2600.3000

    Programs that provide dialysis equipment that is available on a prescription basis in the home for people who have impaired kidney function or no kidneys and need a means to remove toxic substances from the blood and assure an appropriate fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance.
  • Home Health Aide Services (7)
    LT-2800.3000

    Home Health Aide Services

    LT-2800.3000

    Programs that offer the services of paraprofessional aides who provide personal health care services which do not require special technical training, in the homes of recently discharged hospital patients, elderly individuals and people with disabilities. Services are provided in accordance with a written home health care plan and may include feeding, bathing and grooming patients; changing their beds; taking their temperature, pulse or respiration; helping them to the toilet or to use a bedpan; and other types of assistance that enhance their physical and emotional comfort. The home health aide may also perform other activities as taught by a health professional for a specific patient including changing a colostomy bag; assisting with the use of devices for aid to daily living; assisting with prescribed range of motion exercises; assisting with prescribed ice cap or collar; doing simple urine tests for sugar, acetone or albumin; measuring and preparing special diets; measuring fluid intake and output; and supervising the self-administration of medications (reminding the individual to take the medication, opening bottle caps, reading the medication label to the individual, observing the individual taking medications, checking the self-administered dosage against the label of the container and reassuring the individual that they have obtained and are taking the correct dosage).
  • Home Health Aides (1)
    YO-3000.5000-300

    Home Health Aides

    YO-3000.5000-300

    Individuals who provide routine care and support services which help people who are elderly, have disabilities or are recovering from an illness live in their own homes rather than a health care facility. Under the direction of nursing or medical staff, they provide health-related services such as administering oral medications. They may check patients' pulse rates, temperatures and respiration rates; help with simple prescribed exercises; keep patients' rooms neat; and help patients move from bed, bathe, dress and groom. Occasionally, they change non-sterile dressings, give massages and alcohol rubs, or assist with braces and artificial limbs. Experienced home health aides also may assist with medical equipment such as ventilators, which help patients breathe.
  • Home Health Care (31)
    LT-2800

    Home Health Care

    LT-2800

    Programs that make necessary medical services available in the homes of people who are aged, ill or convalescing.
  • Hospital Admissions Departments (1)
    LH-6300.4140

    Hospital Admissions Departments

    LH-6300.4140

    Departments of hospitals and other health care institutions (including HMOs) whose staff are responsible for formally accepting patients for treatment. Included are full stay admissions which include room and board and continuous nursing services in an area of the hospital or facility where patients generally reside at least overnight; short stay admissions, often following outpatient surgery, where patients occupy a day bed and receive nursing care but do not stay overnight; and outpatient admissions where patients enter the hospital but require no bed and leave after receiving treatment.
  • Hospital Based Outpatient Services (9)
    LN-3000

    Hospital Based Outpatient Services

    LN-3000

    Departments within hospitals or freestanding clinics operated by hospitals or hospital systems that are designed for the diagnosis and treatment of people with health problems who do not currently require a bed or admission for overnight care. Outpatient departments offer a wide range of treatment services, diagnostic tests and minor surgical procedures.
  • Hospital Beds (1)
    LH-5000.3200

    Hospital Beds

    LH-5000.3200

    Programs that pay for or provide adjustable beds that that are required by people who are unable to leave their beds on a temporary or long-term basis. Included are programs that loan hospital beds and those that provide beds that people can keep.
  • Hospital Delivery (1)
    LJ-5000.1700-320

    Hospital Delivery

    LJ-5000.1700-320

    Health care facilities that have maternity wards which offer traditional childbirth assistance.
  • Hospitals (3)
    LL-3000

    Hospitals

    LL-3000

    Medical institutions that provide diagnostic and treatment services for people whose illnesses or injuries require that they occupy a bed for at least one night. Hospitals can be distinguished by the level of care they offer (general acute, subacute, extended acute care), the auspices under which they operate which also, in some cases, defines the patients they serve (city/county, state, Veteran's Affairs, military hospitals), and the medical conditions they specialize in treating (specialty hospitals).
  • Identification Devices (1)
    PH-1800.3300

    Identification Devices

    PH-1800.3300

    Programs that provide bracelets or pendants which contain information about the wearer's identity, including older adults who have Alzheimer's disease or other similar conditions, people with severe developmental disabilities or severe mental illness, children or other individuals who may wander away from those responsible for their care and become lost.
  • Immunizations (2)
    LT-3400

    Immunizations

    LT-3400

    Programs that provide inoculations or other prophylactic measures to prevent susceptible individuals from contracting specific diseases for which means of control have been developed including immunizations recommended specifically for newborns and young children, booster shots to prevent the occurrence of childhood illnesses in adolescence and adulthood, inoculations recommended specifically for pregnant individuals and immunizations against illnesses such as shingles and pneumonia for older adults.
  • Incidental Medical Expense Assistance (1)
    LH-5100.3300

    Incidental Medical Expense Assistance

    LH-5100.3300

    Programs that provide financial assistance that helps individuals who have a designated health condition or disability or require an operation such as a transplant pay for non-medical but related expenses, which may include travel expenses to and from treatment, home or housing costs, child care expenses or other related costs. Incidental medical expense assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Indian Health Service Clinics (2)
    LN-3300

    Indian Health Service Clinics

    LN-3300

    Health centers, health stations and other outpatient facilities operated by the Indian Health Service that provide ambulatory medical care, preventive and outpatient rehabilitation services for members of federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes.
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation (3)
    LR-4000

    Inpatient Rehabilitation

    LR-4000

    Programs that provide intensive rehabilitative services on a 24-hour basis for patients who are severely disabled as a result of injury or disease. Services include a thorough evaluation of the person's abilities and disabilities and the development and implementation of a rehabilitation plan which may incorporate physical, occupational, speech and/or other types of therapies; education about modifications in lifestyle which may be necessary including information about diet, exercise and stress reduction; guidance in using adaptive devices which maximize the person's functional abilities; and counseling for the person and/or significant others to facilitate a positive adjustment to the person's current condition. Inpatient rehabilitation services may be provided by general acute care hospitals or skilled nursing facilities.
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy (1)
    LT-3500.3300

    IV Antibiotic Therapy

    LT-3500.3300

    Programs that administer antibiotics intravenously at specific intervals as prescribed by a physician.
  • IV Hydration Therapy (1)
    LT-8300.3400

    IV Hydration Therapy

    LT-8300.3400

    Programs that provide intravenous supplementary fluids which contain glucose and electrolytes to prevent or correct dehydration in individuals who are temporarily unable to take fluids or food orally. The fluid is infused in the large vein of the arm through a catheter.
  • IV Nutritional Therapy (1)
    LT-8300.3430

    IV Nutritional Therapy

    LT-8300.3430

    Programs that provide total nutritional requirements intravenously for patients who are unable to take foods orally. The intravenous fluids contain a careful balance of protein, fats, dextrose, electrolytes, minerals and vitamins which are infused into the large vein in the arm through a catheter and which can sustain life and maintain normal growth and development for long periods of time.
  • Kidney Disease (1)
    YF-3000.4360

    Kidney Disease

    YF-3000.4360

    Any of a number of pathological conditions of the kidneys, the organs that are responsible for urination and for helping to regulate the water, electrolyte and acid-base content of the blood.
  • Kidney Screening (1)
    LF-4900.4000

    Kidney Screening

    LF-4900.4000

    Programs that offer any of a variety of tests which determine whether an individual shows signs of decline in kidney function at an early enough stage that progression to more severe forms of kidney disease can be delayed or prevented. Included are blood pressure checks; a blood test for creatinine which estimates the glomerular filtration rate (the rate at which waste is being filtered by the kidneys); and a urine test (urinalysis or microalbumin) which looks for unusually large amounts of protein being excreted. Screening is particularly important for people with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney disease, as well as for older adults and people of African, Asian, Latin American, or Pacific Island descent.
  • Leukemia (1)
    YF-3000.4640

    Leukemia

    YF-3000.4640

    A chronic or acute disease of unknown etiological factors that is characterized by unrestrained growth of leukocytes (white blood corpuscles) and their precursors in the tissues. Leukemia is classified according to the dominant cell type and the severity of the disease.
  • Long Term Home Health Care (1)
    LT-2800.4500

    Long Term Home Health Care

    LT-2800.4500

    Programs that offer comprehensive, coordinated long-term care in the patient's home with the objective of preventing the patient's removal to a long-term care facility. Services may include case management, nursing rehabilitation therapies, social services, nutrition, aides and medical emergency response systems.
  • Low Vision Aids (3)
    LH-0600.9000-450

    Low Vision Aids

    LH-0600.9000-450

    Programs that pay for or provide magnifiers, magnification equipment, light intensification equipment, night vision equipment, closed circuit television devices and other products which help people who have visual impairments use their remaining vision to greater advantage.
  • Mammograms (1)
    LF-4900.1500-500

    Mammograms

    LF-4900.1500-500

    Programs that offer the screening procedure for the early detection of breast cancer which involves an X-ray picture of the breast area which can be studied for abnormalities.
  • Medical and Health Sciences Research (1)
    TR-1000.5000

    Medical and Health Sciences Research

    TR-1000.5000

    Programs that conduct basic and applied research which focuses on human diseases with the objective of improving human health through the development of vaccines, medicines and other forms of treatment.
  • Medical Care Expense Assistance for Cancer (1)
    LH-5100.5000 * YF-3000.1480

    Medical Care Expense Assistance * Cancer

    LH-5100.5000 * YF-3000.1480

    Programs that pay the hospital bills, doctor bills, laboratory expenses or other health care expenses of people who are unable to obtain necessary health care without assistance. Also included are programs that provide vouchers which enable eligible individuals to obtain medical care. Medical bill payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.

    Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.

  • Medical Equipment Expense Assistance (1)
    LH-5100.5050

    Medical Equipment Expense Assistance

    LH-5100.5050

    Programs that provide financial assistance that helps patients whose care is being managed in the home (or other private facility managed by a nonprofessional caregiver or family member) obtain required medical equipment and supplies.
  • Medical Equipment/Supplies (10)
    LH-5000

    Medical Equipment/Supplies

    LH-5000

    Programs that pay for or provide necessary in-home hospital equipment, monitoring devices, respiratory aids, prevention kits and other medical supplies that are required by people who want to prevent the transmission of an infectious disease, are coping with the effects of a chronic health condition or disability or are convalescing following surgery or illness. Included are programs that provide medical equipment on a loan basis as well as those that provide equipment that people can keep.
  • Medical Information Lines for Cancer (1)
    TJ-3200.5000 * YF-3000.1480

    Medical Information Lines * Cancer

    TJ-3200.5000 * YF-3000.1480

    Programs that provide telephone information about specific health and health-related topics including specific diseases and conditions, birth control, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, safety and other similar topics. Included are programs such as Tel-Med which have tapes on specific topics that people can select and access through a central number which are then played over the telephone, those that are staffed by live operators who have medical expertise and who answer questions directly, and those that provide medical information via an Internet Web site.

    Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.

  • Medical Public Assistance Programs (1)
    NL-5000

    Medical Public Assistance Programs

    NL-5000

    Programs that provide financial assistance to ensure that low-income and indigent individuals and families have access to essential medical services.
  • Medical Social Work (1)
    LH-6300.5500

    Medical Social Work

    LH-6300.5500

    Programs that provide support services for patients and their families during hospitalization and upon discharge, for people receiving outpatient services, for previous patients and for other people not previously associated with the facility who need the service. Included are consultation and the coordination of available services for the patient's continuing care at home or in a short or long-term care facility; or whatever other support may be needed to help resolve the logistical, social and psychological problems related to the illness.
  • Medical Support Personnel (2)
    YO-3000.5000

    Medical Support Personnel

    YO-3000.5000

    Individuals who perform various duties under the direction of a physician or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients. Included are home health aides, medical assistants and physician assistants who work directly with physicians, nurses and surgeons; EMTs who provide emergency medical assistance at the scene of an accident or other incident; medical laboratory technicians; and individuals such as diagnostic medical sonographers and nuclear medicine technicians who administer specialized diagnostic tests.
  • Medical/Health Services Management Personnel (1)
    YO-3000.5050

    Medical/Health Services Management Personnel

    YO-3000.5050

    Individuals who plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, nursing facilities, home health care agencies, a variety of community care facilities for older adults and/or people with disabilities (e.g., adult residential care homes, assisted living facilities, CCRCs or intermediate care facilities for people with developmental disabilities), and other similar establishments. Included are specialists who are in charge of specific clinical departments or services and generalists who manage or help to manage an entire facility or health care system.
  • Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers (1)
    NS-8000.5000-530

    Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers

    NS-8000.5000-530

    Private companies that contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal government agency that operates Medicare, to pay bills for durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers or hospital beds as well as drugs that are used in conjunction with medical equipment. DME must be ordered by a doctor for use in the home and is paid for under both Medicare Part B and Part A for home health services. DMERCs are also responsible for answering questions about Medicare DME claims, service denials and adjustments for beneficiaries and providers (including how to bill for payment and how to process claims for primary and secondary payment); and, as part of their fraud and prevention function, actively accept the return of inappropriate Medicare payments.
  • Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Enrollment (1)
    NS-8000.5000-660

    Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Enrollment

    NS-8000.5000-660

    Private Prescription Drug Plans that are approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer prescription drug coverage for Medicare beneficiaries and accept applications for enrollment. Beneficiaries may also select a plan using the online enrollment application available on the CMS website. The application provides a tool for comparing different plans which vary in costs and specific drugs covered.
  • Medication Disposal (1)
    TE-8920.7200-550

    Medication Disposal

    TE-8920.7200-550

    Programs that accept and safely dispose of unwanted or outdated medication. Substances that qualify for the program typically include such things as prescription drugs, nonprescription medication, acne therapies, athlete's foot treatment, vitamin and mineral supplements and throat lozenges. Medication disposal programs provide a environmentally safe alternative to flushing medications down the toilet where they may not be completely removed by the sewage treatment process or discarding them with household garbage where they may be found and consumed by children or animals or enter into the groundwater supply.
  • Medication Information/Management (14)
    LH-2700.5000

    Medication Information/Management

    LH-2700.5000

    Programs that conduct a review of the prescription and over-the-counter medication and other substances (e.g., herbal remedies, vitamins and other supplements, illegal drugs) that people are taking, and answer any questions they may have about their medications or their medication regimen. The reviews address a number of issues including appropriate therapeutic uses of particular substances; adverse side effects; interaction/reaction with foods and other drugs; product identification and availability or equivalency; safety when used by children, pregnant or breastfeeding individuals or older adults, many of whom may have multiple prescriptions; and outcomes. The objectives of the program are to support the individual's ability to self-administer medications as prescribed and to ensure their safety and well being, particularly in circumstances where their medication regimen is complex.
  • Mobility Aids (4)
    LH-0600.5000

    Mobility Aids

    LH-0600.5000

    Programs that pay for or provide equipment or other products which enhance the ability of people who have physical or visual impairments to move about with greater comfort and ease.
  • Multiple Sclerosis (1)
    YF-3000.5120

    Multiple Sclerosis

    YF-3000.5120

    A chronic, slowly progressive disease of the central nervous system in which the myelin sheath which covers the nerves hardens, resulting in difficulties with muscle control, involuntary movements of the eyeballs, speech problems and tremor. Multiple sclerosis is marked by a history of remissions and exacerbations.
  • Muscular Dystrophy (1)
    YF-3000.5200

    Muscular Dystrophy

    YF-3000.5200

    A group of genetic diseases that are characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. There are many forms of muscular dystrophy, some noticeable at birth (congenital muscular dystrophy), others in adolescence (Becker MD), but the three most common types are Duchenne, facioscapulohumeral, and myotonic which differ in terms of pattern of inheritance, age of onset, rate of progression, and distribution of weakness. Duchenne MD primarily affects boys and is the result of mutations in the gene that regulates dystrophin, a protein involved in maintaining the integrity of muscle fiber. Onset is between three to five years and progresses rapidly. Most boys become unable to walk at age 12, and by age 20 have to use a respirator to breathe. Facioscapulohumeral MD appears in adolescence and causes progressive weakness in facial muscles and certain muscles in the arms and legs. It progresses slowly and can vary in symptoms from mild to disabling. Myotonic MD varies in the age of onset and is characterized by myotonia (prolonged muscle spasm) in the fingers and facial muscles; a floppy-footed, high-stepping gait; cataracts; cardiac abnormalities; and endocrine disturbances. Individuals with myotonic MD have long faces and drooping eyelids; men have frontal baldness.
  • Native American Traditional Healing (1)
    LT-0500.5800

    Native American Traditional Healing

    LT-0500.5800

    Programs that offer alternative treatments that are based on Native American tribal traditions about health and illness. Traditional healing is holistic in nature, comes from the tribe's beliefs about how individuals fit in the web of life, generally focuses on restoring harmony and connectedness to universal powers and may involve sweat lodges, talking circles, ceremonial smoking of tobacco, shamans, herbalism, animal spirits, or "vision quests". Each tribe uses its own techniques. The techniques by themselves are not "traditional healing". They are only steps towards becoming whole, balanced and connected.
  • Non-Clinical Weight Loss Programs (1)
    LT-9500.9550-600

    Non-Clinical Weight Loss Programs

    LT-9500.9550-600

    Programs, which may be offered by commercial weight loss businesses, that offer structured diets, generally in combination with a program of physical activity, as a means of losing weight. The program may offer the services of counselors (who usually are not health care providers and may or may not have training) to help participants implement the program; provide access to books, pamphlets and websites (which should be prepared or reviewed by health care providers) as sources of weight-loss information; and may require participants to use prepackaged meals and/or supplements such as bars and shakes or other weight-loss products provided by the program.
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (14)
    BT-4500.6500-500

    Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

    BT-4500.6500-500

    Programs that provide transportation for medical appointments, trips from and between hospitals, to nursing homes or other special-care centers or for other non-emergency medical needs for individuals who, because of financial problems or their physical condition, are unable to use other means of local transportation. NEMT service providers are able to transport riders who require a wheelchair lift equipped vehicle with appropriate protective restraints or a van that is designed for gurney/stretcher transportation, or has other types of features to meet their safety needs.
  • Nursing Facilities (14)
    LL-6000

    Nursing Facilities

    LL-6000

    Inpatient health care facilities that provide nursing and personal care over an extended period of time (usually more than 30 days) for people who require convalescent care at a level which is less than that provided in an acute facility and/or for chronically ill or frail elderly individuals or people with disabilities.
  • Nutrition Assessment Services (13)
    LF-4900.6200

    Nutrition Assessment Services

    LF-4900.6200

    Programs that evaluate an individual's nutritional history and dietary intake and develop a plan which ensures that the person's nutritional needs are met. The evaluation includes a review of the individual's food habits and preferences, an assessment of his or her feeding skills and eating problems and an analysis of biochemical and anthropometric variables including the person's height and weight and the fat content of his or her body.
  • Nutrition Education (7)
    LH-2700.6000

    Nutrition Education

    LH-2700.6000

    Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling, food preparation and shopping skills. Included is information about the basic food groups, vitamin and mineral requirements, the relationship of nutrition to the preservation of good health and the prevention of illness, and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.
  • Occupational Therapy (9)
    LR-6200

    Occupational Therapy

    LR-6200

    Programs that evaluate the task performance skills of individuals who may be having difficulty engaging in self-care, work, play or leisure time activities and help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Occupational therapy services typically include an individualized evaluation, during which the individual/family and occupational therapist agree on the person's goals; customized intervention to improve the person's ability to perform daily activities and reach their goals; and an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
  • Oral Health Education/Information (1)
    LH-2700.6350

    Oral Health Education/Information

    LH-2700.6350

    Programs that provide information about dental health and hygiene (including the importance of brushing and flossing, using dental sealants, the benefits of fluoridation, avoiding sugary foods and getting regular checkups) which encourages the public to make choices that help them avoid cavities, gum disease or other oral health problems and improve their overall well being. These programs may also provide general information about oral health problems (such as oral cancer, teeth grinding, periodontal disease and bad breath) and associated treatment options; education and outreach regarding the importance of oral health care for individuals who are pregnant including information about the relationship between gum disease and preterm and low birth weight babies; and fact sheets or other materials which address oral health issues such as community water fluoridation as a preventive measure, use of bottled water, oral health nutrition, cosmetic dentistry/tooth whitening, oral piercing, dental anesthesia, dental benefits/insurance, choosing a dentist, and oral health for specific populations (such as children, adolescents, pregnant individuals, older adults or people with diabetes).
  • Organ and Tissue Banks (2)
    LH-0500.6300

    Organ and Tissue Banks

    LH-0500.6300

    Programs that accept donated hearts, kidneys, livers, eyes, ears, skin and other organs and tissue for use in transplant operations.
  • Organ Donor Assistance Programs (1)
    LH-0500.6330

    Organ Donor Assistance Programs

    LH-0500.6330

    Programs that provide monetary support to defray the expenses of individuals who are willing to donate a kidney, bone marrow or other organs or tissue. The financial assistance is intended to help living donors meet their expenses and is not available to people who intend to donate organs posthumously.
  • Organ Donor Cards/Registries (1)
    LH-0500.6350

    Organ Donor Cards/Registries

    LH-0500.6350

    Programs that maintain computerized repositories of information about individuals who have registered their intent to donate organs and tissue and the conditions under which they may be used; provide cards that people who want to donate vital organs, tissue or their entire bodies (for purposes of anatomical study) can complete, sign and carry with them; or issue stickers which can be affixed to an individual's driver license indicating the intent to donate.
  • Organ Procurement Organizations (1)
    LH-0500.6450

    Organ Procurement Organizations

    LH-0500.6450

    Organizations that work with hospital personnel and families of potential organ donors to determine organ donor suitability, help families of donors make an informed decision, and make arrangements for transplant programs to send a team of surgeons to recover the organs for transplantation and transport them to the hospital where recipients are prepared and waiting for the transplant operation. The federal government designates an organ procurement organization's service area and the hospitals with which it is to establish working relationships.
  • Organ/Tissue Transplant Education Programs (1)
    LH-2700.6400

    Organ/Tissue Transplant Education Programs

    LH-2700.6400

    Programs that provide information that improves the public's understanding of organ and tissue transplantation, its history, current legislation pertaining to donation, the behaviors and diseases that lead to organ failure and the need for a transplant, the types of organs/tissue that can be donated, the organ donation process, the impact of organ and tissue donation on the lives of those who receive these gifts and the consequences of organ and tissue shortages. The purpose of most organ/tissue transplant education programs is to increase the number of people who actually become donors, answer frequently asked questions and provide basic information about how to obtain a donor card and become a part of the program. Some education programs may focus on particular target populations such as minorities.
  • Osteoporosis (1)
    YF-3000.5880

    Osteoporosis

    YF-3000.5880

    A condition, usually seen in people who are elderly, which is marked by increased porosity or weakness of the bones. The condition becomes apparent when the osteoporosis has progressed to the stage at which a bone fractures in a situation that would not normally damage the skeleton.
  • Outpatient Medically Assisted Alcohol Detoxification (1)
    RX-1700.0500-650

    Outpatient Medically Assisted Alcohol Detoxification

    RX-1700.0500-650

    Programs operated under the supervision of trained physicians, nurses or counselors on an outpatient basis in a medical clinic or other similar setting that provide assistance and support including medical treatment and possibly prescription drugs to help individuals who are physically dependent on alcohol during the withdrawal period.
  • Outreach Programs for Breast Cancer (2)
    TJ-6500.6300 * YF-3000.1480-120

    Outreach Programs * Breast Cancer

    TJ-6500.6300 * YF-3000.1480-120

    Organizations that make an effort to increase the availability and utilization of community services by specific target populations by providing direct services for targeted individuals in their homes or other convenient locations or by making special efforts to ensure that a particular group is aware of available services and encouraged to participate. Included are programs that do outreach regarding their own services as well as those which encourage a target population to use a wide variety of services.

    A condition in which there is a malignancy in the tissue of the breast which is characterized by a lump, thickening or other abnormalities. Included is Paget's disease of the nipple, an uncommon type of cancer that forms in or around the nipple and is characterized mild scaling and flaking which may later spread to the areola or other regions of the breast. The disease may also originate in the areola where it resembles eczema, a non-cancerous, itchy rash. Symptoms may include tingling, itching, increased sensitivity, burning and pain. There may also be discharge from the nipple which may appear flattened against the breast. Most people with Paget's disease of the nipple also have underlying breast cancer which may be invasive or confined to the milk ducts.

  • Oxygen System Accessories (2)
    LH-5000.7250-660

    Oxygen System Accessories

    LH-5000.7250-660

    Programs that pay for or provide oxygen masks, oxygen regulators, oxygen cylinder wrenches, nasal cannula, oxygen tubing, respiratory gas demand valves, endotracheal (ET) tube holders, tracheostomy supplies and other types of accessories that are used in conjunction with oxygen concentrators, portable and stationary oxygen units, nebulizers, ventilator circuits, and other respiratory aids.
  • Pain Management (3)
    LT-6600

    Pain Management

    LT-6600

    Multidisciplinary programs that specialize in the treatment of individuals who have chronic, severe pain of organic origin that has not responded to medical or surgical therapy. Treatment is individualized and may include occupational therapy, muscle relaxation, behavior modification, stress management, biofeedback, psychological and psychosocial counseling, nutrition counseling, food allergy testing, exercise programs and a variety of physical intervention techniques including electrical stimulation of selected peripheral nerves and laser biostimulation.
  • Parkinson's Disease (3)
    YF-3000.6160

    Parkinson's Disease

    YF-3000.6160

    One of a group of conditions called motor system disorders which result from loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Symptoms of PD include tremor (trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face), rigidity (stiffness of the limbs and trunk); bradykinesia (slowness of movement) and postural instability (impaired balance and coordination). As these symptoms become more pronounced, patients may have difficulty walking, talking, or completing other simple tasks. The disease usually affects people over the age of 50, can be difficult to diagnose accurately and may require brain scans or laboratory tests to rule out other conditions.
  • Patient Financial Services Offices (1)
    LH-6300.6450

    Patient Financial Services Offices

    LH-6300.6450

    Offices in hospitals and other health care institutions that answer patient questions about their accounts, billings, or insurance.
  • Patient/Family Support Services (3)
    LH-6300

    Patient/Family Support Services

    LH-6300

    Programs that provide support services for patients and their families. Included are offices in hospitals or medical clinics that provide advocacy, social work services, or assistance related to admissions or billing; temporary housing for patients/families; mercy flights; morale boosting activities; and other services that support the ability of patients and their families to cope with illness.
  • Pediatric Feeding Disorders Programs (2)
    LT-1750.6350

    Pediatric Feeding Disorders Programs

    LT-1750.6350

    Programs that provide diagnostic and treatment services on an inpatient, day treatment or outpatient basis for infants and toddlers with feeding disorders. The programs are generally multidisciplinary in nature involving specialists in gastroenterology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, behavioral psychology and nursing; and focus on treating related health problems, improving eating behaviors and oral motor skills and developing routines that can be transferred to the home environment. Parent education, family counseling and follow-up services are generally included.
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy (1)
    LR-6200.6500

    Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    LR-6200.6500

    Programs that evaluate the skills of children who are having difficulty with the practical and social skills necessary for everyday life and provide therapy whose objective is to help them become as physically, psychologically and socially independent as possible. Occupational therapy is provided for children when there is a disruption in one or more of the following areas: gross motor skills, fine motor skills, cognitive-perceptual skills, sensory motor integration, visual motor skills, motor planning skills, play skills, socio-emotional skills and/or activities of daily living (self-care skills such as dressing, eating and personal hygiene). Included are programs for children with birth injuries, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism and a wide range of other conditions.
  • Pediatrics (3)
    LV-6800

    Pediatrics

    LV-6800

    Programs that are staffed by specialists who are concerned with the physical, emotional and social health of infants, children and adolescents from birth to young adulthood. Pediatricians have advanced training in the biological, social and environmental factors that have an influence on a developing child and have expertise in diagnosing and treating the acute and chronic diseases that are common to individuals in this age range.
  • Peritoneal Dialysis (1)
    LT-6700

    Peritoneal Dialysis

    LT-6700

    Programs that provide instruction or direct assistance for people who have impaired kidney function and who utilize a saline solution which is infused by catheter into the abdomen where the peritoneum acts as a semipermeable membrane between the solution and the blood in the abdominal vessels in order to cleanse the blood. The fluid is removed after two to three hours.
  • Pharmacies (2)
    LH-6600

    Pharmacies

    LH-6600

    Organizations that are involved in the business of preparing, storing, compounding and dispensing drugs in accordance with prescriptions prepared by licensed physicians. Pharmacies also counsel patients on proper use of their medication and verify that new treatments are compatible with other medicines they may be taking.
  • Pharmacies that Deliver (6)
    LH-6600.6500

    Pharmacies that Deliver

    LH-6600.6500

    Drugstores that accept prescriptions by telephone and deliver necessary medication to people who are unable to pick it up themselves.
  • Pharmacists (2)
    YO-3000.6400

    Pharmacists

    YO-3000.6400

    Individuals who dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. They may also provide advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, conduct health and wellness screenings, provide flu shots and other immunizations, and oversee the medications given to patients. Retail pharmacists (also known as community pharmacists) work in retail stores such as chain drug stores or independently owned pharmacies. They dispense medications to the public and answer any questions about prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, or health concerns. Clinical pharmacists work in hospitals, clinics and other health care settings and are involved in direct patient care. They may go on rounds in a hospital with a physician or health care team, recommend medications to give to patients and oversee the dosage and timing of the delivery of those medications. They may also conduct some medical tests and offer advice to patients, e.g., pharmacists working in a diabetes clinic may counsel patients on how and when to take medications, suggest healthy food choices, and monitor patients' blood sugar. Consultant pharmacists provide advice about the medication regimens of patients, primarily those in institutional settings such as nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and other long term care environments. They may also give advice directly to patients, e.g., helping seniors manage their prescriptions. Compounding pharmacists make custom drugs prescribed by doctors for specific patients with needs that can't be met by commercially available drugs.
  • Pharmacy Technicians/Aides (2)
    YO-3000.6500

    Pharmacy Technicians/Aides

    YO-3000.6500

    Individuals who help licensed pharmacists with the administrative duties of running a pharmacy. Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists provide medication and other health care products to patients, usually by performing routine tasks to help prepare prescribed medication for patients e.g., counting tablets and labeling bottles. Pharmacy aides are often clerks or cashiers who primarily answer telephones, handle money, stock shelves and perform other clerical duties. They may establish and maintain patient profiles, prepare insurance claim forms and stock and take inventory of prescription and over-the-counter medications. In some jurisdictions, the duties of pharmacy aides and technicians overlap.
  • Physical Fitness (16)
    PL-6600

    Physical Fitness

    PL-6600

    Programs that provide activities for people who want to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance, muscle tone, reflexes, cardiovascular health and/or other aspects of physical functioning.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (1)
    LV-6900

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    LV-6900

    Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and management services for people who have a physical disability, either individually or as the leader of an interdisciplinary team. Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (also known as physiatrists) focus on restoring function using physical means rather than surgery. They prescribe medication, order assistive devices such as a brace or an artificial limb, recommend therapy (e.g., heat and cold, electrotherapies, trigger point injections, massage, biofeedback and traction) and set up exercise programs. Problems most commonly treated by physiatrists include acute and chronic pain, sports injuries (joint injuries, sprains and strains), injuries to the spine or spinal cord, neck injuries, tendonitis, pinched nerves, peripheral nerve injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, traumatic brain injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, arthritis and neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, polio and ALS. Physiatrists practice in rehabilitation centers, hospitals and private offices; and may have a broad practice or specialize in a particular area such as pediatrics, sports medicine, geriatric medicine or brain injury.
  • Physical Therapist Assistants/Aides (1)
    YO-3000.7150-650

    Physical Therapist Assistants/Aides

    YO-3000.7150-650

    Individuals who perform components of physical therapy procedures and related tasks selected by a supervising physical therapist that help improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities in patients suffering from injuries or disease. Components of treatment procedures performed by assistants, under the direction and supervision of physical therapists, involve exercises, massages, electrical stimulation, paraffin baths, hot and cold packs, traction and ultrasound. Aides are generally are responsible for keeping the treatment area clean and organized and for preparing for each patient's therapy. The duties of aides include some clerical tasks such as ordering depleted supplies, answering the telephone and filling out insurance forms and other paperwork.
  • Physical Therapists (1)
    YO-3000.7150-700

    Physical Therapists

    YO-3000.7150-700

    Individuals who provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities in patients suffering from injuries or disease. Their patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries and cerebral palsy. Treatment often includes exercise for patients who have been immobilized and lack flexibility, strength and endurance. Electrical stimulation, deep-tissue massage, traction, hot packs or cold compresses and ultrasound may be used to relieve pain and/or reduce swelling. Physical therapists also teach patients to use assistive and adaptive devices such as crutches, prostheses and wheelchairs; and may show patients exercises to do at home to expedite their recovery. The goal of physical therapy is to improve how an individual functions at work and at home.
  • Physical Therapy (21)
    LR-6600

    Physical Therapy

    LR-6600

    Programs that evaluate joint motion, muscle strength and endurance, heart and lung function and the ability of people to perform activities of daily living; and utilize the therapeutic properties of exercise, heat, cold, electricity, ultraviolet, water, manipulation and massage to improve circulation, strengthen muscles, reduce pain and restore mobility to people who have been disabled by a stroke, arthritis, back or spinal cord injuries or other debilitating conditions. Physical therapists practice in a variety of settings including hospitals, private offices, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, developmental centers, home health agencies, schools and pediatric centers.
  • Physician Assistants (1)
    YO-3000.5000-700

    Physician Assistants

    YO-3000.5000-700

    Individuals who are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health care services as delegated by a physician. Working as members of the health care team, they take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and x-rays, make diagnoses and prescribe medications. They also treat minor injuries by suturing, splinting and casting; record progress notes; instruct and counsel patients; and order or carry out therapy. PAs may be the principal care providers in rural or inner city clinics where a physician is present for only one or two days each week. In such cases, the PA confers with the supervising physician and other medical professionals as needed or as required by law. PAs also may make house calls or go to hospitals and nursing care facilities to check on patients, after which they report back to the physician.
  • Physicians/Surgeons (3)
    YO-3000.6600

    Physicians/Surgeons

    YO-3000.6600

    Individuals who diagnose illnesses and prescribe and administer treatment for people suffering from injury or disease. Physicians examine patients; obtain medical histories; order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests; and counsel patients on diet, hygiene and preventive health care. Surgeons are physicians who specialize in the treatment of injury, disease and deformity through operations. Using a variety of instruments, and with patients under general or local anesthesia, a surgeon corrects physical deformities, repairs bone and tissue after injuries or performs preventive surgeries on patients with debilitating diseases or disorders. Physicians work in one or more specialties including anesthesiology, family and community medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, allergy, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, radiology and surgery.
  • Plasma Donation Centers/Drives (1)
    LH-0500.0900-600

    Plasma Donation Centers/Drives

    LH-0500.0900-600

    Locations where people can come to donate plasma, the straw-colored liquid that carries the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The proteins and clotting factors in plasma are used to create products such as immunoglobin which provides a defense against infection, clotting factors which help people with hemophilia and others whose blood fails to clot normally, and plasma volume expanders which help people who have lost blood either from an injury or during surgery. Donors are generally compensated for their time with a cash payment. Also included are organizations that conduct campaigns which encourage volunteers to donate plasma for specific purposes, e.g., people who have had and recovered from the COVID-19 virus and are willing to donate plasma that may have antibodies that can be used to create plasma infusions which can be used to treat patients who are seriously ill with the virus. Until there is a vaccine, the infusions may be a tool that doctors can lean on, and a single donation can be used to treat several patients.
  • Podiatric/Foot Problems (1)
    YF-3000.6675

    Podiatric/Foot Problems

    YF-3000.6675

    Any of a variety of conditions that affect the feet. Included are corns and calluses, bunions, ingrown toenails, plantar warts that occur on the bottoms of the feet, plantar fasciitis (microscopic tears can occur within the plantar fascia, usually at its attachment on the heel), bacterial and fungal infections, skin and nail disorders, benign and cancerous tumors, congenital and acquired foot deformities and foot problems caused by illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Podiatry/Foot Care (1)
    LV-7200

    Podiatry/Foot Care

    LV-7200

    Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services for individuals who have diseases of or injuries to the feet. Conditions treated may include bacterial and fungal infections, skin and nail disorders, benign and cancerous tumors, congenital and acquired foot deformities and foot problems caused by illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular diseases. Treatment includes use of surgical procedures, casting or other forms of immobilization and the prescription of corrective devices, oral and locally injected medication and physical therapy. Included are services provided by podiatrists, chiropodists and other foot care specialists. Foot care may also be provided by nurses. Podiatrists are health professional specialists with a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree.
  • Poison Control (1)
    LH-2700.6500

    Poison Control

    LH-2700.6500

    Programs that provide emergency information, usually on a 24-hour basis, for medical personnel or others who may need to take immediate corrective action to treat an individual who has been poisoned or to prevent such an occurrence.
  • Poison Safety Education (1)
    JR-8200.3000-650

    Poison Safety Education

    JR-8200.3000-650

    Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures people can take to ensure that hazardous household products, pesticides, medication, plants and other poisonous substances are beyond the reach of children, pets and other vulnerable individuals. Topics may include a list of dangerous materials typically found in the home, suggestions for their safe storage and handling, remedies to keep on hand (e.g., syrup of ipecac which induces vomiting when people eat or drink certain poisons), and steps to take if a poisoning incident occurs.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (1)
    YF-5000.0500-650

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    YF-5000.0500-650

    A disorder affecting individuals who have experienced a psychologically traumatizing event which is characterized by reexperiencing the event through recurrent and intrusive recollections or dreams of the event, or the sudden feeling that the event was recurring; numbing of responsiveness or reduced involvement with the external world beginning sometime after the trauma; and/or one or a combination of other symptoms including hyperalertness or exaggerated startle response, sleep disturbance, guilt about surviving if others have not, memory or concentration impairment, avoidance of memories that recall the trauma and intensification of symptoms when exposed to events that symbolize or resemble the trauma.
  • Pregnancy Testing (2)
    LJ-2000.6750

    Pregnancy Testing

    LJ-2000.6750

    Programs that utilize laboratory procedures to determine whether an individual is pregnant or which provide access to devices for establishing pregnancy that people can use at home.
  • Prescription Drug Discount Cards (3)
    LH-6700.6250

    Prescription Drug Discount Cards

    LH-6700.6250

    Private organizations that issue cards that offer discounts on prescriptions at participating network pharmacies including chain and independent retail outlets, generally for an annual enrollment fee. Also included are programs that maintain lists of these types of programs for referral purposes.
  • Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs (12)
    LH-6700.6300

    Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs

    LH-6700.6300

    Pharmaceutical companies or pharmacies that make brand name or generic prescription drugs available to patients who are uninsured or underinsured or, for other reasons, cannot afford to pay the market price. Also included are organizations that help qualifying patients complete and file paperwork for submission to drug manufacturers to request such medication or which maintain lists of these types of programs for referral purposes.
  • Prostate Cancer (1)
    YF-3000.1480-680

    Prostate Cancer

    YF-3000.1480-680

    A condition in which there are malignant tumors in the prostate gland.
  • Psychiatric Hospitals (3)
    RM-3300.6500

    Psychiatric Hospitals

    RM-3300.6500

    Institutions whose primary function is to provide diagnostic and long or short-term treatment services for children, adolescents, adults and/or older adults who have acute psychiatric disorders, require hospitalization for maximum benefit, and who may be a threat to themselves, to their families or to others if left in the community or placed in a less restrictive treatment setting. Services may include a comprehensive evaluation; 24-hour care in a supportive, therapeutic environment; counseling for the patient and family; adjunctive therapies, as needed; medication, if required; and an aftercare program following discharge. Psychiatric hospitals may also offer a range of outpatient mental health services.
  • Public Awareness/Education for Autism (1)
    TJ-6500 * YF-1800.0400-050

    Public Awareness/Education * Autism

    TJ-6500 * YF-1800.0400-050

    Programs that utilize a wide variety of materials including pamphlets and other literature, media presentations, speakers, workshops, directories, newsletters and outreach and prevention programs to make the public aware of the human service needs of the community, the resources that are available to meet those needs, and the issues which are relevant to specific social problems and the measures that have been proposed for their solution.

    A developmental disability, usually evident by age three, which affects a child's ability to communicate, understand language, play and relate to others. Other characteristics include engagement in repetitive activities and stereotypic movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines and unusual responses to sensory experiences.

  • Public Health (2)
    JP

    Public Health

    JP

    Programs that protect and improve the health of the population through comprehensive efforts at the community level to prevent, control and eradicate disease and disabilities; eliminate environmental health hazards; promote sanitary living conditions; and recognize, prevent and control conditions in the workplace that constitute health hazards or place workers at risk for accidents.
  • Public Health Advisories (1)
    JR-8000.6400

    Public Health Advisories

    JR-8000.6400

    Programs that issue bulletins or otherwise inform the public of occurrences that may constitute a public health emergency. Public health advisories may also include safety instructions for people who are likely to be affected by the situation.
  • Radiology (2)
    LV-7500

    Radiology

    LV-7500

    Programs that are staffed by specialists who have expertise in the therapeutic utilization of radiant energy and its modifiers in the study and management of disease. Radiologists principally read x-rays but may also be certified to utilize some nuclear technology which involves the analysis and imaging of radionuclides and radiolabeled substances in vitro and in vivo for diagnosis and the administration of radionuclides and radiolabeled substances for the treatment of disease, especially malignant tumors.
  • Rapid HIV Tests (1)
    LF-4900.2400-700

    Rapid HIV Tests

    LF-4900.2400-700

    Programs that conduct HIV tests that detect HIV antibody using blood, serum or oral fluids as specimens, the results of which are available very quickly, usually within five to 30 minutes. A reactive rapid HIV test result must be confirmed by Western blot or immunofluorescence assay (IFA).
  • Rare Blood Donor Registries (1)
    LH-0500.0900-700

    Rare Blood Donor Registries

    LH-0500.0900-700

    Programs that maintain a computerized registry of individuals whose red blood cells lack common antigens or have uncommon antigens and are willing make regular donations of blood which may be used in the treatment of patients who require this blood type for a safe transfusion. In situations where none of the blood centers have the requisite rare blood, a donor may be contacted to help a particular patient. A person's blood type is considered rare if only one other person in 1,000 lacks the same antigens or shares the same uncommon antigens.
  • Rehabilitation Counselors (1)
    YO-3000.7150-750

    Rehabilitation Counselors

    YO-3000.7150-750

    Individuals who help people deal with the personal, social, and vocational effects of disabilities. They counsel people with disabilities resulting from birth defects, illness or disease, accidents or the stress of daily life. They evaluate the strengths and limitations of individuals, provide personal and vocational counseling, and arrange for medical care, vocational training and job placement. Rehabilitation counselors interview individuals with disabilities and their families, evaluate school and medical reports, and confer and plan with physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists and employers to determine the capabilities and skills of the individual. Conferring with the client, they develop a rehabilitation program, which often includes training to help the person develop job skills. They also work toward increasing the client's capacity to live independently.
  • Rehabilitation Personnel (1)
    YO-3000.7150

    Rehabilitation Personnel

    YO-3000.7150

    Individuals who provide treatment services for people with disabilities, disorders and injuries to relieve pain, develop or restore function, prevent muscular deconditioning and maintain optimum performance.
  • Rehabilitation/Habilitation Services (3)
    LR

    Rehabilitation/Habilitation Services

    LR

    Programs that provide rehabilitation and/or habilitation services. Rehabilitation services involve a combination of treatment and education services which are designed to restore maximum functioning, a sense of well-being and a personally satisfying level of independence for individuals who have temporary or permanent disabilities. Habilitation services involve a combination of treatment and education services which are designed to either increase or maintain the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social functioning of individuals who have not reached age-appropriate developmental milestones.
  • Rehabilitation/Restorative Home Nursing (1)
    LT-2800.3100-730

    Rehabilitation/Restorative Home Nursing

    LT-2800.3100-730

    Programs whose home health care services are provided by registered nurses with specialized training in the rehabilitative and restorative aspects of patient care who provide basic nursing services, patient and family education, therapy practice and support to help people with chronic and disabling conditions realize their rehabilitation goals and return to an optimum level of functioning.
  • Retail Pharmacies (3)
    LH-6600.7000

    Retail Pharmacies

    LH-6600.7000

    Pharmacies that are licensed to dispense prescription drugs to the general public, counsel patients on proper use of the medication, and verify that new treatments are compatible with other medicines the patient may be taking. Many community pharmacies also sell cosmetics, shampoo, groceries and other household items; and retailers such as supermarkets may include a pharmacy as a department of their store.
  • Sleep Apnea (1)
    YF-3000.7960-800

    Sleep Apnea

    YF-3000.7960-800

    A condition in which sleepers periodically stop breathing during sleep. The condition is characterized by loud snoring and long pauses in breathing which end with a sudden loud snore or choking gasp which may awaken the sleeper.
  • Sleep Disorders (1)
    YF-3000.7960

    Sleep Disorders

    YF-3000.7960

    Any of a variety of conditions in which the patient has difficulty falling or staying asleep, abnormal behaviors during sleep or trouble staying awake during the day.
  • Sleep Disorders Clinics (1)
    LT-1750.8100

    Sleep Disorders Clinics

    LT-1750.8100

    Programs that provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have any of a variety of conditions in which they have difficulty falling or staying asleep, abnormal behaviors during sleep or difficulty staying awake.
  • Specialized Information and Referral for Cancer (4)
    TJ-3000.8000 * YF-3000.1480

    Specialized Information and Referral * Cancer

    TJ-3000.8000 * YF-3000.1480

    Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.

    Any of a broad group of malignant neoplasms which are either carcinomas which have their origin in epithelial tissues or sarcomas which develop from connective tissues and those structures which had their origin in mesodermal tissues (the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and urogenital systems and the linings of body cavities). Cancer is invasive and tends to metastasize to new sites spreading directly into surrounding tissues or through the lymphatic or circulatory systems.

  • Specialized Information and Referral for Multiple Sclerosis (1)
    TJ-3000.8000 * YF-3000.5120

    Specialized Information and Referral * Multiple Sclerosis

    TJ-3000.8000 * YF-3000.5120

    Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.

    A chronic, slowly progressive disease of the central nervous system in which the myelin sheath which covers the nerves hardens, resulting in difficulties with muscle control, involuntary movements of the eyeballs, speech problems and tremor. Multiple sclerosis is marked by a history of remissions and exacerbations.

  • Specialty Hospitals (7)
    LL-3000.7800

    Specialty Hospitals

    LL-3000.7800

    Health care facilities that provide diagnostic and treatment services in an inpatient setting for people who have specified medical conditions.
  • Specialty Medicine (1)
    LV

    Specialty Medicine

    LV

    Programs that offer diagnostic and treatment services that are provided by physicians who have special training and expertise in a clinical area of practice which focuses on a specific age group (e.g., geriatrics, pediatrics), an organ or organ system of the body (e.g., internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology) or on complex scientific techniques developed to diagnose or treat certain types of disorders (e.g., nuclear medicine, radiology).
  • Speech Therapy (7)
    LR-8000.8000-820

    Speech Therapy

    LR-8000.8000-820

    Programs that offer individual or group therapy sessions which focus on the remediation of specific articulation problems in which speech sounds are omitted, replaced by substitute sounds or distorted; voice problems in which pitch, loudness or quality of voice is affected; or stuttering.
  • Speech Therapy for Autism (1)
    LR-8000.8000-820 * YF-1800.0400-050

    Speech Therapy * Autism

    LR-8000.8000-820 * YF-1800.0400-050

    Programs that offer individual or group therapy sessions which focus on the remediation of specific articulation problems in which speech sounds are omitted, replaced by substitute sounds or distorted; voice problems in which pitch, loudness or quality of voice is affected; or stuttering.

    A developmental disability, usually evident by age three, which affects a child's ability to communicate, understand language, play and relate to others. Other characteristics include engagement in repetitive activities and stereotypic movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines and unusual responses to sensory experiences.

  • Spinal Cord Rehabilitation for Veterans (1)
    LR-1570.8400 * YN-9000

    Spinal Cord Rehabilitation * Veterans

    LR-1570.8400 * YN-9000

    Programs that provide inpatient and/or outpatient rehabilitation services which may include medical/physical restoration, physical and occupational therapy, training in the use of adaptive equipment, recreational therapy, psychological counseling, patient and family education services, physical and home management assistance, vocational or school reintegration assistance and other supportive services to help individuals who have become disabled by a spinal cord injury recover from their injuries to the extent that is possible and maximize their potential for independent living.

    Individuals who are former members of one of the branches of the armed forces and who, by length and type of services, honorable discharge or release or degree of disability, qualify for the benefits and privileges that are provided by law for ex-servicemen and women.

  • Stuttering (1)
    YF-1500.8000-800

    Stuttering

    YF-1500.8000-800

    A disorder that is characterized by an interruption in the flow or rhythm of speech. Speech may be disrupted by repetitions of sounds and syllables, pauses and prolongations that differ in severity and frequency from those of normally fluent individuals.
  • Telemedicine (7)
    LV-8500

    Telemedicine

    LV-8500

    Programs that allow health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in remote locations using telecommunications technology. Telemedicine permits two-way, real time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or other practitioners at a distant site. Some programs may also incorporate other forms of communication including transfer of medical information such as CT scans, MRIs, ultrasound studies, radiographic images and pathology images to medical personnel at another site for review and analysis. The technology is also being used in other related areas of practice (e.g., mental health, substance use disorders, gambling) as well as for teaching and remote caregiving purposes.
  • Therapeutic Exercise (1)
    LR-8400

    Therapeutic Exercise

    LR-8400

    Rehabilitation oriented fitness programs that develop individualized exercise routines and other fitness activities for people with acute or chronic health conditions such as arthritis, congestive heart failure, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, physical disabilities or other problems which affect their physical functioning with the objective of mitigating the effects of their condition; improving muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular health; losing weight, if desirable; and reducing the risk of health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and depression. Included are gym and home based therapeutic exercise programs and aquatic therapy.
  • Trauma Centers (1)
    LD-8500

    Trauma Centers

    LD-8500

    Hospitals that are strategically located and equipped with licensed helicopter pads and staffed by specially trained trauma surgeons and anesthesiologists who are available in-house 24 hours per day to treat critically injured victims of traffic accidents, fires, gunshot wounds or other injuries during the crucial "golden hour" when their surgical needs are highest.
  • Urgent Care Centers (3)
    LN-8500

    Urgent Care Centers

    LN-8500

    Programs, which may be available on a 24-hour basis, that provide walk-in treatment services for people who have minor illnesses or injuries. Urgent care centers serve as an alternative to hospital emergency departments for episodic care that can not be delayed until an appointment at a physician's office is available; and are often equipped to provide services not generally available in primary care physician offices, e.g., have x-ray facilities that allow for treatment of minor fractures and foreign bodies such as nail gun injuries and/or minor care trauma rooms that facilitate the repair of minor and moderate to severe lacerations that can be treated in an urgent care center.
  • Veteran Outpatient Clinics (1)
    LN-9000

    Veteran Outpatient Clinics

    LN-9000

    Outpatient medical facilities operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provide routine primary medical care for eligible veterans. Services generally include x-rays, general health check ups, blood pressure checks, treatment for basic illnesses and laboratory tests.
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (1)
    LL-3000.9000

    Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

    LL-3000.9000

    Health care facilities operated by the U.S. government that provide inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric care for eligible veterans.
  • Visual/Reading Aids (6)
    LH-0600.9000

    Visual/Reading Aids

    LH-0600.9000

    Programs that pay for or provide equipment or other products which enhance the ability of people who have visual impairments or other disabilities to see and/or read; or which make television programs, feature films, home videos and other visual media accessible by providing a descriptive narration of key visual elements in these programs.
  • Weight Loss Assistance (1)
    LT-9500.9550

    Weight Loss Assistance

    LT-9500.9550

    Programs that utilize one or a variety of techniques including nutrition education, special diets, protein sparing fasting, behavior modification, exercise, hypnosis, medication and/or surgery to help obese or overweight individuals attain a more healthful body weight and develop a lifestyle that will allow them to maintain it.
  • Weight Management (1)
    LT-9500

    Weight Management

    LT-9500

    Programs that utilize one or a variety of techniques including nutrition education, exercise, special diets, protein sparing fasting, behavior modification, hypnosis, medication or surgery to help individuals who have a weight control problem gain or lose weight to achieve a more healthful body weight and develop a lifestyle that allows them to maintain that weight.
  • Wellness Programs (11)
    LH-2700.9500

    Wellness Programs

    LH-2700.9500

    Programs that offer individual and/or group sessions which assist participants to understand how their lifestyle impacts their physical and mental health and to develop personal practices that enhance their total well-being. Wellness programs are holistic and combine a variety of components which may include a general physical examination that is tailored to the individual's needs; an evaluation of the person's pattern of exercise, eating habits, sources of stress and other lifestyle elements that are potential risk factors; and the development and implementation of an individualized plan for prevention management and early intervention to optimize health and performance which may include physical fitness sessions, nutrition counseling, stress reduction techniques, biofeedback, practice in assuming responsibility for one's choices, and other specific measures for avoiding physical and mental health conditions.
  • Wellness Programs for Youth (1)
    LH-2700.9500 * YB-9500

    Wellness Programs * Youth

    LH-2700.9500 * YB-9500

    Programs that offer individual and/or group sessions which assist participants to understand how their lifestyle impacts their physical and mental health and to develop personal practices that enhance their total well-being. Wellness programs are holistic and combine a variety of components which may include a general physical examination that is tailored to the individual's needs; an evaluation of the person's pattern of exercise, eating habits, sources of stress and other lifestyle elements that are potential risk factors; and the development and implementation of an individualized plan for prevention management and early intervention to optimize health and performance which may include physical fitness sessions, nutrition counseling, stress reduction techniques, biofeedback, practice in assuming responsibility for one's choices, and other specific measures for avoiding physical and mental health problems. * Individuals who are younger than age 18.
  • Women's Health Centers (3)
    LN-9500

    Women's Health Centers

    LN-9500

    Programs that provide comprehensive primary and specialized care which focus on health issues experienced by women. Services are provided in an emotionally supportive and safe environment, and typically include health education, wellness programs and assistance navigating services. Specialized care available at women's health centers vary and may include reproductive and sexual health diagnostic and treatment services, access to abortion, cancer screening, and/or other public education programs focused on women's health.