Health Care

    Results: 75

  • Assistive Technology Equipment (15)
    LH-0600

    Assistive Technology Equipment

    LH-0600

    Programs that pay for or provide equipment, appliances and assistive aids that enable people, including those who have physical or sensory limitations, to increase their mobility and/or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.
  • Assistive Technology Equipment Sales (1)
    LH-0650.0500

    Assistive Technology Equipment Sales

    LH-0650.0500

    Programs that sell new, used and/or reconditioned assistive technology products on a retail or discount basis.
  • Assistive Technology Information (1)
    LH-2700.0500

    Assistive Technology Information

    LH-2700.0500

    Programs that provide information about cognitive/learning aids, control and signaling aids, daily living aids, hearing augmentation aids, mobility aids, prosthetic/orthotic/seating devices, recreational aids, speech aids, and/or visual/reading aids which enables potential users to evaluate their alternatives and make informed choices.
  • Audiology (1)
    LR-8000.0500

    Audiology

    LR-8000.0500

    Programs that provide a variety of nonmedical evaluations to determine the range, nature and extent of hearing loss and rehabilitation services for people whose hearing impairments cannot be improved by medical or surgical means. Audiologists evaluate hearing, identify hearing disorders, assess hearing aids and teach clients to conserve hearing and use residual hearing.
  • Blind Mobility Aids (1)
    LH-0600.5000-100

    Blind Mobility Aids

    LH-0600.5000-100

    Programs that pay for or provide aids such as long canes, laser canes, compasses and raised maps which facilitate the ability of blind people to move safely and efficiently in the school, home or community environment.
  • Blood Tests (1)
    LF-5280.1500

    Blood Tests

    LF-5280.1500

    Programs that conduct laboratory tests to determine the chemical, physical or serological characteristics of the blood or some portion of it. The results may be used as a diagnostic tool for many diseases and conditions.
  • Braille and Tactile Aids (1)
    LH-0600.9000-100

    Braille and Tactile Aids

    LH-0600.9000-100

    Programs that pay for or provide equipment which can be used to create materials that are written in Braille (a system which uses raised dots to represent numerals and letters of the alphabet that can be identified by the fingers), Optacons or other devices that help people to read and/or write using their sense of touch. Included are devices such as calculators, alarm clocks, watches, calendars, kitchen equipment, scales and other items which have tactile displays.
  • Breast Examinations (1)
    LF-4900.1500-120

    Breast Examinations

    LF-4900.1500-120

    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.
  • 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.
  • Community Clinics (11)
    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 Mental Health Agencies (2)
    RM-6500.1500

    Community Mental Health Agencies

    RM-6500.1500

    Community-based outpatient facilities that offer individual, group, conjoint and family counseling, therapy groups, medication and other mental health services for community residents, especially those who are indigent, who have acute or chronic psychiatric disorders or who may be experiencing difficulty resolving personal or interpersonal conflicts or making personal adjustments to stressful life situations such as separation, divorce, loss of a spouse or a child, poor health, unemployment, family violence, delinquency or substance abuse. Included may be city and county-operated and nonprofit facilities.
  • 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 (8)
    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.
  • Dermatology (1)
    LV-1800

    Dermatology

    LV-1800

    Programs that are staffed by specialists who provide comprehensive preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have benign and malignant disorders of the skin and related tissues of the mouth, external genitalia, hair and nails as well as advice regarding the care of normal skin. Dermatologists use a variety of diagnostic procedures including microscopic and microbiologic examination of the skin and its secretions and treatment methods which may include externally applied, injected and internal medications; selected x-ray and ultraviolet light therapy; and a range of surgical procedures using instruments which include the scalpel, surgical curette, electrosurgical unit, freezing surgical unit and laser.
  • Diabetes Screening (1)
    LF-4900.1700

    Diabetes Screening

    LF-4900.1700

    Programs that administer tests which determine whether an individual has diabetes, a disorder in which the pancreas produces too little insulin with the result that the body in unable to adequately metabolize sugar.
  • Eating Disorders Treatment (1)
    RP-6400.1900

    Eating Disorders Treatment

    RP-6400.1900

    Multidisciplinary programs, often offered on an inpatient basis with post-discharge outpatient therapy, that provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for individuals who have anorexia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, bulimia or a related eating disorder. Treatment depends on the specific type of eating disorder involved but typically involves psychotherapy, nutrition education, family counseling, medication and hospitalization, if required, to stabilize the patient's health.
  • Eye Care (1)
    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.
  • Eye Screening (2)
    LF-4900.2000

    Eye Screening

    LF-4900.2000

    Programs that offer screening procedures that identify people who have targeted eye diseases or vision deficiencies that may require further examination.
  • 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 Physical Examinations (1)
    LF-5300

    General Physical Examinations

    LF-5300

    Examinations by a physician which determine the general physical condition of an individual and detect any sign of abnormality.
  • Geriatric Assessment (4)
    LF-4900.2050

    Geriatric Assessment

    LF-4900.2050

    Programs, generally staffed by an interdisciplinary team comprising a geriatrician, a nurse, a social worker and a pharmacist, that evaluate the functional ability, physical health, cognitive and mental health and socioenvironmental situation of older adults, particular those who are frail or chronically ill, to identify health-related problems, develop plans for treatment and follow-up, coordinate care, determine the need for long-term care, and ensure the optimal use of health care resources. Beneficial outcomes may include greater diagnostic accuracy, improved functional and mental status, reduced mortality, decreased use of nursing facilities and acute care hospitals and increased satisfaction with care.
  • Glaucoma Screening (1)
    LF-4900.2000-250

    Glaucoma Screening

    LF-4900.2000-250

    Programs that conduct screening procedures, often for elderly people, which measure intraocular pressure to detect the presence of glaucoma.
  • Health Care (3)
    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 Conditions (1)
    YF-3000

    Health Conditions

    YF-3000

    Acute or chronic illnesses, injuries or other pathological conditions which affect the individual's physical well-being.
  • 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 Insurance Information/Counseling (2)
    LH-3500

    Health Insurance Information/Counseling

    LH-3500

    Programs that offer information and guidance for people who need assistance in selecting appropriate health insurance coverage and which may also answer questions about health insurance benefits and help people complete insurance forms.
  • Health Screening/Diagnostic Services (1)
    LF

    Health Screening/Diagnostic Services

    LF

    Programs that utilize one or a combination of diagnostic tools to test large groups of people who are assumed to be well for the presence of a particular disease or condition or for certain risk factors that are known to be associated with that disease or condition; or which conduct in-depth tests to establish the cause and nature of an individual's presenting illness. The purpose of screening is to identify people who have a potential problem and refer them for early diagnosis and treatment and, where possible, to provide preventive measures. Early identification is particularly important when dealing with conditions that are more difficult to treat when fully developed. The purpose of more in-depth diagnostic work is to establish a logical basis for ongoing treatment.
  • Health/Disability Related Counseling (4)
    RP-1400.8000-300

    Health/Disability Related Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-300

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for individuals who have a disability; who are concerned about or have any of a variety of illnesses, including those that may ultimately be fatal; or who have experienced the disabling or disfiguring effects of an illness, injury or surgery. The counseling may deal with the realities of having a disability or being ill, coping with their illness/disability, life adjustments required by their situation, and helping them evaluate their alternatives and make personal choices that will maximize their ability to function independently. Included are programs that provide counseling for individuals who have a family history of a particular health condition or disability and need assistance in coping with the emotional problems that are associated with having or being at risk for developing the condition.
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups (11)
    PN-8100.3000

    Health/Disability Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.3000

    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, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.
  • Hearing Augmentation Aids (1)
    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.
  • Home Health Aide Services (1)
    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 Care (101)
    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.
  • Home Nursing (4)
    LT-2800.3100

    Home Nursing

    LT-2800.3100

    Programs that offer skilled nursing care under the guidance and supervision of a physician in the homes of recently discharged hospital patients and other people who need continuous nursing care but are not in an acute phase of their illness.
  • Hospice Care (75)
    LT-3000

    Hospice Care

    LT-3000

    Programs that provide a full range of supportive services for terminally ill individuals who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family. Hospice care may be provided at home, in a freestanding hospice facility, a hospice unit of a hospital or in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. In order to qualify for Medicaid or Medicare reimbursement, an individual must have a life threatening illness and must be certified by their physician to have entered the last six months of life.
  • Hospice Facilities (1)
    LT-3000.3000

    Hospice Facilities

    LT-3000.3000

    Programs that provide a full range of supportive services in an inpatient or residential setting for terminally ill people who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family.
  • Hospitals (14)
    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).
  • Immunizations (7)
    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.
  • In Home Hospice Care (3)
    LT-3000.3300

    In Home Hospice Care

    LT-3000.3300

    Programs that provide a full range of supportive services in their own homes for terminally ill people who are in the final stages of their illnesses and for their families. Services may include medical care, pain and symptom management, home nurse visitation, case management, emotional and spiritual support, and bereavement services for the patient and members of the family.
  • Inpatient Medically Assisted Alcohol Detoxification (1)
    RX-1700.0500-330

    Inpatient Medically Assisted Alcohol Detoxification

    RX-1700.0500-330

    Programs operated under the supervision of trained physicians, nurses or counselors in an inpatient hospital setting or other inpatient facility 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.
  • Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities (1)
    BH-8400.6000-350

    Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

    BH-8400.6000-350

    Residential health care facilities that provide developmental services including training and support in life skills such as mobility, socialization, employment and recreation as well as skilled nursing services for children and adults with developmental disabilities (or a developmental disability and one or more secondary impairments) who require a level of medical care, support and supervision not available in group homes or other community care settings or through supported living arrangements, but who do not need full-time intensive medical care or support. Included are Intermediate Care Facilities/DD for people who have a primary need for developmental services and a recurring but intermittent need for skilled nursing services; Intermediate Care Facilities/DD-Habilitative for people who have a primary need for developmental services and an ongoing, predictable but intermittent need for skilled nursing services; and Intermediate Care Facilities/DD-Nursing for people who have a primary need for developmental services and a continuous need for skilled nursing services to monitor medication or medical conditions. These facilities are licensed by the state which also certifies that federal guidelines have been met.
  • 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 (1)
    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.
  • Mail Order Pharmacies (1)
    LH-6600.5000

    Mail Order Pharmacies

    LH-6600.5000

    Drugstores and other establishments that receive written prescriptions through the mail, fill the prescriptions and send the prescription medication to the individual by return mail.
  • Medical Equipment/Supplies (1)
    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 Expense Assistance (10)
    LH-5100

    Medical Expense Assistance

    LH-5100

    Programs that pay the health care expenses of people who are unable to obtain necessary care without assistance. Medical expense assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Medical Information Lines (2)
    TJ-3200.5000

    Medical Information Lines

    TJ-3200.5000

    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 that 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 website.
  • Medication Information/Management (1)
    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 women 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.
  • Mother and Infant Care (1)
    LJ-5000

    Mother and Infant Care

    LJ-5000

    Programs that prepare expectant mothers for childbirth and provide health care services for mothers and infants during pregnancy and following birth.
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (29)
    BT-4500.6500-500

    Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

    BT-4500.6500-500

    Programs that provide nonemergency transportation for individuals who require routine medical services and who, because of financial problems or their physical condition, are unable to use other available means of local transportation.
  • Nursing Facilities (111)
    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.
  • Nursing Facility Complaints (1)
    DD-1500.4280-600

    Nursing Facility Complaints

    DD-1500.4280-600

    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, unethical, improper or unprofessional conduct of personnel or other inappropriate business practices of nursing facilities.
  • Optometry (1)
    LV-2400.6350

    Optometry

    LV-2400.6350

    Programs that are staffed by health care professionals who are licensed to provide primary eye care services including comprehensive eye health and vision examinations; diagnosis and treatment of disease and vision disorders; and prescriptions for glasses, contact lenses, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy and medications. Optometrists check patient vision using eye charts; measure patient nearsightedness, farsightedness, depth perception and other vision problems using optical instruments; prescribe and fit corrective lenses or other corrective treatments to conserve, improve and correct vision; prescribe training exercises to strengthen weak eye muscles; and counsel patients on contact lens use and care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements, working distances and safety factors. They may also examine eyes for glaucoma and other diseases and refer patients to ophthalmologists or other physicians and surgeons when ocular or other diseases are found. Optometrists may specialize in fitting visual aids for people who are partially blind, fitting contact lenses or correcting special vision problems.
  • Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery (2)
    LV-1600.6300

    Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

    LV-1600.6300

    Programs that are staffed by specialists who perform restorative dental operations on the mouth and associated structures, especially the teeth and jaws and, in some cases, the face.
  • 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.
  • Pap Tests (1)
    LF-4900.1500-650

    Pap Tests

    LF-4900.1500-650

    Programs that conduct microscopic studies of tissue samples from the cervix or vagina as a means of early cancer detection in women.
  • Pharmacies (1)
    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.
  • Podiatry/Foot Care (2)
    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.
  • Pregnancy Testing (1)
    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 Drugs for Specific Health Conditions (1)
    LH-6700.6400

    Prescription Drugs for Specific Health Conditions

    LH-6700.6400

    Programs that supply medication that has been prescribed as part of an individual's treatment for an illness or injury or to prevent people at risk for getting an illness from contracting it, generally in situations where the individual is unable to purchase the medication for him or herself.
  • Prescription Medication Services (3)
    LH-6700

    Prescription Medication Services

    LH-6700

    Programs that provide access to low-cost or difficult to obtain prescription drugs or supportive services that help patients take their medication as prescribed by their physician.
  • Public Clinics (1)
    LN-6700

    Public Clinics

    LN-6700

    County or city-operated outpatient health care facilities that provide a broad range of diagnostic and treatment services including primary adult and pediatric care, prenatal care, dental care and specialty medicine as well as laboratory and radiological services and allied support services like nutrition and health education. Some public clinics may also offer public health services such as immunizations and communicable disease screening and treatment. Services are available on an ability-to-pay basis and target low-income and indigent residents of the community.
  • Public Health (5)
    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 Nursing (1)
    JP-6600

    Public Health Nursing

    JP-6600

    Programs that protect and improve the health of the community through the use of public health nurses whose services are available through departments of public health, schools and voluntary agencies, typically in connection with medical programs supervised by physicians. Activities may include home visits to provide nursing under medical supervision for acutely ill patients and people who are chronically ill; outreach to populations who may not seek out health care through a traditional medical facility; support for physicians in public health clinics and disease detection programs; first aid and screening programs for school children; nutrition counseling; family planning information and a wide range of health education and prevention programs for the community at large which deal with personal health practices that can help to prevent illness.
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities (92)
    LL-6000.8000

    Skilled Nursing Facilities

    LL-6000.8000

    Health care facilities or distinct parts of hospitals that provide intensive nursing services as well as supportive services for people who require continuous inpatient care but who are not in an acute phase of an illness.
  • Specialized Treatment and Prevention (2)
    LT

    Specialized Treatment and Prevention

    LT

    Programs that offer medical or surgical procedures or behavior management interventions that have been especially developed to ameliorate or cure a specific disease, disability or condition or which modify the circumstances under which health care is provided based on the condition and mobility of the patient.
  • State/Local Health Insurance Programs (1)
    NL-5000.8000

    State/Local Health Insurance Programs

    NL-5000.8000

    Programs that provide health insurance for people who do not qualify for Medicaid, do not have access to insurance provided by an employer or cannot afford privately purchased health insurance. Services covered by these programs vary by state but generally include hospitalization, physician services, emergency room visits, family planning, immunizations, laboratory and x-ray services, outpatient surgery, chiropractic care, prescriptions, eye exams, eye glasses and dental care. Other services may include alcohol and drug treatment, mental health services, medical and equipment and supplies and rehabilitative therapy. Eligibility requirements also vary. Included are state and/or local government health insurance programs which may be administered by the state or at the local level, and public/private partnerships between state and/or local government entities and health insurance companies or other private organizations. Health care is generally provided through participating managed care plans in the area.
  • Terminal Illness (2)
    YF-8500

    Terminal Illness

    YF-8500

    An illness which, because of its nature, can be expected to cause the individual to die.
  • Urine Tests (1)
    LF-5280.8900

    Urine Tests

    LF-5280.8900

    Programs that offer urinalyses, a screening procedure that is used to detect cellular material or substances in the urine that are associated with a variety of metabolic and kidney disorders, and can help to find abnormalities that require follow-up. In many cases, substances such as protein or glucose will begin to appear in the urine before patients are aware that they may have a problem. The test is also used as a diagnostic tool that can identify or confirm the specific nature of a problem when a patient presents certain symptoms (e.g., a urinary tract infection when the individual complains of abdominal pain, back pain, painful or frequent urination or blood in the urine). The test may also be performed to help diagnose specific disorders such as endocrine diseases, bladder cancer, osteoporosis and porphyrias (a group of disorders caused by chemical imbalance); and for patients with acute or chronic conditions such as kidney disease, a urinalysis may be ordered at intervals as a method to help monitor organ function, status and response to treatment.
  • Urology (1)
    LV-8300.9000

    Urology

    LV-8300.9000

    Programs that are staffed by specialists who have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment or management of medical and surgical conditions affecting the urinary tract. In women, this refers to the kidneys, ureter, urethra, and bladder. In men, this additionally includes the reproductive tract with penis, prostate and testicles. Urologists are trained to deal with prostate infections, obstruction, and cancer; incontinence; urinary tract infections including kidney and bladder infections; kidney stones; urologic cancer; and male impotence and infertility.
  • 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 (1)
    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.
  • Well Baby Care (1)
    LF-7000.9500

    Well Baby Care

    LF-7000.9500

    Programs that provide health screening and immunization services for infants and toddlers to ensure their physical well-being and healthy development. Preschool aged children are also eligible in some areas.
  • Wheelchairs/Wheeled Mobility (1)
    LH-0600.5000-970

    Wheelchairs/Wheeled Mobility

    LH-0600.5000-970

    Programs that provide special chairs with large wheels, some of which are power driven, that are used to transport patients or to provide increased mobility for people who are partially paralyzed or otherwise unable to walk. Also included are other types of personal wheeled transportation such as the Amigo.
  • Women's Health Centers (2)
    LN-9500

    Women's Health Centers

    LN-9500

    Programs that provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services which focus on conditions that are typically seen in women. Women's health centers provide services in an emotionally supportive and safe environment, and place emphasis on educational programs that encourage women to take personal responsibility for their own health and wellness.