Healthcare organisation type

For use with Healthcare Identifiers Service forms.

In tables, n.e.c means ‘not elsewhere classified’.

To determine the information you need to complete question 27/28/29 for the Application to register a Seed Organisation form or 24 for the Application to register a Network Organisation form, select your organisation type, then your organisation service type, and service unit descriptions if applicable:

Aged Care Residential Services

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Charitable hostels for the aged N/A
Government nursing home for the aged N/A
Local government hostel for the aged N/A
Private charitable nursing home for the aged N/A
Private profit nursing home for the aged Accommodation for the aged operation
Private profit nursing home for the aged Aged care hostel operation
Private profit nursing home for the aged Nursing home operation
Private profit nursing home for the aged Residential care for the aged operation
State government hostel for the aged N/A

Ambulance Services

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Aerial ambulance service N/A
Ambulance service N/A

Central Government Healthcare Administration

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Divisions of general practice N/A

Chiropractic and Osteopathic Services

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Conservative dental service N/A
Dental hospital (out-patient) N/A

Dental Services

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Dental practice service N/A
Dental practitioner service N/A
Dental surgery service N/A
Endodontic service N/A
Oral pathology service N/A
Oral surgery service N/A
Orthodontic service N/A
Paedodontics service N/A
Periodontic service N/A
Prosthodontics service N/A

General Health Administration

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
General health administration General health administration

General Practice

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Community health care Blood donation
Community health care Cancer screening
Community health care Health advocacy
Community health care Health information/referral
Community health care Immunisation
Community health care Maternal and child health
Community health care Sexual health
Community health care Speech pathology/therapy
Flying doctor service N/A
General medical practitioner service N/A
General practice medical clinic service N/A
Rural general medical practice service N/A

Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals)

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Children’s hospital N/A
Day hospital n.e.c N/A
Defence force hospital N/A
Ear, nose and throat hospital N/A
Eye hospital N/A
General hospital N/A
Hospital (except psychiatric or veterinary hospitals) N/A
Infectious diseases hospital (including human quarantine stations) N/A
Maternity hospital N/A
Obstetric hospital N/A
Other Commonwealth hospital N/A
Private acute care hospital N/A
Private day centre/hospital N/A
Private freestanding day surgery centre N/A
Public acute care hospital N/A
Public day centre/hospital N/A
Public freestanding day surgery centre N/A
Subacute hospitals N/A
Veterans affairs hospital N/A
Women’s hospital N/A

Local Government Healthcare Administration

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Local government healthcare administration Local government healthcare administration

Mental Health Hospitals

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Private mental health hospital N/A
Public mental health hospital N/A

Optometry and Optical Dispensing

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Contact lens dispensing N/A
Eye testing (optometrist) N/A
Optical dispensing N/A
Optician service N/A
Orthoptic service N/A
Spectacles dispensing N/A

Other Allied Health Services

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Acupuncture service N/A
Aromatherapy service N/A
Audiology service N/A
Clinical psychology service N/A
Dental hygiene service N/A
Dietician service N/A
Extended allied health services Alexander technique therapy
Extended allied health services Aromatherapy
Extended allied health services Biorhythm services
Extended allied health services Bowen therapy
Extended allied health services Chinese herbal medicine
Extended allied health services Feldenkrais
Extended allied health services Hypnotherapy
Extended allied health services Kinesiology
Extended allied health services Magnetic therapy
Extended allied health services Meditation
Extended allied health services Myotherapy
Extended allied health services Naturopathy
Extended allied health services Reflexology
Extended allied health services Reiki
Extended allied health services Relaxation therapy
Extended allied health services Shiatsu
Extended allied health services Western herbal medicine
Hearing aid dispensing N/A
Herbalist service N/A
Homoeopathic service N/A
Hydropathic service N/A
Midwifery service N/A
Naturopathic service N/A
Nursing service N/A
Occupational therapy service N/A
Podiatry service N/A
Speech pathology service N/A
Therapeutic massage service N/A

Other Healthcare Services n.e.c

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Blood bank operation N/A
Community health facility N/A
Community health facility – mental N/A
Community health facility – other N/A
Community health facility – substance abuse N/A
Health assessment service N/A
Healthcare service n.e.c N/A
Private (non-profit) Community Health Centre N/A
Public Community Health Centre N/A

Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services n.e.c

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Interpretation service Interpretation service
Professional, scientific and technical services n.e.c Professional, scientific and technical services n.e.c
Translation service Translation service

Other Residential Care Services

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Government nursing home for young disabled N/A
Other charitable hostel N/A
Other local government hostel N/A
Other state government hostel N/A
Private alcohol and drug treatment centre N/A
Private charitable nursing home for young disabled Children’s home operation
Private charitable nursing home for young disabled Community mental health hostel operation
Private charitable nursing home for young disabled Crisis care accommodation operation
Private charitable nursing home for young disabled Home for the disadvantaged operation n.e.c
Private charitable nursing home for young disabled Hospice operation
Private charitable nursing home for young disabled Residential refuge operation
Private charitable nursing home for young disabled Respite residential care operation
Private profit nursing home for young disabled N/A
Public alcohol and drug treatment centre N/A

Other Social Assistance Services

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Aged care assistance service Aged care assessment
Aged care assistance service Aged Care information/referral
Aged care assistance service Case management for older persons
Aged care assistance service Delivered meals (meals on wheels)
Aged care assistance service Friendly visiting
Aged care assistance service Home care/housekeeping assistance
Aged care assistance service Home maintenance and repair
Aged care assistance service Personal alarms/alerts
Aged care assistance service Personal care for older persons
Aged care assistance service Planned activity groups
Alcoholics anonymous operation Alcoholics anonymous operation
Disabilities assistance service Acquired brain injury information/referral
Disabilities assistance service Bereavement counselling
Disabilities assistance service Crisis counselling
Disabilities assistance service Disability advocacy
Disabilities assistance service Disability aids and equipment
Disabilities assistance service Disability case management
Disabilities assistance service Disability day programs and activities
Disabilities assistance service Disability information/referral
Disabilities assistance service Disability support packages
Disabilities assistance service Disability supported accommodation
Disabilities assistance service Early childhood intervention
Disabilities assistance service Family counselling and/or family therapy
Disabilities assistance service Family violence counselling
Disabilities assistance service Generalist counselling
Disabilities assistance service Genetic counselling
Disabilities assistance service Health counselling
Disabilities assistance service Mediation
Disabilities assistance service Problem gambling counselling
Disabilities assistance service Relationship counselling
Disabilities assistance service Sexual assault counselling
Disabilities assistance service Trauma counselling
Disabilities assistance service Victims of crime counselling

Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Services

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Diagnostic imaging service Diagnostic radiology
Diagnostic imaging service Diagnostic ultrasound/sonography
Diagnostic imaging service In vivo and in vitro nuclear medicine
Diagnostic imaging service Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Diagnostic imaging service Medical radiation therapy/radiation oncology
Diagnostic imaging service Nuclear cardiology
Diagnostic imaging service Nuclear imaging and therapy
Diagnostic imaging service Nuclear medicine
Diagnostic imaging service Obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound
Medical laboratory service Chemical pathology
Medical laboratory service Clinical chemistry services
Medical laboratory service General services
Medical laboratory service Genetic services
Medical laboratory service Haematology services
Medical laboratory service Immunology services
Medical laboratory service Microbiology services
Pathology laboratory service Anatomical pathology (including cytopathology and forensic pathology)
Pathology laboratory service Cytopathology
Pathology laboratory service Forensic pathology
X-ray clinic service N/A

Physiotherapy Services

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Physiotherapy services N/A

Provision and administration of public health program

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Provision and administration of public health program N/A

Retail Pharmacy

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Community pharmacy Baby clinic service
Community pharmacy Blood glucose testing
Community pharmacy Blood pressure monitoring service
Community pharmacy Bone density testing
Community pharmacy Buprenorphine treatment program
Community pharmacy Charge a service fee for compilation or provision of methadone
Community pharmacy Chemotherapy preparation
Community pharmacy Charge a service fee for compilation or provision of methadone
Community pharmacy Chemotherapy preparation
Community pharmacy Cholesterol testing
Community pharmacy Community education (structured)
Community pharmacy Complementary therapies such as aromatherapy, massage, etc
Community pharmacy Continence
Community pharmacy Diabetes Australia sub agency
Community pharmacy Diabetes management
Community pharmacy Dose administration aid packing (e.g. Websterpak)
Community pharmacy Herbal medicines
Community pharmacy Home delivery service
Community pharmacy Home medicines reviews (HMRs)
Community pharmacy Immunisation travel advisory service medical certificates
Community pharmacy Medical certificates
Community pharmacy Medication profiling (provision of a current medication summary)
Community pharmacy Methadone treatment program
Community pharmacy Needle and syringe program
Community pharmacy Nutritional supplement, counselling/nutritional support
Community pharmacy Optometry services
Community pharmacy Over-the-counter (OTC) inclusion, for a fee
Community pharmacy Pharmacist consultations
Community pharmacy Residential medication management reviews (RMMR)
Community pharmacy Return of unwanted medicines program
Community pharmacy Services in remote areas
Community pharmacy Sharps disposal service
Community pharmacy Sleep apnoea monitoring equipment
Community pharmacy Smoking cessation/quit smoking program
Community pharmacy Specialised compounding
Community pharmacy Specialist wound management service
Community pharmacy Supply of medicines to Aboriginal health
Pharmacy, retail, operation Pharmacy, retail, operation

Specialist Medical Services

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
Allergy specialist service N/A
Anaesthetist service N/A
Dermatology service N/A
Ear, nose and throat specialist service N/A
Emergency department services Emergency department with paediatric coverage
Emergency department services Emergency department with trauma service
Emergency department services Emergency department without  trauma service
Emergency department services Emergency department without paediatric coverage
Emergency department services Emergency department: general practice level, with paediatric coverage
Emergency department services Emergency department: general practice level, without paediatric coverage
Gynaecology services Gynaecological oncology
Gynaecology services Obstetrics and gynaecology
Gynaecology services Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
Gynaecology services Urogynaecology
Hair transplant service (by registered medical practitioner) N/A
Neurology service N/A
Obstetrics service N/A
Ophthalmology service N/A
Orthopaedic service N/A
Paediatric service Behavioural paediatrics
Paediatric service Neonatology and perinatology
Paediatric service Paediatric anaesthesiology
Paediatric service Paediatric cardiology
Paediatric service Paediatric clinical genetics
Paediatric service Paediatric clinical pharmacology
Paediatric service Paediatric endocrinology
Paediatric service Paediatric gastroenterology and hepatology
Paediatric service Paediatric haematology
Paediatric service Paediatric immunology and allergy
Paediatric service Paediatric infectious diseases
Paediatric service Paediatric intensive care medicine
Paediatric service Paediatric medical oncology
Paediatric service Paediatric medicine
Paediatric service Paediatric nephrology
Paediatric service Paediatric neurology
Paediatric service Paediatric nuclear medicine
Paediatric service Paediatric otolaryngology
Paediatric service Paediatric rehabilitation medicine
Paediatric service Paediatric rheumatology
Paediatric service Paediatric sleep medicine
Paediatric service Paediatric thoracic medicine
Paediatric service Paediatric dermatology
Paediatric service Paediatric emergency medicine with trauma service
Paediatric service Paediatric emergency medicine without trauma service
Paediatric service Paediatric haematology-oncology
Paediatric service Paediatric pulmonology
Psychiatry service Drug and/or alcohol counselling
Psychiatry service Drug and/or alcohol information/referral
Psychiatry service Forensic psychiatry
Psychiatry service Mental health advocacy
Psychiatry service Mental health assessment/triage/crisis response
Psychiatry service Mental health case management/continuing care
Psychiatry service Mental health information/referral
Psychiatry service Mental health inpatient services (hospital psychiatric unit) – requires referral
Psychiatry service Mental health non-residential rehabilitation
Psychiatry service Mental health residential rehabilitation/community care unit
Psychiatry service Needle and syringe exchange
Psychiatry service Non-residential alcohol and/or drug dependence treatment
Psychiatry service Pharmacotherapy (e.g. methadone) program
Psychiatry service Quit program
Psychiatry service Residential alcohol and/or drug dependence treatment
Rheumatology service N/A
Specialist medical clinic service Clinical allergy and immunology
Specialist medical clinic service Clinical genetics services
Specialist medical clinic service Clinical haematology services
Specialist medical clinic service Clinical oncology services
Specialist medical clinic service Endocrinology services
Specialist medical clinic service Gastroenterology and hepatology services
Specialist medical clinic service Geriatric medicine services
Specialist medical clinic service Infectious diseases services
Specialist medical clinic service Intensive care services
Specialist medical clinic service Internal medicine services
Specialist medical clinic service Nephrology services
Specialist medical clinic service Neurology services
Specialist medical clinic service Occupational medicine services
Specialist medical clinic service Palliative medicine services
Specialist medical clinic service Rehabilitation medicine services
Specialist medical clinic service Sleep medicine services
Specialist medical clinic service Thoracic medicine services
Specialist medical practitioner service n.e.c General practice anaesthetics services
Specialist medical practitioner service n.e.c General practice procedure services
Specialist medical practitioner service n.e.c General practice women’s health and obstetrics services
Specialist medical practitioner service n.e.c GP surgery GP skin cancer services
Specialist medical practitioner service n.e.c Navy medical services
Specialist surgical service Adult reconstructive orthopaedic surgery
Specialist surgical service Cardiothoracic surgery
Specialist surgical service Colon and rectal surgery
Specialist surgical service Dermatological surgery
Specialist surgical service Facial plastic surgery
Specialist surgical service Foot and ankle surgery
Specialist surgical service Hand surgery
Specialist surgical service Neurosurgery
Specialist surgical service Ophthalmology
Specialist surgical service Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Specialist surgical service Orthopaedic surgery
Specialist surgical service Orthopaedic surgery of the spine
Specialist surgical service Otolaryngology/facial plastic surgery
Specialist surgical service Paediatric orthopaedic surgery
Specialist surgical service Paediatric surgery
Specialist surgical service Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Specialist surgical service Plastic surgery within the head and neck
Specialist surgical service Surgery – general
Specialist surgical service Surgical oncology
Specialist surgical service Transplant surgery
Specialist surgical service Trauma Surgery
Specialist surgical service Urology
Specialist surgical service Vascular surgery
Thoracic specialist service Thoracic specialist service
Urology service Urology service

State Government Healthcare Administration

Service Type Description Service Unit Description
State government healthcare administration N/A
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