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General Health Care

    Results: 18

  • AIDS/HIV Control (1)
    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 Issues (1)
    YZ-0350

    AIDS/HIV Issues

    YZ-0350

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of AIDS/HIV.
  • City/County Hospitals (2)
    LL-3000.1500

    City/County Hospitals

    LL-3000.1500

    City or county-operated health care facilities that provide a full range of inpatient services on an ability-to-pay basis and target low-income and indigent residents of the community.
  • Community Clinics (13)
    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 (8)
    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.
  • Dental Care (11)
    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 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.
  • 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.
  • General Acute Care Hospitals (4)
    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.
  • HIV Testing (1)
    LF-4900.2400

    HIV Testing

    LF-4900.2400

    Programs that offer HIV tests which are used to identify individuals who have been infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and are at risk for developing AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) or which are used to measure progression of the disease in people known to be infected. The most common HIV screening test is the enzyme immunoassay (EIA) which most frequently uses peripheral blood drawn from the arm or a finger as a sample, but can also be conducted using serum, oral fluids or urine. Repeatedly reactive EIA tests are confirmed using the Western blot or the immunofluorescence assay (IFA). The most common test that is used to measure disease progression is the PCR (polymeraise chain reaction) or viral load test. Many programs that provide HIV testing also provide pre-testing and post-test counseling which includes information about AIDS/HIV, reducing risks for HIV transmission, emotional support to help the individual deal with the testing process and test results, and information about and referral to other AIDS-related services.
  • Home Nursing (15)
    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.
  • Lead Poisoning Screening (2)
    LF-4900.4500

    Lead Poisoning Screening

    LF-4900.4500

    Programs that take blood samples from young children to identify individuals who have ingested paint or other materials containing lead and have absorbed an undue amount of the substance. Results may lead to continued surveillance, testing, referrals for medical evaluation, and/or housing inspection to identify lead hazards and prevent further occurrences of lead poisoning. Included are screenings conducted during home visits and clinic-based screening.
  • Medical Equipment/Supplies (11)
    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.
  • Mobile Health Care (1)
    LN-5000

    Mobile Health Care

    LN-5000

    Programs that use specially equipped mobile vehicles to deliver basic health care services to vulnerable and/or remote populations that are unable to access a community health care facility. The mobile clinics make scheduled stops in different neighborhoods and offer a wide variety of services which may include general physical examinations, pediatric services, health screening, vision screening, flu shots, childhood immunizations, laboratory services, WIC certification, STD screening and treatment, family planning services, pregnancy testing and treatment for minor illnesses. Included are street medicine programs that use outreach workers to seek out and provide primary health care services for unsheltered homeless people living on the streets, under bridges, in abandoned buildings or wherever else they stay.
  • Prescription Medication Services (5)
    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.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening (3)
    LF-4900.8000

    Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening

    LF-4900.8000

    Programs that identify individuals who have contracted gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes or other diseases that are spread by sexual contact and diagnose their conditions. The procedure includes visual examinations, blood tests and analyses of discharge or samples taken from lesions.
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities (16)
    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.
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (9)
    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.