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Vocabulary Work Group Maturity Level: N/AExternal Use Context: Any

This value set ( is defined as part of HL7 v3. Related FHIR content: AddressUse.


Defining URL:
Title:v3 Code System AddressUse

Codes that provide guidance around the circumstances in which a given address should be used.

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.190 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:


This expansion generated 01 Nov 2019

This value set contains 16 concepts

Expansion based on version 2018-08-12

All codes from system

0_GeneralAddressUse_GeneralAddressUseDescription: Address uses that can apply to both postal and telecommunication addresses.
1  BADbad addressDescription: A flag indicating that the address is bad, in fact, useless.
1  CONFconfidential addressDescription: Indicates that the address is considered sensitive and should only be shared or published in accordance with organizational controls governing patient demographic information with increased sensitivity. Uses of Addresses. Lloyd to supply more complete description.
1  Hhome addressDescription: A communication address at a home, attempted contacts for business purposes might intrude privacy and chances are one will contact family or other household members instead of the person one wishes to call. Typically used with urgent cases, or if no other contacts are available.
2    HPprimary homeDescription: The primary home, to reach a person after business hours.
2    HVvacation homeDescription: A vacation home, to reach a person while on vacation.
1  OLDno longer in useThis address is no longer in use. Usage Note: Address may also carry valid time ranges. This code is used to cover the situations where it is known that the address is no longer valid, but no particular time range for its use is known.
1  TMPtemporary addressDescription: A temporary address, may be good for visit or mailing. Note that an address history can provide more detailed information.
1  WPwork placeDescription: An office address. First choice for business related contacts during business hours.
2    DIRdirectDescription: Indicates a work place address or telecommunication address that reaches the individual or organization directly without intermediaries. For phones, often referred to as a 'private line'.
2    PUBpublicDescription: Indicates a work place address or telecommunication address that is a 'standard' address which may reach a reception service, mail-room, or other intermediary prior to the target entity.
0_PostalAddressUse_PostalAddressUseDescription: Address uses that only apply to postal addresses, not telecommunication addresses.
1  PHYSphysical visit addressDescription: Used primarily to visit an address.
1  PSTpostal addressDescription: Used to send mail.
0_TelecommunicationAddressUse_TelecommunicationAddressUseDescription: Address uses that only apply to telecommunication addresses, not postal addresses.
1  ASanswering serviceDescription: An automated answering machine used for less urgent cases and if the main purpose of contact is to leave a message or access an automated announcement.
1  ECemergency contactDescription: A contact specifically designated to be used for emergencies. This is the first choice in emergencies, independent of any other use codes.
1  MCmobile contact)Description: A telecommunication device that moves and stays with its owner. May have characteristics of all other use codes, suitable for urgent matters, not the first choice for routine business.
1  PGpagerDescription: A paging device suitable to solicit a callback or to leave a very short message.