Organization Types

Air Transport Service

Organizations who provide medical transportation services through helicopters, planes, etc.

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All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs)
Dialysis Service

Organizations that provide care for those with chronic kidney disease on an outpatient basis.

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These Organizations are much like the Support Agency/Organizations with the addition that they will receive alerting messages when an organization in their region changes Diversion Status to Disaster Alert, Full, or Special Diversion. Regional Diversion Alert is only available to Region Admin, Admin User, and EMS organization users.

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Family Assistance Center (FAC)

In VHASS, a Family Assistance Center (FAC) is utilized by the Virginia 211 system to help the public in locating family members after a disaster.

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Free Standing Emergency Departments

An emergency outpatient facility for minor/moderate illnesses and injuries. May be 24 hrs/day or limited hours.

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Home Health Agencies (HHAs)

Hospitals ensure the safety of the patient, and to provide facilities for diagnosis and treatment and for special hospital services appropriate to the needs of the community.

Hospital Sub-Types:

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Inter. Care Facilities Ind. Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)
Long Term Care Facility

An extended care facility with the capability to provide basic level healthcare (i.e. skilled/non-skilled nursing home).

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NDMS Federal Coordinating Center (NDMS FCC)

Federally operated entities that coordinate the movement of National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) patients for access to medical care within the FCC's assigned area. The FCC solicits and organizes community support services, enrolls non-federal local hospitals in the NDMS and when needed coordinates bed availability.

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Outpatient Care Centers

An outpatient care center provides non-emergency medical care or treatment that does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or medical facility.


Outpatient Care Center Subtypes:

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Public Health

State and local public health agents.

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Regional Healthcare Coordinating Center (RHCC)

State HPP designated facilities established to coordinated regional healthcare activities during major emergencies.

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State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME)

State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) was added to the system to support the Family Assistance Centers (FAC) when there are deceased patients. Access to the Patient Tracking module is the same as other organizations. The difference is when an FAC call center user is searching for a patient and the results return a deceased patient.

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Support Agency/Organization

Various organizations which support the Hospital Preparedness Program, the hospitals, etc. Some examples consist of EMS, poison centers, etc.

Support Agency/Organization Subtypes:
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