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Health Care and Social Assistance


The Sector as a Whole

The Health Care and Social Assistance sector comprises establishments providing health care and social assistance for individuals. The sector includes both health care and social assistance because it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the boundaries of these two activities. The industries in this sector are arranged on a continuum starting with those establishments providing medical care exclusively, continuing with those providing health care and social assistance, and finally finishing with those providing only social assistance. The services provided by establishments in this sector are delivered by trained professionals. All industries in the sector share this commonality of process, namely, labor inputs of health practitioners or social workers with the requisite expertise. Many of the industries in the sector are defined based on the educational degree held by the practitioners included in the industry.

Excluded from this sector are aerobic classes in Subsector 713, Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries and nonmedical diet and weight reducing centers in Subsector 812, Personal and Laundry Services. Although these can be viewed as health services, these services are not typically delivered by health practitioners.

NAICS CodesNAICS Description
6211Offices of Physicians
6212Offices of Dentists
6213Offices of Other Health Practitioners
6214Outpatient Care Centers
6215Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
6216Home Health Care Services
6219Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
6221General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
6222Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
6223Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
6231Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
6232Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
6233Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
6239Other Residential Care Facilities
6241Individual and Family Services
6242Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
6243Vocational Rehabilitation Services
6244Child Day Care Services
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