HL7 Terminology
1.0.0 - Publication

This page is part of the HL7 Terminology (v1.0.0: Release) based on FHIR R4. The current version which supercedes this version is 5.2.0. For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions



Defining URL:http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-AddressPartType

Discussion: The hierarchical nature of these concepts shows composition. E.g. "Street Name" is part of "Street Address Line"

OID:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.10642 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource:XML / JSON / Turtle


This value set is not used

Content Logical Definition

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 30 concepts

Expansion based on AddressPartType v2.0.0 (CodeSystem)

All codes from system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartType

0ADLadditional locatorThis can be a unit designator, such as apartment number, suite number, or floor. There may be several unit designators in an address (e.g., "3rd floor, Appt. 342"). This can also be a designator pointing away from the location, rather than specifying a smaller location within some larger one (e.g., Dutch "t.o." means "opposite to" for house boats located across the street facing houses).
0ALaddress line**Description:** An address line is for either an additional locator, a delivery address or a street address.
1  DALdelivery address lineA delivery address line is frequently used instead of breaking out delivery mode, delivery installation, etc. An address generally has only a delivery address line or a street address line, but not both.
1  SALstreet address line**Description:** A street address line is frequently used instead of breaking out build number, street name, street type, etc. An address generally has only a delivery address line or a street address line, but not both.
0BNNbuilding number numericThe numeric portion of a building number
0BNRbuilding numberThe number of a building, house or lot alongside the street. Also known as "primary street number". This does not number the street but rather the building.
0BNSbuilding number suffixAny alphabetic character, fraction or other text that may appear after the numeric portion of a building number
0CARcare ofThe name of the party who will take receipt at the specified address, and will take on responsibility for ensuring delivery to the target recipient
0CENcensus tractA geographic sub-unit delineated for demographic purposes.
0CPAcounty or parishA sub-unit of a state or province. (49 of the United States of America use the term "county;" Louisiana uses the term "parish".)
0CTYmunicipalityThe name of the city, town, village, or other community or delivery center
0DELdelimiterDelimiters are printed without framing white space. If no value component is provided, the delimiter appears as a line break.
0DINSTdelivery installation typeIndicates the type of delivery installation (the facility to which the mail will be delivered prior to final shipping via the delivery mode.) Example: post office, letter carrier depot, community mail center, station, etc.
0DINSTAdelivery installation areaThe location of the delivery installation, usually a town or city, and is only required if the area is different from the municipality. Area to which mail delivery service is provided from any postal facility or service such as an individual letter carrier, rural route, or postal route.
0DINSTQdelivery installation qualifierA number, letter or name identifying a delivery installation. E.g., for Station A, the delivery installation qualifier would be 'A'.
0DIRdirectionDirection (e.g., N, S, W, E)
0DMODdelivery modeIndicates the type of service offered, method of delivery. For example: post office box, rural route, general delivery, etc.
0DMODIDdelivery mode identifierRepresents the routing information such as a letter carrier route number. It is the identifying number of the designator (the box number or rural route number).
0DPIDdelivery point identifierA value that uniquely identifies the postal address.
0INTintersection**Description:**An intersection denotes that the actual address is located AT or CLOSE TO the intersection OF two or more streets.
0POBpost boxA numbered box located in a post station.
0PREprecinctA subsection of a municipality
0STAstate or provinceA sub-unit of a country with limited sovereignty in a federally organized country.
0STBstreet name baseThe base name of a roadway or artery recognized by a municipality (excluding street type and direction)
0STRstreet name
0STTYPstreet typeThe designation given to the street. (e.g. Street, Avenue, Crescent, etc.)
0UNIDunit identifierThe number or name of a specific unit contained within a building or complex, as assigned by that building or complex.
0UNITunit designatorIndicates the type of specific unit contained within a building or complex. E.g. Appartment, Floor
0ZIPpostal codeA postal code designating a region defined by the postal service.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
Source The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


2020-05-06reviseVocabulary WGTed KleinMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.
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