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ValueSet: AddressPartType

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-AddressPartType Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Computable Name: AddressPartType
Other Identifiers: id: urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.10642

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


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



This value set contains 30 concepts

Expansion based on AddressPartType v2.1.0 (CodeSystem)

1  ADLhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypeadditional locator

This 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).

1  ALhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypeaddress line

Description: An address line is for either an additional locator, a delivery address or a street address.

2    DALhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypedelivery address line

A 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.

2    SALhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypestreet 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.

1  BNNhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypebuilding number numeric

The numeric portion of a building number

1  BNRhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypebuilding number

The 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.

1  BNShttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypebuilding number suffix

Any alphabetic character, fraction or other text that may appear after the numeric portion of a building number

1  CARhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypecare of

The name of the party who will take receipt at the specified address, and will take on responsibility for ensuring delivery to the target recipient

1  CENhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypecensus tract

A geographic sub-unit delineated for demographic purposes.

1  CNThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypecountry


1  CPAhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypecounty or parish

A sub-unit of a state or province. (49 of the United States of America use the term "county;" Louisiana uses the term "parish".)

1  CTYhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypemunicipality

The name of the city, town, village, or other community or delivery center

1  DELhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypedelimiter

Delimiters are printed without framing white space. If no value component is provided, the delimiter appears as a line break.

1  DINSThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypedelivery installation type

Indicates 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.

1  DINSTAhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypedelivery installation area

The 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.

1  DINSTQhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypedelivery installation qualifier

A number, letter or name identifying a delivery installation. E.g., for Station A, the delivery installation qualifier would be 'A'.

1  DIRhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypedirection

Direction (e.g., N, S, W, E)

1  DMODhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypedelivery mode

Indicates the type of service offered, method of delivery. For example: post office box, rural route, general delivery, etc.

1  DMODIDhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypedelivery mode identifier

Represents 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).

1  DPIDhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypedelivery point identifier

A value that uniquely identifies the postal address.

1  INThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypeintersection

**Description:**An intersection denotes that the actual address is located AT or CLOSE TO the intersection OF two or more streets.

1  POBhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypepost box

A numbered box located in a post station.

1  PREhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypeprecinct

A subsection of a municipality

1  STAhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypestate or province

A sub-unit of a country with limited sovereignty in a federally organized country.

1  STBhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypestreet name base

The base name of a roadway or artery recognized by a municipality (excluding street type and direction)

1  STRhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypestreet name
1  STTYPhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypestreet type

The designation given to the street. (e.g. Street, Avenue, Crescent, etc.)

1  UNIDhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypeunit identifier

The number or name of a specific unit contained within a building or complex, as assigned by that building or complex.

1  UNIThttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypeunit designator

Indicates the type of specific unit contained within a building or complex. E.g. Appartment, Floor

1  ZIPhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-AddressPartTypepostal code

A 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
System 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


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