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What are common types of health care services?

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There are many types of health care services and providers. Primary care, nursing care and specialty care are the most common types. A primary care provider (PCP) is someone that provides checkups and addresses general health problems. Nursing care includes registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) that practice home health care or assist board certified physicians. Speciality care covers a range of services that include anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, immunology, oncology and others, according to MedlinePlus.

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Home health care services provide health care for individuals outside of a hospital. There is a variety of different types of home services offered. In some instances, doctor care is provided to patients, but the most common home health care service offered is nursing care that meets the particular patient's needs. Medical social services, care from home health aids, companionship and physical, occupational and speech therapy are other popular home services, reported by John Hopkins Medicine.

Insurance is also a form of health care service. Numerous providers exist, such as Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna Health Group. U.S. News and World Report states that the top three providers of 2015 are UnitedHealth Group, Kaiser Foundation Group and Wellpoint Inc. Group, respectively.

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