Additional Health Services Law and Legal Definition

Additional health services refer to the specialized health services that are not included in the primary health care services. It includes services offered with respect to healthy eating and physical activity, immunizations, mental health, pregnancy and baby’s health, sexual health and seniors health.

According to 42 USCS § 254b(b)(2), the term "additional health services" means services that are not included as required primary health services and that are appropriate to meet the health needs of the population served by the health center involved. Such term may include:

(A) behavioral and mental health and substance abuse services;

(B) recuperative care services;

(C) environmental health services, including:

(i) the detection and alleviation of unhealthful conditions associated with:

(I) water supply;

(II) chemical and pesticide exposures;

(III) air quality; or

(IV) exposure to lead;

(ii) sewage treatment;

(iii) solid waste disposal;

(iv) rodent and parasitic infestation;

(v) field sanitation;

(vi) housing; and

(vii) other environmental factors related to health; and

(D) in the case of health centers receiving grants under subsection (g), special occupation-related health services for migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, including:

(i) screening for and control of infectious diseases, including parasitic diseases; and

(ii) injury prevention programs, including prevention of exposure to unsafe levels of agricultural chemicals including pesticides.