A health care provider is an individual health professional or a health facility organization licensed to provide health care diagnosis and treatment services including medication, surgery and medical devices. They provide essential services that promote health, prevent diseases and deliver health care services to individuals, families and communities based on the primary health care approach. Health care providers often receive payments for their services rendered from health insurance providers. Primary healthcare providers play an indispensable role in the healthcare system to prevent and manage common health conditions. The term "healthcare provider" is sometimes incorrectly used to refer to a health insurance plan, but health insurance is different from health care. Your health insurance plan will pay your healthcare provider for the services they provide to you. there are all different types of healthcare providers. Any type of healthcare service you might need is provided by some type of healthcare provider.


Here are some non-physician examples of healthcare providers: