SECONDARY CARE By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Provision of a specialized medical service by a physician specialist or a hospital on referral by a primary care physician. Compare with: primary care; tertiary care. SECONDARY CARE: "The patient required secondary care for his illness." Related Psychology Terms PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER (PCP) SECONDARY PREVENTION TERTIARY CARE PRIMARY CARE PRIMARY CARE PSYCHOLOGY PRIVATE MENTAL HOSPITAL RURAL HEALTH CLINIC (RHC) INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY (ICF) SELF-REFERRAL ELDER CARE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SECONDARY CARE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/secondary-care/ (accessed June 16, 2019).