What is Ancillary Care?

Ancillary care refers to the wide range of healthcare services provided to support the work of a primary physician. These services can be classified into three categories: diagnostic, therapeutic, and custodial. Diagnostic services include laboratory tests, radiology, genetic testing, diagnostic imaging, and more. Therapeutic services range from rehabilitation to physical and occupational therapy, as well as massage, chiropractic services, and speech therapy. Custodial services include everything from hospice care and long-term acute care to nursing facilities and urgent care.

Ancillary care is currently one of the fastest growing sectors of healthcare, representing nearly 30 percent of medical spending today. With today's rising healthcare costs, ancillary providers are frequently a prudent and cost-saving alternative to outpatient hospital and physician services.

The ACS Provider Network includes more than 33,000 healthcare providers in 32 specialty categories, along with Specialty Care Programs that save more than 50 percent on costs. Find an ACS ancillary care provider near you.