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Tertiary & Quaternary Critical Care

Depending on your health, you require different levels of care. If you are healthy or have a common illness such as a cold, you need help from a primary care physician. If you have heart disease, you require secondary care from a cardiologist. When you are severely ill or injured, you require tertiary and quaternary care in a hospital setting. These last two levels of care are only available at a limited number of hospitals across the nation. They require highly specialized equipment and access to rare procedures and clinical trials.

Indiana University Health Critical Care physicians are specially trained to provide these higher levels of care. We partner with Indiana University School of Medicine  to perform research on medical conditions and treatment options that improve your health. As part of the only nationally ranked healthcare system in the state, we offer advanced, high-quality care and collaboration with expert physicians from a variety of medical specialties such as neuroscience, transplant, oncology and cardiology.

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Tertiary & Quaternary Critical Care Treatment Information

Patients who require tertiary and quaternary care are often admitted to Critical Care for extra support and specialized care. While in Critical Care, you benefit from:


Tertiary & Quaternary Critical Care Locations & Physicians

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Tertiary & Quaternary Critical Care Support Services

Tertiary care and quaternary care are not common terms, but it is important to understand what they are so you can seek out the care you need. Find out more about them, as well as specific treatment options available at IU Health, at the links below.