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clinic

 [klin´ik]
1. an establishment where patients are admitted for special study and treatment by a group of health care professionals practicing together.
2. a clinical lecture; examination of patients before a class of students; instruction at the bedside.
satellite clinic a facility owned by a hospital but operated at a distant site.
walk-in clinic a facility that offers health care services without an appointment.

ambulatory care centre

Medspeak-UK
A health service centre in the UK in which a patient is admitted and discharged on the same day. Ambulatory care centres provide an array of outpatient, imaging, day surgery and medical diagnostic services designed around the needs of the patient.

Medspeak-US
A free-standing facility that provides non-emergent medical, or less commonly, dental services. ACCs often have short waiting times, may not require appointments, and have a non-permanent or rotating medical staff; most visits to these centres occur outside of the regular work hours by patients who feel that their particular problem cannot wait until their private physician is available.

walk-in clinic

Ambulatory clinic, see there.

walk-in clinic

A general medical care clinic open to those who do not have an appointment.
See also: clinic
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The effects of healthcare reform and the need to drive patients towards high-quality, affordable and accessible health care will continue to positively influence convenient care clinic growth and utilization.
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