ambulatory care centre
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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.
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.