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health centre

As used in the UK, a facility owned by a community trust which provides primary (GP) care and community health services.

Services provided
General medical and nursing services. Health centres may also provide AHP (allied health profession) and non-surgical specialist (consultant) services.
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Fikri held a meeting with the directors of primary health centers to discuss the preparations of the primary health centers for the holy month and ways of avoiding congestion times in all the medical districts.
The Ministry called upon all patients with Sickle Cell anemia to visit the nearest Health Center to their residential area, pointing out that all health centers operate from 7 am to 2:15 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm, as well as a number of health centers that operate to Midnight, which includes Sitra, Isa Town, Mohammed Jassim Kano, Al Nuaim Health Centers, while Hamad Kanoo And Northern Muharraq Health Centers round the clock.
First, health centers must provide all required primary, preventative, enabling health services and additional health services as appropriate and necessary, either directly or through established written arrangements and referrals.
Research shows that health centers improve access to health care, help people manage their chronic diseases and reduce emergency room visits, all of which contribute to total health care system savings.
Creation of the network will impact more than 62,000 Community Health Center patients in Arkansas and will improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of care given by the participating centers.
McGovern said the city health centers provide preventive and primary care services to patients regardless of their ability to pay, setting their charges according to income.
To implement valid CSL experiences, partnerships with schools of nursing or nurse managed health centers are one approach that can be utilized by academic settings regardless of geographic locale.
Don't forget about migrant and rural health centers.
The service expansion grants, part of President Bush's multi-year plan to add 1,200 new and expanded health center sites over 5 years and ultimately double the number of patients treated, will enable health centers in 47 States and Puerto Rico to broaden access for more than 200,000 people.
The grants awarded to 219 health centers will help expand access to care for more than 1.