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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.
Etymology: L, satelles, attendant; Gk, kline, bed
a health care facility usually operated under the auspices of a large institution but situated in a location some distance from the larger health center.