Outpatient services are medical procedures, surgeries, therapies,
classes, or tests that are done in a qualified medical center without the need for
an overnight stay.
In general, outpatient centers focus on services for wellness
and prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. In these centers, a person
may obtain childbirth education, diabetes education, counseling, imaging tests, lab
tests, minor surgery, physical or occupational therapy, and drug rehabilitation. Government
and health agencies rate and report on outpatient facilities and can help a person
find a local, high-quality outpatient service center.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine &
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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