Outpatient Center

What is an outpatient center?

An outpatient center is a healthcare facility that provides outpatient care or treatment not requiring an overnight stay. Some types of outpatient centers include skilled nursing facilities and ambulatory surgery centers. Outpatient centers offer services including blood tests, medical imaging, colonoscopies and physical therapy. 

Why are outpatient centers important to healthcare?

Outpatient centers are important to healthcare because they facilitate outpatient care. In addition, outpatient care has less infection risk, requires fewer resources and is more cost-effective. Outpatient centers also let patients recover in the safety and comfort of their homes, improving patient satisfaction.