Outpatient services are medical procedures, surgeries, therapies, classes, or tests
that are done in a qualified medical center without the need for an overnight
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 & Michel M. Murr, MD - General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
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