health-care outreach center

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csx17

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Portuguese
Hello. What do you call a a place that is an extension of a small hospital where people can see doctors, be screened. It´s usually located at neighbourhoods as an extension of a hospital. They are not hospitals, just places where people can be checked or receive some treatment or guidance. Would it be a "health-care outreach center"?
 
  • cropje_jnr

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    We have "medical centres" as well, however they aren't necessarily located on the same site as hospitals, although to be fair, neither are community health centres.
     

    Andygc

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    British English
    I suspect that you will have difficulty finding a specific translation because of national differences in health care provision. The UK, for example, does not have a hospital-based service of the type you describe, so we don't have a phrase for it. We have walk-in centres, but they are neither attached to nor run by hospitals.
     
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