Facility where patients are hospitalized a short time (fewdays to a few weeks)
Provide a wide range of diagnostic, medical, surgical, and emergency services Diagnostic = pertaining to the determination of the nature of a disease or injury by examining (e.g. using x-rays and laboratory tests)
Provides care for specific illnesses, such as chronic diseases, tuberculosis, and psychiatric problems. Chronic = continuing over many years or a long time
Patients/clients are usually hospitalized in these facilities for a long time.
St. Jude’s Hospital for children is an example of a specialty hospital. It is known for its cancer treatments and treatments of burns.
These facilities generally care for elderly people needing nursing services and personal care.
They also care for physically ill or injured people who require and extended convalescence for recovery.
Examples of these include nursing homes and long- term care facilities.
AMBULATORY CARE CLINIC
Facilities where several physicians with different specialties combine their practices.
Specialties = fields of study or professional work, such as pediatrics, orthopedics, and obstetrics
Allows the patient to have immediate care for many different illnesses
PHYSICIAN AND DENTAL SERVICE
Provide care that promotes wellness and diagnosis of illness.
Simple surgery, bone setting, counseling, and administrations of drugs also take place here.
People who have been disabled by sickness or injury can recover many of their original abilities and relearn activities of daily living by seeking these services.
Provide care for patients/clients who require physical therapy, hydrotherapy (treatments that use water therapy for disease or injury), and other therapies for loss of limb or organ function
Patients may receive prosthetics (artificial part made for the body) and learn how to use adaptive devices.
Patients may stay in these facilities or be treated on an outpatient basis. (Patient does not require hospitalization, but is under a physician’s care.)