Polyclinics

Buildings that house clinics treating diseases and injuries of many sorts, offering broad general care that is usually on an outpatient basis. Polyclinics include hospital outpatient departments at a general practitioner health center or hospital in an urban or town environment, as well as facilities attached to major factories or other work places.

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Buildings that house clinics treating diseases and injuries of many sorts, offering broad general care that is usually on an outpatient basis. Polyclinics include hospital outpatient departments at a general practitioner health center or hospital in an urban or town environment, as well as facilities attached to major factories or other work places. They often contain reception and waiting rooms, a registration desk, consulting and treatment rooms, a pathological laboratory, X-ray facilities, physiotherapy areas, and small operating theaters.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300312215. The J. Paul Getty Trust.