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This page describes all the tagging features and unique values which could be useful to tag any feature related to healthcare or health facilities present in India. Here is the link of the  parent project of healthcare which explains all the tagging schema globally.

How to Map

Create a node in the center of the building or property and tag it with healthcare=* or add healthcare=* to an area that has building=yes.

If you don't know what kind of healthcare is being provided, you can just use healthcare=yes.


Key=Value tag Description Carto-Rendering
healthcare=hospital Institutions for health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment, and typically providing nursing care for longer-term patient stays; i.e. "inpatient" care.
healthcare=clinic (clinic or Polyclinic) clinic is a healthcare facility that is primarily focused on the care of outpatients. A polyclinic is a clinic or health care facility that provides both general and specialist examinations and treatments for a wide variety of diseases and injuries to outpatients and is usually independent of a hospital. Key is "outpatient" care.
healthcare=centre A group of medical practices in the same building location. Unclear how this differs from a clinic or hospital.
healthcare=laboratory Medical laboratory also called (analytical, diagnostic) is a place that analyzes body fluids such as blood, urine, faeces etc .
healthcare=yes General healthcare facility. To be used only if specifics are unknown or can not be covered by the tagging schema. If this value is used, it is recommended to include some details with the description=* or fixme=*key.


healthcare:speciality=* as defined below.

Specialities of medical practitioners or other medical facilities

The specialty of a medical practitioner or a medical facility can be tagged using the key healthcare:speciality=* . The following table shows values which could be used in connection with this key.

Note, if a medical practitioner or a medical facility covers several specializations, they could be separated by a semicolon (';')

e.g. healthcare:speciality=cardiology;dermatology

See the available list of specialties in



See also