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Public-images-osm logo.svg healthcare = centre
Unspecific healthcare facility. Usage without further specification is discouraged. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: health
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use

healthcare=centre describes a physical healthcare facility with unspecified characteristics. Its usage without further specification is discouraged.

Please check if the facility fulfils one of the following criteria, and
either tag it more specifically:

  • amenity=hospital if it provides in-patient medical treatment (i.e. having beds for patients staying several days),
  • amenity=clinic if it is a a medical facility with more staff than a single doctor's office, but does not admit in-patients,
  • amenity=doctors if it is an individual doctor's office, guideline is 1-10 members of staff,
  • amenity=health_post if it is a village or neighbourhood health post, without a nurse or physician,
  • healthcare=nurse if it is an office of a trained health professional who cares for people who are ill, injured or infirm, but who is not a physician.
  • See Healthcare for a long list of healthcare facility tags which are currently being used and may be more appropriate

Or, if those above do not fit, and you have checked other possibilities in the amenity=* and healthcare=* key space,
please specify more details what services the centre provides, by adding

Undiscussed Automated and manual mass edits are discouraged.

Origins of the healthcare=centre tagging

  • The key was defined in the original proposal for a "group of medical practices", but has been used less specifically:
  • In France it has been used for a building which houses a "group of medical practices" which are each privately managed, but also for laboratories (healthcare=laboratory) and clinics (amenity=clinic).
  • In many countries it is used for any kind of clinic, hospital, or medical practice which includes the word "centre / center" or a similar word in a related language.

Common tagging mistakes

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!

See also