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A doctor's office, a place to get medical attention or a check up from a physician. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Group: Health
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: de facto


A doctor's office is a place you can go to get medical attention or a check up from a physician; also known as a  doctor's surgery in the UK. These range from a single doctor's office to larger outpatient facilities.

The tag amenity=clinic is used for larger outpatient medical facilities with at least several physicians

How to map

Use the tag amenity=doctors on a node node placed at the centrepoint of the building, or on a closed way (area) area drawn around the perimeter of the building.

In addition to this tag, some mappers add healthcare=doctor.

See healthcare:speciality=* to tag the speciality of the physician(s).

Spelling of the tag

Note that the tag is spelled amenity=doctors, and not "amenity=doctor". The "doctors" does not refer to multiple doctors, but to the designation "doctor's office", so this tag is used even if there is only a single doctor.

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