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Doctors stethoscope 2.jpg
A doctor's office, a place to get medical attention or a check up from a physician. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
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
See also
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 [W] 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

If the doctor's office is located in a larger building, or the extent is unknown, add the tag amenity=doctors on a node placed at the centre point of the building. Alternatively, add the tag to a closed way (area) drawn around the perimeter of the building or larger amenity area if there are, for example, dedicated grounds or car parks.

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.

Tags to use in combination

  • name=* – The primary name: in general, the most prominent signposted name or the most common name in the local language(s)
  • operator=* – Сompany, corporation, person or any other entity who is directly in charge of the current operation of a map object
  • Address – "addr" is the prefix for several addr:* keys to describe addresses
  • contact:phone=* or phone=* – A telephone number associated with the object
  • contact:website=* or website=* – Specifying the link to the official website for a feature
  • opening_hours=* – Describes when something is open or closed, there is a specific standard format for this data
  • wheelchair=* – Indicate if a special place can be used with wheelchairs

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

  • amenity=dentist – A dentist practice / surgery
  • amenity=clinic – A clinic is a medical centre, with more staff than a doctor's office, that does not admit inpatients
  • amenity=hospital – A hospital providing in-patient medical treatment
  • healthcare=* – A healthcare facility